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Subject: Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Hires Its First Director
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TransitionsAlso, a pediatric hematologist oncologist will take the helm of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in May, and the Kalamazoo Community Foundation will install a new CEO this summer.
The Face of PhilanthropyThe grant maker is committing $50 million over 10 years to train more people for well-paying, secure jobs in the skilled trades — with a focus on women and people of color.
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Nonprofit News From Elsewhere Online
Opinion: Companies’ donations to a controversial police training campus outside Atlanta undermine public accountability and their own recent, loud commitments to racial justice. Atlanta-based corporations, including Coca-Cola ($1 million); Rollins, the exterminating conglomerate ($5 million); and United Parcel Service ($1 million), have given to an Atlanta Police Foundation fundraising campaign that appears to be for the training ground, which activists have dubbed Cop City. Opponents say the project will contribute to the militarization of the police, and nearby residents are protesting the felling of up to 400 acres of an ecologically important forest. The foundation aims to raise two-thirds of the $90 million price tag, outside of the public oversight that city and state contributions must undergo. Most major donors and the foundation did not respond to requests for comment, and the supportive mayor of Atlanta and governor of Georgia have dismissed the protesters as outsiders. (Forbes)
- Officials Planning America’s 250th Anniversary File Lawsuit Against Colleagues (Wall Street Journal — subscription)
- Silicon Valley Bank Collapse Hits Nonprofits (San Jose Spotlight)
- Ex-Nonprofit Head Pleads Guilty in Miss. Welfare Fraud (Associated Press)
- Going Hungry in America: The Country’s Neediest Are Dealing With Food Stamp Cuts and Rising Prices at the Same Time (New York Times)
- UMass Amherst Business School Receives $20 Million Gift (Boston Globe)
- Fake Cancer Charities Found Operating in Ohio (WCMH)
Opinion and Analysis
- What’s Wrong With Getting a Little Free Legal Advice? (New York Times)
- Should Government Leave Some Problems for the Nonprofit Sector to Solve? (Federal News Network)
- The State’s Nonprofit Hospitals Are Failing New Yorkers (Buffalo News)
- Should San Jose Require Nonprofits to Register as Lobbyists? (San Jose Spotlight)
- No Single Organization Can Fix Racial Housing Inequity on Its Own. We Must Work Together. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Banking CrisisDamage to nonprofits appears limited so far, but charity leaders and experts urge groups to protect assets amid fears about the banking industry’s health.
Leaders of ColorAnne Price, former head of Insight Center for Community and Economic Development, says the new group will focus on improving the economic conditions of Black women.
OpinionBoth historical mistreatment of people of color and widespread misinformation have diminished confidence in medical science. Grant makers can foster a culture that acknowledges and addresses science’s imperfections.
GivingThanks to the good ideas of local nonprofits — and to an influx of federal and state funds — projects such as turning West Virginia coal mines into greenhouses, launching training programs in sustainable trades on the Crow Reservation in Montana, and expanding West Virginians’ access to broadband have seen the light of day.
Opinion | What We've LearnedA Wisconsin area known as the Fox Cities is showing what’s possible when individuals are given the support needed to bridge divides and work together to create healthy and hopeful communities.