Nonprofits

Footage of sole survivor of Amazon tribe emerges

Remarkable footage has been released of an uncontacted indigenous man who has lived alone in an Amazon forest for at least 22 years.<p>Semi-naked and swinging an axe vigorously as he fells a tree, the man, believed to be in his 50s, has never been filmed so clearly before and appears to be in …

World News

They built a $20k house–now they want to fix the housing system

After designing an incredibly cheap home, the 20K Initiative is now working with Fannie Mae and others to redesign mortgages and the other factors that make home ownership so expensive.<p>When architecture students at Auburn University’s Rural Studio first started working on the 20K initiative in …

Housing

How To Use Community Media And Storytelling Events To Attract Donors To Your Nonprofit

Throughout the past 10 years, I’ve worked with dozens of nonprofits. They all share the same three challenges: limited funding, a shortage of volunteers and very little time to accomplish all the ambitious goals outlined in their strategic plan.<p>Data collected by the Independent Sector, based on …

Public Relations

The Broken Promises of Nursing Homes

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Nursing Homes Routinely Mask Low Staff Levels” (front page, July 8):<p>I spent a week in June with my dad as he recovered from hip surgery in a recommended rehab facility that was clean and bright, and had private rooms and pretty decent food. And yet …<p>Beyond the “ghost town” problem …

Opinion

Bonobos Responds To #MeToo With A Campaign To Evolve The Definition Of Masculinity

During the ESPY Awards last night, sexual-abuse victims of USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar took the stage to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The young women’s bravery speaking out against Nassar has been among the most powerful drivers of the #MeToo movement.<p>Also during the show, Bonobos …

Me Too movement

Michelle Obama Launches New Voter Registration Campaign For Midterms

While Michelle Obama has no plans to run for office, this doesn’t mean she won’t get involved behind the scenes.<p>The former first lady is teaming up …

Michelle Obama

New York just escalated its legal battle with Trump

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, escalated the state's legal battle with President Donald Trump and his charity, the Trump Foundation, opening the door to a potential criminal case against the nonprofit.<p>"At Gov. Cuomo's direction, the state stands ready to provide the [New York] Attorney …

Donald Trump

Wealthy Americans Say New Tax Policy Won’t Deter Giving; Advisors Disagree

By<p>July 19, 2018 5:17 p.m. ET<p>In the wake of new tax policy, many professional advisors anticipate their wealthy clients will reduce their giving. …

Philanthropy

The IRS found a way to make ‘dark money’ spent on politics even darker

Under a perverse interpretation of federal law, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations supposedly devoted to “social welfare” can spend large amounts of money to influence elections without publicly disclosing the identities of their donors. But instead of cracking down on the use of “dark money” for …

Taxes

House votes to prevent IRS from punishing churches engaging in politics

The House voted Thursday to make it harder for the government to punish churches that get involved in politics.<p>In a 217-199 vote, lawmakers approved legislation barring the IRS from revoking the tax-exempt status of churches that back political candidates, unless it is specifically approved by the …

U.S. Politics

Impact Shares Launches ETF That Looks for Companies Empowering Minorities

<i>This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com.</i><p>Impact Shares, a nonprofit exchange traded fund provider, has partnered up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), to launch a the first socially responsible ETF strategy that specifically supports the …

ETFs

Confederate Flag License Plates Are Getting More Popular in Tennessee

The popularity of Confederate flag license plates in Tennessee has hit a 10-year high, according to data from the state’s department of revenue.<p>There …

Confederate Flag

FARNBOROUGH: Hi Fly Airbus A380 unveiled

MSN 006, the first Airbus A380-800 for Hi Fly, registered as 9H-MIP, has been unveiled and showcased at the Farnborough Air Show.<p>The aircraft arrived …

Farnborough Airshow

Tucker Carlson says President Trump caved to U.S. intelligence agencies – here’s why

Tucker Carlson said that President Donald Trump caved to U.S. intelligence agencies and to the forces that are trying to destroy our Democracy by turning back on his comments from the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>“Well as the rage storm swirled,” Carlson said on his show Tuesday, …

Donald Trump

Just Because You're a Nonprofit Organization Doesn't Mean You Can't Act Like a For-Profit Company | Inc.com

