At Univ. of Minnesota, American Indian Graduation Rate Doubles in a Decade

AlexiusHoratius [CC BY-SA] February 6, 2020; Hechinger Report Minneapolis is considered the city where the American Indian Movement began in the late 1960s, as Caroline Preston of the Hechinger Report recounts. The University of Minnesota–Twin Cities also has the oldest Department of American Indian Studies, founded in 1969. But these facts did not prevent the…

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Georgetown Trustees Move to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies

Vox Populi archive. February 6, 2020; Washington Post Georgetown University’s president, John DeGioia, has announced that the university will stop making new investments from endowment funds in fossil fuel companies and will move to withdraw funds already invested in those firms. The decision, reports Susan Svrluga in the Washington Post, was made by the school’s…

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Judge Orders Restoration of Nonprofit Hotline for Detainees

moosline (pixabay.com) February 12, 2020; KFMB-TV (CBS 8) On Tuesday, US District Court Judge André Birotte Jr. granted a preliminary injunction to allow a free hotline for detainees to be reestablished by a California nonprofit named Freedom for Immigrants. The hotline, which provided a way for detained immigrants to report custody conditions, was shut by…

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A New Literary Prize Emerges with a Different Focus

Susan Swan, cofounder of the Carol Shields Prize. February 7, 2020; LitHub Some nonprofits start out small, with budgets under $10,000 and a vision of growth. Others land on the scene with a splash—fully formed, well-funded, and ready to take on the world. That’s how the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction plans to start its…

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RIP John Haydon

The nonprofit tech & marketing world has lost one of its legends, John Haydon, from cancer.  If you do any work on digital strategy for nonprofits, you most likely knew John’s work and influenced by it.  I had the honor of knowing John for more than 12 years and working with him – he also…

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What Form 990 Do You Need? A Nonprofit Guide

Tax season is complicated. You might think nonprofits would have an easier time, being tax-exempt, but that isn’t necessarily true. Every year, nonprofits are required to submit their Form 990, which is what allows the organization to maintain its tax-exempt status. As such, the 990 is quite an important document that can cause some issues…

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