Daily News Roundup: GOP Tax Plan Could Put Charities at Risk

Nonprofits that rely on middle-class donors would be especially vulnerable. In other news, a USC administrator responsible for raising hundreds of millions of dollars has stepped down amid sexual-harassment allegations; the Boy Scouts has announced it will establish a program that would allow older girls to aspire to the Eagle Scout rank; plus, more news about aid to Puerto Rico, donations for Las Vegas shooting victims, and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GOP-Tax/241429

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Daily News Roundup: USC Fundraising Executive Steps Down Amid Sexual-Harassment Inquiry

In other news, an analysis of the GOP tax plan says it could hurt charities, especially those that rely on middle-class donors; the Boy Scouts has announced it will establish a program that would allow older girls to aspire to the Eagle Scout rank; plus, more news about aid to Puerto Rico, donations for Las Vegas shooting victims, and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-USC/241429

Foundation Forms a Family Giving Circle to Teach Young People About Philanthropy

Participating families will put money into a common fund, and at the end of 12 weeks, after discussing community needs and how to effect change, they will choose a local nonprofit to support. Here’s how you can start a similar program.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Forms-a-Family/241427

Daily News Roundup: ‘MacArthur Genius’ Grants Announced

Winners of the $625,000 no-strings-attached awards for “exceptionally creative people” include the founder of United We Dream and the leader of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network. In other news, Yale’s endowment posts disappointing returns; Harvey Weinstein steps down from the Robin Hood Foundation board and USC turns down his $5 million gift; and Michael Jordan gives $7 million to health clinics in Charlotte, N.C.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/241421

Daily News Roundup: Charity Gives Cash to Houstonians to Rebuild

In other news, a rally in China’s Tencent Holdings adds billions to the philanthropic commitment of internet mogul Pony Ma; in an interview, Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel peace prize winner, talks about giving capitalism a social conscience;Detroit hopes philanthropy could help in its bid to attract Amazon’s new headquarters to the city; and a new app, patterned after Snapchat and Vine, will use video to encourage giving by young people.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charity/241411

Navigating Economic Diversity in the Nonprofit World

Read our collection of news articles and data studies to understand the role socioeconomic class plays in philanthropy and to learn what nonprofits and foundations are doing to recruit and retain people with modest economic backgrounds.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/navigating-economic-diversity/157