$800,000 in Grants Seeks to Build Next Generation of Social-Justice Philanthropy

Twenty-one nonprofits will receive grants to build donor networks that share ideas about how to promote racial and class equity.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/800000-in-Grants-Seeks-to/242496

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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

Daily News Roundup: New Tax on Nonprofit Pay Will Hit Different Hospitals Differently

How nonprofit hospitals are structured will determine how much they will have to pay. In other news, a former official at a charity founded by John Kerry’s daughter is facing a criminal charge for violating a conflict-of-interest law by lobbying former colleagues; Syracuse gets $20 million for a veterans project; a top investigator in the international ivory trade has been found dead; and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New-Tax-on/242445

Daily News Roundup: Humane Society CEO Resigns

Wayne Pacelle stepped down after sexual-misconduct allegations, a revolt by major donors, and a threat from employees that they would walk out. In other news, the founder of a nonprofit to close Rikers Island left the organization after an accusation of misconduct; the philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. has died; hundreds of Girl Scouts are pushing to rename a Ga. bridge, now named after a segregationist, after the group’s founder; the Clinton Foundation is launching a nonprofit to help hurricane r…

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Humane/242437

Daily News Roundup: 7 Board Members Resign From Humane Society Over CEO Staying On

In other news, the University of Pennsylvania has stripped honors from Steve Wynn and Bill Cosby over accusations of sexual misconduct; the Red Cross general counsel has resigned over handling of sexual assault and harassment allegations; the new tax law could alter how people give to charity for years; the University of Michigan invested billions in funds run by donors’ firms; and much more about big gifts and nonprofit innovation and how nonprofits are dealing with sexual impropriety.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-7-Board/242422

Podcast: Bringing 2 Million Domestic Workers Out of the Shadows

In this week’s Business of Giving, MacArthur Genius Award winner Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, discusses the struggles of nannies, house cleaners and other undervalued workers.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Podcast-Bringing-2-Million/242413

Daily News Roundup: Humane Society Donors Call for CEO to Be Fired

Some donors are not happy that Wayne Pacelle is staying on during the investigation into complaints of sexual harassment. In other news, after the Federal Trade Commission accused a telemarketer of lying to potential donors, some charities are considering cutting ties; the University of Iowa wants to drop Steve Wynn’s name from an institute after he was accused of sexual misconduct; a donor gave money to a conservancy to name a great white shark after Robert Mueller; and much more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Humane/242409