Is Your Workload Too Heavy?

According to the 500+ people who have taken our 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, it looks like workloads are too heavy. While these results are not final, it’s definitely an issue we know a lot of you have. What do you think about your workload? Take the survey now and let us know. We run this survey…

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Tech Support for More than a Day: Beyond the Hackathon Model

By Sebastiaan ter Burg from Utrecht, The Netherlands (Wikimedia Hackathon 2013, Amsterdam) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons November 17, 2017; Chicago Tribune Pro bono and skills-based volunteering is an increasingly popular capacity-building resource for nonprofits, typically supporting woefully underfunded areas deemed “overhead,” such as technology, HR, and marketing. Models like the Nerdery hackathon have…

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What Happens When You Bust a Teachers’ Union? Nothing Good!

“Wisconsin Teachers Protest.” Credit: WxMom November 17, 2017; CNN Money According to a report cited by CNN, since Act 10 was passed in Wisconsin in 2011, the educational environment has taken a turn for the worse. Now, the Supreme Court could put something similar in place for all public sector unions around the country, as…

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Nonprofit Universities Invest Assets in Offshore Tax Haven Funds—Is This OK?

By VectorOpenStock ([1]) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons November 18, 2017; Daily Pennsylvanian As the Daily Pennsylvanian details, the University of Pennsylvania (“Penn”) is among over 100 universities identified by the “Paradise Papers” as having invested endowment assets in overseas tax havens. For example, in fiscal year 2015, Penn invested $84,463,005 in one such…

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Native American Entrepreneur Program Expands

From the Native Entrepreneur in Residence program website. November 15, 2017; Albuquerque Business First Last week, New Mexico Community Capital (NMCC) announced that a $1.2 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will allow it to expand workforce training for New Mexico’s Native American population, which has the highest poverty rate in the state, at…

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Judge Permanently Enjoins Feds from Cutting Funds to Sanctuary Cities

By United States District Court for the Northern District of California [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsNovember 21, 2017; Washington Post Yesterday, San Francisco District Judge William H. Orrick made permanent the temporary injunction he issued in the matter of President Trump’s January executive order that would have withheld federal funds from sanctuary cities. The opinion backing…

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National CDFI Launches $100M Community Investment Note Offering

From the Detroit Food and Fitness Collaborative. Capital Impact Partners, a community development financial institution (CDFI) that has provided over $2 billion in financing over the last three decades to support cooperative and nonprofit borrowers, has launched an offering of up to $100 million of fixed-income investment notes. These notes function like bonds. Anyone who…

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