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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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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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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The Takedown of a Notorious Charity Telemarketer

Needpix. September 16, 2020; Center for Public Integrity For some time, NPQ has been writing about the role of telemarketing companies in scamming the public out of millions of dollars. Often contracted by so-called charities, these firms run phone banks that call the public for donations. Proliferating in fields with an emotional hook, and often…

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Progressive California Prosecutors Organize for Policy Power

September 16, 2020; Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA) As the Guardian recently noted, progressive prosecutors are being elected in ever greater numbers around the country, providing a new leverage point for criminal justice reform. But as their numbers increase, so do their options for intervention in what has been a very entrenched and pernicious system. In…

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