Daily News Roundup: Gates Follows $4.6 Billion Gift With Malaria Push

Bill Gates announced the “Mosquito War” bed-net campaign a day after federal filings revealed his huge stock donation to his charity. Also, the MacArthur Foundation funds efforts to promote diversity in documentary filmmaking, and the Rockefeller Foundation backs bonds to help cities deal with fierce storms.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Gates/240939

Daily News Roundup: Crowdfunding Sites Nix Appeals for Charlottesville Suspect

Mainstream online-fundraising firms say hosting campaigns to raise legal-defense funds for James Fields would violate their policies on hate speech. Also, humanitarian groups suspend Mediterranean migrant-rescue missions, fearing clashes with Libya’s beefed-up Coast Guard.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240930

After Charlottesville, Nonprofits Urge Trump to Fire Steve Bannon

In the wake of the violence at a white-supremacist rally in Virginia, the NAACP and the Southern Poverty Law Center said the president’s chief strategist and other White House figures they link to white nationalism must go.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/After-Charlottesville/240920

Interesting Read: Conversation with Christopher Purdy and Rory Harrington of DKT International about family planning

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Christopher_Purdy_and_Rory_Harrington_06-23-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Mr. Purdy and Mr. Harrington of DKT International ( http://www.dktinternational.org) as part of its investigation into potential family planning giving opportunities.

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/8Tr_wf_JsQk/P9SKtCY7CAAJ

Interesting Read: Conversation with Robert Geneau of Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology about cataract

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Robert_Geneau_06-05-17_(public).pdf GiveWell and IDinsight spoke with Dr. Geneau of the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO) as part of their cataract surgery project ( http://www.givewell.org/charities/IDinsight/partnership-with-idins

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/zSQ1KWOLpyk/J50IWCY7CAAJ

Daily News Roundup: ACLU Draws Flak From Progressives for Charlottesville Stance

Activists normally allied with the civil-liberties group blasted its legal defense of the free-speech rights of white supremacists who rallied in the Virginia city. Also, Microsoft billionaire Steve Ballmer establishes a philanthropic beachhead in his native Detroit.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-ACLU-Draws/240915