Any business that doesn't follow good business practices will struggle. A lack of attention to costs and profits will lead to financial troubles, a loss in customers, and an exodus of good talent.<p>Nonprofits don't have that same Darwinian force at play. A poorly run nonprofit can limp along for …

Money

Free Wigs 4 Kids: How One Woman Is Restoring Children's Confidence, One Wig at a Time

Hair is Quilla Bohannon’s passion; it has been since she was a schoolgirl, feigning attending after-school extracurricular activities so she could …

African-American News

Heather Locklear’s Ex-Husband, Richie Sambora, Reveals He’s Hired ‘Specialists’ To Help The Actress

Heather Locklear recently was arrested for a series of crimes, including assaulting a cop.<p>For the first time since Heather Locklear got arrested, her …

Heather Locklear

140 sexual abuse survivors, including Olympian Aly Raisman, accepted an ESPY Award together

The Olympic gymnast and athletes Sarah Klein and Tiffany Thomas Lopez praised the power of #MeToo at the ESPY Awards: ‘We survive together’<p>These …

Money

San Francisco continues to spend big in fight against homelessness -- but is it working?

It’s a problem that’s costing the city of San Francisco hundreds of millions of dollars annually to try to solve – and for its new mayor, something that's starting to become increasingly smelly too.<p>London Breed says the amount of feces scattered on the streets of the wealthy city in recent months …

Homelessness

How To Leverage The Pro Bono Business Model For Your Nonprofit

What does it mean when people are willing to compete for a position that pays a salary of $0? LinkedIn’s Purpose at Work: 2016 Global Report, among other reports, shows that people prefer to work for a company that gives them a sense of purpose. When this isn’t achieved, they may look elsewhere, …

Employee Engagement

Fort Lauderdale trashed their belongings. Now, 10 homeless people will share $40,000

Ten homeless people whose belongings were destroyed by the city of Fort Lauderdale will split $40,120 as part of a lawsuit settlement.<p>The city was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Legal Counsel for the city’s May 19, 2017, raid on a homeless camp downtown. Front-end loaders …

Homelessness

Judge rules Chicago religious nonprofit exempt from unemployment taxes

A Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that a religious nonprofit that provides after-school services to kids is exempt from paying unemployment taxes, overturning a state review board’s decision.<p>Circuit Court Judge James McGing reversed the decision made by the Illinois Department of Employment …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Royal Bank of Canada: blowing up | Financial Times

John Banerjee was not exactly a model employee. According to evidence gathered by a UK judge investigating his unfair-dismissal claim, he sometimes …

Bank of Canada

Little Kids Rock to Honor Trombone Shorty at 10th Annual Benefit Event

Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit focused on restoring, expanding and innovating music education in schools across the U.S., announced Tuesday …

Horns

Police Find $63,000 In Ceiling Of Home Of Priest Accused Of Embezzling Millions

9:41 PM 07/19/2018<p>Michigan police claim to have discovered $63,000 in cash hidden in the ceiling of the home of a priest accused of embezzling …

Conservative View

A $250,000 donation from Salesforce was rejected by a non-profit group that's demanding the company cancel its border-protection contract (CRM)

• <b>A non-profit group that provides legal services to immigrants has refused a $250,000 donation from Salesforce.com.</b>• <b><br>The money is believed to be part of the $1 million pledged to help immigrant families affected by Trump's immigration policies</b>• <b><br>The non-profit group says that it won't accept the money</b> …

Legal Services

US political spending getting more secretive with IRS change

Political spending in the U.S. is about to become even more secretive after the IRS this week dropped a requirement that many nonprofits have to …

Business

Fossil Fuel Industry Outspent Environmentalists and Renewables by 10:1 on Climate Lobbying, New Study Finds

By Itai Vardi<p>Industry sectors based on fossil fuels significantly outspent environmental groups and renewable energy companies on climate change …

Fossil Fuels

Seattle’s Milk Carton Derby is a creative boat-building exercise

These boats are human-powered... and made of milk cartons<p>On Saturday, July 14, dozens of DIYers met up to race their handmade watercrafts against each other in the Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby in Green Lake, which is about what it sounds like: people make boats out of milk cartons, show them …

Karting

What happens after migrant families are reunited

Rosayra Pablo-Cruz and her two sons are in immigration limbo. They are said to be applying for asylum, but it's unclear what will happen.<p>The …

Immigration