Podcast: Problems With Board Diversity Are Getting Worse

In this week’s Business of Giving, BoardSource CEO Anne Wallestad discusses the findings of a new report by her organization.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Podcast-Problems-With-Board/242010


Daily News Roundup: Hospitals and Schools Race to Borrow Tax-Free While They Can

Borrowers issued more than $4 billion in private-equity bonds last week, which nonprofits and others can use for development projects with a public benefit. In other news, Newman’s Own could face a 200 percent tax thanks to the tax bill; civil-rights leader and Democratic congressman John Lewis will skip the opening of the Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi if President Trump attends; and much more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Hospitals/242008

Daily News Roundup: New York Public Radion Suspends 2 More Hosts

The station placed two of its most popular hosts on leave while it investigates accusations of inappropriate conduct. In other articles, while Jared Kushner is pursing Mideast peace, the Kushner Companies Charitable Foundation is giving to a controversial West Bank settlement; Colin Kaepernick’s giving shows his vision for social change; and much more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New-York/241995

Daily News Roundup: Donald Trump Jr. Sought Information on Clinton Foundation From Russian Lawyer

A Russian lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2016 that Mr. Trump was seeking information about illegal donations to the foundation. In other news and features: an article on how conspiracy theories about George Soros have obscured other issues with large-scale giving; a report on how nonprofits are using a private-equity fund to pull a poor neighborhood out of poverty; and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Donald/241986

Interesting Read: June 2017 Board Meeting

On June 6, 2017, the Clear Fund Board of Directors, which oversees GiveWell, held a meeting: https://www.givewell.org/about/official-records/board-meeting-37. — Catherine Hollander http://www.GiveWell.org

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/QViCWtDPDHg/7EeMjlU9BQAJ

Daily News Roundup: 5 Years in Prison for Former Congresswoman Who Raised Money for Fake Charity

In other news, allegations of bullying and sexual harassment rock New York’s WNYC public radio station after popular host departs; the new tax bill could benefit private schools and hurt public education; Code.org will use $12 million from the Gates Foundation to train more teacher and update curricula; and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-5-Years-in/241979