Are the Rich the Last Hope for Philanthropy?

PxFuel. September 17, 2020; Harvard Business Review Al Cantor, who has been waging a tireless campaign against the lack of regulation for donor-advised funds for lo these many years, has published a piece in the Harvard Business Review that made us stop in our tracks. He remonstrates with nonprofits as they face this recession to…

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Not Always Fair: Revisiting Outdoor Agricultural Exhibitions in 2020

Martybiniasz / CC BY-SA August 12, 2020; Stateline County fairs, with their smells, sights, and sounds of demolition derbies, funnel cake, rodeo queens, midway barkers—and, of course, mules, giant watermelons, and pigs—typically draw millions of Americans in late summer and fall to nearly 2,000 locales across America. But not this year. More than 80 percent…

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How to Make a Nonprofit Newspaper in Less than 6 Months

Taber Andrew Bain / CC BY September 17, 2020; Nieman Lab Each new iteration of nonprofit news adds a little more clarity, depth, and richness to that scene. Just yesterday, reports Sarah Scire of Neiman Lab, a new publication called Mountain State Spotlight launched in West Virginia, having pieced itself together out of fired and…

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Nearly Half of COVID Deaths in California Are Latino

“DOOBY’S Korean Inspired Cafe,” Elvert Barnes Photography September 16, 2020; NBC News and the Times of San Diego According to a study released by the UCLA Health Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC), there was a fivefold increase of coronavirus-related deaths among all Latino age groups between May and August. Among…

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1776 vs. 1619: A Battle of Patriotic Education

Photo from PxHere. September 17, 2020; Southern Poverty Law Center Even as Trump declares his opposition to schools and government agencies teaching about the racial history of this country, the Southern Poverty Law Center released the findings of a poll that showed that the overwhelming majority of Americans support teaching anti-racism in schools. When asked…

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How You Can Leverage Ephemeral Content

Ephemeral content has become an important tool for improving nonprofit communications in 2020. Exemplified by Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram Stories, ephemeral content includes photos and videos that are available for only a short time. While most social media timeline posts exist forever, Stories are set to disappear in 24 hours. Even channels like Twitter and…

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