8 Tips on How to Plan Your First Event

Events are a cornerstone of nonprofit development. You hear about fun runs, auctions and galas, but for a new nonprofit, it’s hard to know where to start. With this guide, you’ll be able to plan your first event that leaves a lasting impact on your attendees and the future of your nonprofit. 1. Make sure…

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New Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Outlines an Equity Focus for the Windy City

Daniel X. O’Neil from USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons May 20, 2019; WGN-TV and Washington Post “Putting Chicago government and integrity in the same sentence is …well…a little strange,” acknowledged Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s newly sworn-in mayor, in her inaugural address. “But that’s going to change. It’s got to change. For years, they’ve said…

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As Some States’ Threat to Women Rises, Donations Surge

May 20, 2019; Harper’s Bazaar This month, as a number of states passed draconian abortion laws, the groups advocating against strict restrictions or providing reproductive health services experienced a now-familiar phenomenon in surging rates of contact from people seeking to respond—in this case, women. Some are dedicated to making sure those services and rights continue…

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Is a New, Sustainable Community Approach to City Contracting on the Horizon?

“Philadelphia Skyline,” Dennis Yang May 22, 2019; Generocity Often, the public procurement process from city governments is tedious and time-intensive for nonprofits that use local opportunities to bolster programming and meet local needs in their communities. Increasingly, nonprofits face growing competition from their for-profit counterparts, which can often deliver services at a lower cost or…

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23 States Sue Feds to Block HHS “Conscience” Rule Permitting Refusal of Care

May 22, 2019; FierceHealthcare Twenty-three states joined in a suit filed on May 21st to block a new federal regulation known as the Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care rule. Published yesterday in the Federal Register, it would give health care providers, insurers, and employers—as well as a wide range of others, such as ambulance drivers, receptionists,…

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