Opinion: Don’t Change the Tax Rules on Advocacy by Nonprofits or Donors

The Washington tax debate is prompting two contradictory plans — one to end the ban on partisan politicking by nonprofits and another to limit tax deductions for charitable donors that seek to influence policy.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Don-t-Change-the/239918

Daily News Roundup: Metropolitan Museum of Art Mulls Ticket Charge for Non-New Yorkers

Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the deficit-plagued museum’s proposal to make entrance fees mandatory for visitors from outside the city. Also, Livestrong says it’s turning a fundraising corner after three years of plunging donations, and an African charity teams with dating app Tinder to help super-rare rhinos breed.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239920

Interesting Read: Conversation with Dr. Ebenezer Baba and Madeleine Marasciulo of Malaria Consortium about artesunate

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Malaria_Consortium_01-19-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Dr. Baba and Ms. Marasciulo of Malaria Consortium about Malaria Consortium’s injectable artesunate programs. Conversation topics included Malaria Consortium’s past work to increase access to

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/36ARwEYyqP8/oQjgdlQFAgAJ

Daily News Roundup: Fear of Terror Financing Hinders Aid Work

Relief groups say urgent humanitarian work is being delayed by banks’ reluctance to wire money into countries where terrorist activity takes place. Also, how big charities’ brand recognition widens inequality in the nonprofit world, and the Robin Hood Foundation names a new leader.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Fear-of/239889

Interesting Read: Minor updates to Transparency Policy page

We recently added a paragraph to our transparency policy page to address questions from charities about GiveWell’s approach to transparency: http://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/transparency. — Catherine Hollander http://www.GiveWell.org

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/XqO_E8mvGCw/hrJ2XPhnAQAJ

Interesting Read: GiveWell’s partnership with IDinsight

We published a page describing GiveWell’s partnership with IDinsight. This partnership is part of the GiveWell Incubation Grants program: http://www.givewell.org/charities/IDinsight/partnership-with-idinsight. — Catherine Hollander http://www.GiveWell.org

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/3-HqzTbOWp4/CLVFZ_dnAQAJ

Interesting Read: Notes and photos from IDinsight’s site visit to New Incentives in Nigeria

As part of a broader partnership between GiveWell and IDinsight, IDinsight staff visited New Incentives in Nigeria in February 2017. We have published notes and photos from this visit at http://www.givewell.org/research/site-visits/february-2017. Notes and photos from all of our charity site

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/_RlbCmvPL8k/KvLfxdV5AAAJ