No Time for Gradualism: New Climate Emergency Fund to Support Disruption

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“ZeroHour Climate March in Pittsburgh!,” Mark DixonJuly 12, 2019; Washington Post, Common Dreams, and the GuardianA new philanthropic venture, the Climate Emergency Fund, has already raised more than $600,000 to support a more aggressive strategy to address the climate crisis. The Fund’s plan, according to Common Dreams,…

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(Re)Discovering a New (Old) Idea

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">June 28, 2019; Associated PressOhio’s state treasurer, Robert Sprague, recently announced that state’s commitment to address some intractable social issues through the use of a “pay for success” program called ResultsOHIO.Otherwise known as social impact bonds (SIBs), debate has been raging over the efficacy of this kind…

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Preserving the History of the Atomic Age and the Manhattan Project

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Naval History & Heritage Command [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsJuly 8, 2019; Associated PressAs funds to preserve the history of the Manhattan Project decrease, the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) and The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History are creating a partnership to keep the narratives and…

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Suit Filed to Hold Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to Purpose

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Photo: Kirstie WarnerJuly 11, 2019; NPRFor years, we have reported on the problems with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF), which cancels the balance of a student loan for public service workers, teachers, and nonprofit employees after ten years of timely payments. A new 111-page lawsuit…

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Network Benefits: As One Nonprofit Closes, Another Steps Up

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">July 11, 2019; MissoulianWhen Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Missoula, Montana, closed in May, after 49 years in operation, it left 84 young people without support. Now, the Kalispell BBBS has stepped in to help.The Missoulian reports that the Missoula BBBS had struggled with the loss…

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Nonprofit Capacity Building: A Multiple-Capitals Approach

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“3D view of Nov242013lma1b,” Kent SchimkeThis article comes from the summer 2019 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly.For many nonprofits, the trade-off for spending time on so-called “capacity building” is questionable. In part, this may stem from thinking of capacity building primarily as an activity undertaken in times…

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Where Have all the Donors Gone?

Trends can be interesting. And certain trends require you to pay real attention. To adapt to changes in the world in ways you can. Ways within your control. Ways that keep you current, relevant and in the game. The digital revolution is one such trend. It’s a revolution in the way people communicate. Probably bigger…

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