In other news, President Trump’s inaugural committee paid $26 million to Melania Trump’s adviser, leaving only $5 million left for charity; 20 refugee resettlement offices are set to close and 40 others will cut back operations after the State Department ordered them to downsize; companies and nonprofits can post messages on Facebook’s ‘Community Help’ tool during a disaster; and much more.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY-State/242572
Executives of Sesame Workshop, which was awarded the top prize in the “100&Change” contest, and finalist HarvestPlus talk to MacArthurâs Cecilia Conrad and host Denver Frederick.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Podcast-100-Million-15/242561
A group of patients says the money should be spent with more urgency. In other news, Stephen Schwarzman is giving $25 million to his public high school; Betsy DeVos is donating her $200,000 salary to education and special-needs charities; disgraced Oxfam official left an earlier job over sex-worker allegations; ‘On Point’ radio host Tom Ashbrook has been fired; and much more.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Spending/242555
In other news, President Trump gave $100,000 of his salary for infrastructure projects; the Intel Foundation is donating $1 million to the International Rescue Committee to teach coding skills to refugees; charitable giving makes people more attractive to others, according to a study; the Oxfam scandal widens; the 50 best workplaces for charitable giving; and more.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Childrens/242548
Poor Americans would be hardest hit. Also, the plan’s food-stamp replacement; its elimination of NEA, public TV, and other cultural groups; and a bipartisan “no” to cutting aid money. In other news, an Oxfam deputy resigns over how sex claims were handled, and a whistle-blower says the charity ignored concerns; drugmakers supported groups that pushed opioid use; fact-checking Matt Damon’s clean-water promise in a Super Bowl ad; and more.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How/242534
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
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
New Jersey Community Capital buys pools of troubled mortgages at a discount and then modifies the loans to help homeowners. Vacant properties or converted to affordable housing.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Uses-Creative-Impact/242494
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
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