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November 04, 2016

Daily News Roundup: Report of 'Likely' Clinton Foundation Charges Rebutted

FBI Strife Leads to Disputed Report of Looming Clinton Charity Charges: Reporting by several major news outlets undermined a Fox News assertion of a "likely" indictment arising from the FBI's examination of the charity, reports CNNMoney. The claim, quickly spread by conservative media, resulted from leaks borne of FBI infighting over the foundation inquiry, according to other news organizations.

Millennials' Skills, Values, and Interests Reshape Giving: The young adults who now make up the largest share of the U.S. population are re-imagining philanthropy through their digital savvy and emphasis on transparency and volunteerism, The New York Times writes as part of its fall special section on giving. Other new articles in the package cover the decline in donations to religious institutions and museums' efforts to land big art gifts.

Finding Retirement Plans That Fit a Struggle for Small Nonprofits: A New York Times financial columnist looks at the difficulties faith groups and small charities encounter in providing 403(b) retirement accounts for employees. Many such plans are complex, expensive, or invest in ways that conflict with an organization's values.

Atlantic Philanthropies Looks to Extend Impact Beyond Its Life: As the grant maker at the forefront of the "giving while living" movement readies its final round of spending, it is looking to have lasting impact by supporting groups that will carry on its work and establishing a model for other "limited life" foundations, Fast Company writes. Read a Chronicle column on lessons from Atlantic Philanthropies' big-bet giving.

Mo. Ethics Panel Investigating Ex-Charity Head's Gubernatorial Campaign: The Missouri Ethics Commission has subpoenaed a former consultant to Republican nominee Eric Greitens as part of an inquiry into the campaign's alleged use of a donor list from the veterans charity Mr. Greitens led before he entered the race, the Associated Press reports.

More Fundraising Eyed for Helsinki Guggenheim: City officials looking to revive scotched plans for the museum in the Finnish capital increased to $73 million the amount they hope to raise from private sources, Reuters writes. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation pledged to cut licensing fees for the museum from $30 million to $20 million.