Daily News Roundup: Jeff Bezos Philanthropy Still a Wild Card

In other news, the new focus of the Koch brothers’ push for public funding of private and charter schools is on Hispanics; the head of the Broad Foundation talks about her vision for the philanthropy; the billionaire founder of Chobani yogurt says philanthropy is embedded in his company; and much more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Jeff-Bezos/241621

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Daily News Roundup: Houston Charities Still Waiting on $76 Million in Disaster Relief Pledges

Two months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the nonprofits are still waiting for companies, foundations, and individuals to make good on their promises. In other news, celebrity chef José Andrés promises a long-term focus on feeding victims of natural disasters, and nonprofits are hit unevenly by federal efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Houston/241599

Daily Update: Houston Charities Still Waiting on $76 Million in Disaster Relief Pledges

Two months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the nonprofits are still waiting for companies, foundations, and individuals to make good on their promises. In other news, celebrity chef José Andrés promises a long-term focus on feeding victims of natural disasters, and nonprofits are hit unevenly by federal efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-Update-Houston/241599

Interesting Read: 2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis – Version 3

GiveWell recently published an update to its cost-effectiveness model: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y8gy8kHZwu40KuoE9GO_EWZS0x4ZMp3GX2_unDMtgyk/edit#gid=1537947274, as well as release notes (.pdf) on the changes. This update, as well as past versions of GiveWell’s cost-effectiveness

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/PwjTUQHFT-A/zdvaBwL5AAAJ

Racism Is Not the Cause of Racial Disparities, Philanthropy Roundtable Speaker Says

A Wall Street Journal columnist attacked the NAACP and Black Lives Matter, while other speakers offered ideas on the role of philanthropy in a democracy and how donors could help curb the opioid crisis.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Racism-Is-Not-the-Cause-of/241593

Daily News Roundup: $2.4 Trillion Wealth Transfer Expected

A new report predicts that aging billionaires will pass a record amount of money to their children and charities. In other news. the Justice Department settles with Tea Party nonprofits that claimed the IRS treated them unfairly; J.J. Watt has announced what he plans to do with the $37 million he raised for hurricane relief; U. Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gets $150 million; and more news and features.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-24/241585

Podcast: How the Kennedy Center Fosters a Culture of Philanthropy

The head of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts talks about the center’s history, the wide range of culture events it hosts, and how its employees all consider themselves to be fundraisers.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-the-kennedy-cente/6447/

Daily News Roundup: New NAACP Strategy Puts Spotlight on Discrimination

The group announced its new approach after issuing a warning Tuesday that African-Americans could face discrimination if they fly on American Airlines. In other news, the $1 billion that Congress approved a year ago to fight the opioid crisis is finally making its way to the people who need it, but with mixed results; the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s efforts so far appear focused on fixing problems in part by changing laws; financier David Rubenstein is stepping down from the Carlyle Group to co…

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New-NAACP/241558