Tech Nonprofit Keeps Detroit Connected

With 40 percent of the Motor City lacking internet access, the Detroit Community Technology Project provides high-speed networks to underserved neighborhoods.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tech-Nonprofit-Keeps-Detroit/242487

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Leader Shares Her Life Story to Promote Corporate Jobs for Youths

Urban Alliance CEO Eshauna Smith works to make sure low-income high-school students, many of them minorities, get opportunities like the one she had.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Leader-Shares-Her-Life-Story/242514

Daily News Roundup: Oxfam Admits Sexual Misconduct

Also, Oxfam facing funding losses amid the growing crisis. Plus, two opinion pieces on Oxfam: Its obsession with public relations has hurt its mission; and its current troubles are no reason to cut foreign aid. In other news, Kenneth Cole is pushed out as amfAR chair over Weinstein controversy; Newman’s Own avoids major tax hit; and more news and leadership changes.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Oxfam/242523

Daily News Roundup: Oxfam Staff Paid Haiti Earthquake Survivors for Sex

In other news, former employees of the Cato Institute describe years of sexual harassment; the pharmaceuticals industry used an anti-addiction ally in its opioid fight; only one charity that received money from a men-only fundraising dinner where hostesses were sexually harassed has made an effort to give back the money; plus more news, big gifts, and opinion and analysis articles.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Oxfam/242502

Daily News Roundup: Giving Plummets at USC Amid Medical-School Scandal

Donations to the University of Southern California from July to December last year were $100 million less than during the same period in 2016. In other news, women make 21 percent less than men at Wellcome Trust, Britain’s largest charity, the group says; Houston billionaires gave a medical center $25 million; and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Giving/242473

Daily News Roundup: Conn. May Try to Dodge Tax-Deduction Cap With Charitable Gifts

In other news, President Trump may soon nominate a tax lawyer to head the Internal Revenue Service; the new tax law would eliminate the deduction donors have been getting for prime seats at college games; Hollywood’s Time’s Up has raised $20 million; the Charles Koch Foundation has been giving millions to colleges to study criminal justice and foreign policy; and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Conn-May/242466

Opinion: As States Seek Charitable Ways to Skirt Tax Law, Philanthropy Must Watch Out

As California and other states look for ways to escape the new limits on state and local deductions, they are blurring further the lines between public and private in ways that are dangerous for the nonprofit world.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-As-States-Seek/242449

As States Seek Charitable Ways to Skirt Tax Law, Philanthropy Must Watch Out

As California and other states look for ways to escape the new limits on state and local deductions, they are blurring further the lines between public and private in ways that are dangerous for the nonprofit world.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/As-States-Seek-Charitable-Ways/242449