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Parsons Foundation helps Semper Fi Fund raise $20 million for veterans

With the help of a $10 million matching challenge from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, the Semper Fi & America’s Fund raised more than $20 million in support of wounded, critically ill, and injured post-9/11 service members and their families in 2020….

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Governance Effectiveness: The Interaction of Ethno-Racial Diversity and Social Capital

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. This research examines the relationship among Board Diversity, Social Capital, and Governance Effectiveness by asking, “does board ethno-racial diversity moderate the relationship between Social Capital and Governance Effectiveness, and if so, how?” Exploring the direct and interacting effects of demographic diversity and Social Capital, and their relation to governing-group effectiveness using a two-sample field survey design, we illustrate whether heterogeneous or homogeneous group compositions amplify or attenuate Governance Effectiveness, and to what degree. Primary analyses find no support for Board Diversity moderating the Social Capital-Governance Effectiveness relationship, with secondary analysis revealing a more complex interaction for Governance Effectiveness, albeit inconsistently, across samples. Our investigation points to the value of social resources in understanding governance as an inherently socially complex activity or capability, predicated on truce or mutual agreement and shaped by the composition and connections of boards.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine receives $15 million from trustee

The gift to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery will establish the David M. Rubenstein Precision Medicine Center of Excellence and support basic research focused on the development of therapeutic approaches to the preservation and restoration of hearing….

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Greenham Trust launches ‘Laptops for Lockdown Learning’ fund to support underprivileged children’s home-schooling

Hosted on The Good Exchange platform, donations will be match-funded up to £250,000 to provide £500,000 for learning equipment across West Berkshire and beyond 8th January 2021 – Greenham Trust has today launched the ‘Laptops for Lockdown Learning’ appeal to give every child a laptop to learn under lockdown. Hosted on The Good Exchange, Greenham Trust will match up to £250,000 of donations made to the appeal. Every £1 donated will be matched, with the…

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Mark Foundation awards $8 million for collaborative research

Inaugural grants awarded by the Endeavor Award program will support research projects focused on preventing and overcoming metastasis, decoding the whole-body response to cancer, and understanding the molecular mechanisms of tumor plasticity and progression….

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Motivations for Peer-Support Volunteering: Social Identities and Role-Identities as Sources of Motivation

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. Motivations for volunteering described by functional theory are loosely related to the types and duration of these activities. The motivating effects of individuals’ social- and role-based identities may need inclusion. Identity theories suggest that entering a specific service activity depends on whether the service benefits a social group with which a person identifies, while persisting in the work depends on rewards and legitimation gained from the role-identity of “volunteer.” Former cardiac patients’ motivations for engaging in peer-support volunteering were explored (n = 84). Respondents’ primary motive for starting this work was to reduce current patients’ anxieties, suggesting identification with cardiac patients in general. Respondents viewed their “volunteer” role-identity as deeply rewarding, promoting long-term involvement. Identification with the sponsoring organization (Mended Hearts) supplied additional benefits, supporting continued involvement. Social- and role-identities help to explain the start and persistence of this type of volunteer work and likely influence other volunteer activities.

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National Gallery of Art acquires artworks from Souls Grown Deep

The forty works by twenty-one African-American artists include nine quilts by the artists of Gee’s Bend, Alabama; three paintings, three drawings, and a sculpture by Thornton Dial; works on paper by Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Georgia Speller, and Royal Robertson; and four sculpted heads by James “Son Ford” Thomas….

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