Daily News Roundup: Supreme Court Rules Church Can Get Government Grant

School-choice advocates said the decision, which concerned a state program to help nonprofits renovate playgrounds, bolsters their call for taxpayer-funded private-school vouchers. Also, Blackbaud makes a big move into crowdfunding, and a charity backed by big tech bucks works to get coding into classrooms.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Supreme/240446

GuideStar’s Reversal on ‘Hate Flags’ Sparks Debate Over Role of Charity-Information Sites

After threats to its staff and much criticism, the group removed flags it had placed on profiles of “hate groups,” raising questions about how best to promote civil discourse in this political moment.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GuideStar-s-Reversal-on/240443

Interesting Read: Conversation with Malaria Consortium staff about LLIN distribution in Nigeria

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Malaria_Consortium_03-24-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Mr. Nelson, Dr. Maxwell, and Ms. Marasciulo of Malaria Consortium as part of an investigation into long-lasting insecticide-treated net (LLIN) distribution programs in Nigeria. Conversation

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/FmibMtMUmYA/ML2hzXn_DwAJ

Daily News Roundup: GuideStar Drops ‘Hate’ Label From Nonprofit Profiles

The charity tracker drew strong criticism from conservative organizations for adopting the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate group” tags. Also, Michael Bloomberg unveils a $200 million program to help cities address big social and environmental challenges.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GuideStar/240435

Interesting Read: Documents related to IDinsight’s RCT of New Incentives

As part of GiveWell’s Incubation Grants program, GiveWell is partnering with IDinsight to conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of New Incentives’ incentives for immunization program. Here, we provide a list of documents IDinsight has produced and agreed to make public as part of this

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/D7wFb13vGL8/fODFEebhDgAJ

Interesting Read: Interim intervention report on SMS reminders for vaccination

GiveWell recently published an interim intervention report on SMS reminders for vaccination: http://www.givewell.org/international/technical/programs/sms-reminders-for-vaccination . All of our intervention reports are available at http://www.givewell.org/research/intervention-reports. —

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/Us96jVYIVcU/IRGEG97hDgAJ

Daily News Roundup: Responses to Bezos Giving Tweet at 42,000 and Counting

Experts liken the Amazon founder’s approach to philanthropy to his disruption of the retail industry. Also, Susan G. Komen Arizona is shutting its doors, and the Girl Scouts adds an achievement badge in cybersecurity.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Responses/240414

Interesting Read: Interim intervention report on interventions to promote handwashing

GiveWell recently published an interim intervention report on interventions to promote handwashing: http://www.givewell.org/international/technical/programs/interventions-to-promote-handwashing. All of our intervention reports are available at http://www.givewell.org/research/intervention-repo

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/7BHdSLlXr6g/UGJ9Aet8DgAJ