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July 13, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Wider Array of Nonprofits Join Push Against Obamacare Replacement

Community Hospitals and Patient Associations Add Weight to Health-Care Fight: With a vote looming on the Senate Republican leadership’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the coalition lobbying against the measure has grown to include nonprofit medical centers, major disease charities, and groups that advocate for patients, The Washington Post writes.

Nonprofits Explore Venmo as Tool for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: A few major groups have accounts with the mobile-payments application popular among young people for making small money transfers, and Venmo is beta-testing a version for charities, MarketWatch writes. PayPal, Venmo’s parent company, will roll out a broader capability for nonprofits to use the app later this year.

Major Daily Teams With GoFundMe on Crowdfunding Venture: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports on the launch of the partnership, which allows readers to instantly start raising money for needy individuals and other causes they read about in the newspaper. Most articles on the Union-Tribune website will include a “start a campaign” button that leads to a GoFundMe landing page.

Me. Nonprofit Gave Manager Big Raise While Paying Disabled Workers Dollars an Hour: Skills Inc., which provides jobs and services to people with intellectual disabilities, utilized a federal law authorizing subminimum wages for select employers to pay some disabled workers as little as $2.14 an hour while quadrupling a manager’s compensation to nearly $570,000 between 2006 and 2013, according to the Bangor Daily News.

Denver Jewish Cemetery Says Muslim Group Lagging on Pledge: Golden Hill Cemetery says CelebrateMercy, a charity led by a Philadelphia imam and endorsed by Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, has not come through with a promised $100,000 to refurbish vandalized graves, the Forward writes. The nonprofit, which mounted a campaign to raise money for Jewish burial grounds, says it has made payments to other cemeteries but is awaiting a concrete plan from Golden Hill before disbursing its share.