Opinion: A Nonprofit Leader’s Heroic Effort to Call Attention to Dangerous Remnants of War

A determined charity founder has mobilized the American public and government to support efforts to rid Laos of unexploded bombs that still litter the country today.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-A-Nonprofit/241827

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Daily Update: House Tax Bill Would Raise Borrowing Costs for Nonprofit Projects

In other news, the Robin Hood Foundation is creating donor-advised funds to capitalize on hedge-fund managers’ tax deadline; NPR’s chairman steps down amid harassment crisis; the Old Vic Theater in London apologized for not taking action after receiving 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior against Kevin Spacey; and more news about nonprofits.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-Update-House-Tax-Bill/241809

Podcast: How the Next Generation Keeps the Walton Foundation Young

Kyle Peterson, executive director of the grant maker, discusses how family members remain active in continuing the philanthropic legacy of Sam and Helen Walton, pouring $1.3 billion into education alone. Other areas of interest include the environment and cultural attractions.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/podcast-how-the-next-generati/6466/

Daily News Roundup: Koch Foundation Boosts Giving to Universities

The Charles Koch Foundation gave $77 million to colleges last year, which is 75 percent more than in 2015. In other news, the Vera Institute for Justice is pledging to match spending on legal aid for undocumented immigrants in several cities; the Gates Foundation and others form a $100 million fund to fight neglected diseases; the notion of cash grants for the poor gains momentum; and more articles about giving and about museums.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Koch/241793

Daily News Roundup: Elite Colleges Caught Up in Fight Over Tax Proposals

In other news, GOP tax proposals could cost charities billions; Bill Gates gives $50 million to Alzheimer’s research; the National Trust for Historic Preservation creates $25 million fund to preserve African-American historical sites; and other news and features on disaster relief, on museums, and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Elite/241776