Sutter Health and California AG Tentatively Settle Massive Nonprofit Antitrust Case

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Grantbow [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia CommonsOctober 16, 2019; NPR, “Shots”When thinking about scale, it is wise to understand that there may be some very significant downsides to getting large, at least as it concerns those you serve,Just as opening arguments in its antitrust trial were about…

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How to Infuse a Field of Nonprofits with Augmented Major Gift Capacity

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Hkeely [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia CommonsOctober 9, 2019; Nieman LabThe preservation of strong journalism in the United States and around the world has been a recurrent news story in itself, particularly in an era of “fake news” and algorithms curating news feeds on social media platforms….

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Collaborative Nonprofit Journalism on a New Scale: ProPublica and the Texas Tribune

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">From the Texas Tribune resources page.October 15, 2019; Channel 3000Two of the most impressive and best capitalized nonprofit journalism websites are collaborating on a new investigative unit focused on Texas.ProPublica has made a practice of bringing its powerful investigative capacity into partnership with local sites. Some of…

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Native Americans Move to Jettison Indian Health Service and Provide Own Care

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">IHS [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsOctober 15, 2019; New York TimesThe stories are heart-wrenching. Writing in the New York Times, Mark Walker writes of a six-month-old who nearly died from asphyxiation because an Indian Health Service hospital misdiagnosed a respiratory infection as a common cold.Nationwide, the Indian…

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Shrinking Enrollments Force Model Change on Colleges and Universities

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Visitor7 [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia CommonsOctober 10, 2019; New York TimesLeaders of colleges and universities face an existential problem: since 2011, enrollment in two- and four-year programs has declined by more than 2.9 million students. Only a small number of schools, about 11 a year, have…

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Playing by the Rules

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia CommonsTwo news stories from last week stood out to me for their juxtaposition. Simone Biles, who has been dubbed “the greatest gymnast of all time,” was penalized for being in a league of her own. Meanwhile, President Trump, who…

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6 Proven Community Engagement Asks

An engagement ask is simply another way, besides donating, that people can confirm that they share your values and want to participate in your good work. You are asking people to do things that help build rapport with them over time, allow them to give in other non-monetary ways, and since these actions often take…

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