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January 03, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Recovery Has Not Boosted Giving, Study Finds

Americans' Giving Has Continued to Drop Despite Recovery: According to a new paper by Texas A&M researchers, the likelihood that the average American will donate to charity, which fell sharply during the Great Recession, has kept declining in the years since, suggesting that lingering uncertainty from the economic shock is affecting overall attitudes about giving, The Atlantic writes.

How Nonprofit Employers Can Reduce Staff Churn: Crain's Chicago Business offers strategies for social-service charities to reduce turnover, which has crept up at nonprofits nationwide over the past few years, according to the 2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey by consulting group Nonprofit HR. Read a Chronicle article on other findings of the Nonprofit HR study.

British Regulator Sees Jump in Reports of Charity Links to Terror: The Charity Commission, which oversees nonprofits in England and Wales, shared concerns with law-enforcement agencies about groups' alleged ties to Islamist extremists 630 times in 2015-16, up from 234 three years earlier, the commission's chairman tells The Telegraph.

Indian Mogul Sets Sights on Lifting 1 Million From Poverty: Since selling his media company, the UTV Group, to Disney for $1.4 billion in 2012, Ronnie Screwvala has focused on his Swades Foundation and its education, health, and the other programs aimed at rapidly raising living standards in poor villages in India, writes The New York Times.

George Lucas Museum Set to Make Site Choice: The board of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will vote this month between competing proposals from Los Angeles and San Francisco to host the long-planned project, which the Star Wars creator has committed $1 billion to build and endow, reports the Associated Press.

National Youth Charity's Founder Says Goodbye After 38 Years: The New York Times profiles Dorothy Stoneman as she exits YouthBuild USA. The nonprofit, which Ms. Stoneman founded in East Harlem by enlisting local youths to rehabilitate an abandoned building, has grown into an international organization that has helped more than 160,000 young people across the country finish school.