Olympics Sexual Abuse: Gymnasts Demand Nonprofit, University Accountability

By Danilo Borges/brasil2016.gov.br [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons January 22, 2018; USA Today Over days of harrowing victims impact statements, over 100 young athletes have testified to being sexually violated by a famous, institutionally sanctioned sports doctor. In many of their personal statements they also held two high-profile nonprofits and a university complicit in…

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Caught in the Crossfire: A Johnson Amendment Story

January 20, 2018; Roanoke Times As much as it is smart for nonprofits to steer clear of partisan political rivalries, it is also probably good practice for local politicians to steer clear of rivalries between competing community-based nonprofits and maintain an arms-length relationship with charities in their communities. In short, be supportive, but don’t get…

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Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Thrives with New Business Model

January 22, 2018; Biz Times (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) NPQ has written about the closure of music groups often enough, and there have been even more close calls. Not long ago, we profiled the nonprofit romantic thriller of the symphony in San Antonio—saved yet again by last-minute donations. But this story from Milwaukee has a different twist….

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American Indian Museum Tackles Challenging Issue of Cultural Appropriation

“National Museum of the American Indian HDR,” Mitchell Shapiro Photography January 19, 2018; Washington Post Last week, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., opened its doors to a provocative new exhibition, titled “Americans,” that addresses “the fabrication of Indian identity by the dominant, European-derived American culture,” reports Philip Kennicott in…

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Apple Commits to Malala Fund

“Girls’ education rights campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai at Girl Summit 2014,” DFID January 22, 2018; Mashable Before the UN named her 16th birthday “Malala Day,” before meeting President Obama in the Oval Office, and before becoming the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, an anonymous group of artists produced this widely seen music…

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Building Bench Strength, Developing Professional Skills

Career changes within the American Red Cross were predominantly employee-driven 15 years ago. Today, talent movement, leadership development and succession planning all help the Red Cross match employees to skillsets they are interested in within the organization. Leadership development has been one way that Red Cross employees have moved over by moving up. Lead, Red…

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