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December 15, 2016

Daily News Roundup: Giving Via GoFundMe Passes $3 Billion Mark

GoFundMe Says It Has Raised $3 Billion Since 2010 Launch: Most of the money donated for causes large and small through the popular crowdfunding platform has been amassed in the past two years, The New York Times writes, citing the web company's second annual giving report.

Amazon Expands Footprint in Seattle-Area Giving: Long dogged by a Scrooge-like reputation for limited civic engagement and heavy demands on workers, the tech giant is more prominently spotlighting support for institutions and organizations in its home region as it embarks on a downtown building boom, tech-news site GeekWire writes.

NFL to Go Beyond Breast Cancer in October Campaign: The league, which since 2009 has draped players and fields in pink for the annual October awareness effort, notified teams that next season they can choose to focus on other forms of cancer, the Sports Illustrated football site MMQB reports.

Obama's Next Office Will Be at World Wildlife Fund HQ: The president will lease space at the global conservation charity's building in Washington as a hub for his post-presidency work, The Washington Post reports, citing two people familiar with the agreement.

International Nonprofits in China Brace for Impact of New Charity Law: Restrictions on foreign groups in the measure taking effect January 1 could make some of those organizations illegal, The Wall Street Journal (subscription) writes. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing has warned that Americans affiliated with nonprofits in China “may face special scrutiny and/or penalties for noncompliance.”

D.C. Nonprofit Helps Steer Girls of Color Through College: A Chronicle of Higher Education video report highlights the work of SisterMentors, a network of Washington-area women that next year will mark of two decades of supporting minority girls in the region on the road from elementary school through college.