For the first time in modern American history, a sitting president is openly flouting American election norms. What can foundations and donors do about it?Chronicle of Philanthropy | https://www.philanthropy.com/rss/all
The grants to thirty-one organizations will support efforts to monitor and forecast disease spread, improve health equity and minimize secondary impacts of the virus, slow transmission by advancing the science of contact tracing and environmental sensing, and support healthcare workers….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The grant from the Alfred Landecker Foundation in Berlin will support initiatives focused on the causes and consequences of the Holocaust and the study of human rights, minority protection, the rule of law, and reparations for historical wrongs and injustices….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The planned gift from alumnus and trustee Matthew W. Wilson will support the university’s Institute for the Advancement of Community Health….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
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Launched in 2017, the fellowship program helps incubate innovators and risk-takers who are focused on advancing racial justice and equality in the United States….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. Nudging techniques can help charities to increase donations. In this article, we first provide a systematic overview of prototypical nudges that promote charitable giving. Second, we argue that plenty of the ethical objections raised against nudges, such as the exploitation of power they involve and the arguably intrusive and deceptive nature, are not specific to nudging itself. Carefully designing nudges can help to avoid these worries. Third, given that most concerns boil down to the worry that nudges infringe on people’s autonomy, we analyze when this could nevertheless be justified. We differentiate between perfect duties, imperfect duties, and supererogatory acts and argue that nudges are (a) morally permissible (even when they violate autonomy) when it comes to perfect duties and can (b) provide the best available strategy when it comes to imperfect duties. That said, we also analyze the conditions under which nudging charitable giving is impermissible.Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly | https://journals.sagepub.com/action/showFeed?ui=0&mi=ehikzz&ai=2b4&jc=nvsb&type=etoc&feed=rss
The commitment will support the Boston Celtics’ and Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation’s efforts in six areas: equity in education, economic opportunity and empowerment, equity in health care, criminal justice and law enforcement, breaking down barriers and building bridges between communities, and voting and civic engagement….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
Nearly 70 percent of organizations reported lower rates of giving compared with the previous year, and 54 percent said fewer new donors supported them, according to a survey conducted by Grenzebach, Glier and Associates.Chronicle of Philanthropy | https://www.philanthropy.com/rss/all
John G. Rangos, Sr., John R. McGinley, Jr., and Rhodora Donahue, widow of the late John F. Donahue, each made a seven-figure pledge toward a proposed $50 million College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is now scheduled to open in fall 2024….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
Charitable interests aligned with corporate corporations indifferent to the plight of the American worker are seeking to suppress discussion about the long-term sustainable level of immigration, writes the head of the Colcom Foundation.Chronicle of Philanthropy | https://www.philanthropy.com/rss/all
Part of a five-year, $100 million global commitment announced by Yum! in June, the commitments will support local initiatives in the areas of entrepreneurship, education, and equity and inclusion….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The gift from Kenneth and Andréa Frazier will support a partnership between the two universities and their health systems aimed at addressing social determinants of health and racial/ethnic disparities that lead to increased risk of stroke among residents of North Philadelphia….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
Grants were awarded to four organizations working to prevent the spread and combat the long-term effects of COVID-19 in vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities in five low-income countries….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. Volunteers and paid staff frequently work alongside each other in nonprofit organizations. Nevertheless, the possible impact of volunteering on the wages of the paid staff has hardly ever been investigated due to the scarcity of data suited to such research. Based on the matching of two French databases and using several indicators relating to volunteering, this article examines the relationship between volunteering and wages by carrying out investigations that differentiate between employees depending on their position in the socio-occupational hierarchy and the field of activity of their organizations. The results confirm the value of such an approach based on disaggregated data by revealing the diversity of situations. This diversity ranges from some cases where no relationship is observed between volunteering and wages to others where there is a negative relationship and even in a few cases, a positive one.Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly | https://journals.sagepub.com/action/showFeed?ui=0&mi=ehikzz&ai=2b4&jc=nvsb&type=etoc&feed=rss
The bank’s new community plan reflects increased investments in small businesses, with an emphasis on those owned by minorities, women, and veterans; affordable housing and home ownership; and community lending and investment across its seven-state footprint….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The Louisville-based foundation will provide an additional $10 million in grants and zero-interest loans to nonprofits working in its focus areas — education and workforce, community and economic prosperity, and quality of life….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews