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From: Philanthropy Today
Subject: Donor Codes of Conduct to Protect Fundraisers From Sexual Harassment Are Growing More Common
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FundraisingThe codes also seek to reduce other problematic donor behavior, like pushing organizations to start programs that fall outside their mission and trying to get involved in day-to-day operations.
OpinionGrant makers need to make sure the loudest voices in the room aren’t stopping them from investing in meaningful community-engagement efforts that bring police and residents together to develop just and effective approaches to public safety.
Grants RoundupAlso, the Houston Endowment gave $15 million to four charities that aim to reduce homelessness, and the new Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument has received $3 million from the Mellon Foundation and Fund II Foundation.
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Hear from a distinguished panel of experts who explore whether the legal landscape has changed for grant makers and nonprofits working to advance diversity. They discuss key issues and potential next steps after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on race-conscious admissions.
Nonprofit News From Elsewhere Online
A Florida couple whose son was killed in the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting is working to link up similarly bereaved families and fight for an end to gun violence. Manuel and Patricia Oliver, whose son, Joaquin, died in the Parkland, Fla., massacre five years ago, have kitted out an old school bus to travel to sites of mass shootings. In addition to sharing rally stages with them and campaigning for new laws, the families who come to greet the Olivers have developed a web of treasured, if sorrowful, friendships. “We all know that we exist. What if we start planning together? What if we can support each other?” said Manuel Oliver, who was arrested earlier this year after disrupting a hearing by congressional Republicans on Second Amendment rights. The bus tour is funded by the couple’s nonprofit, Change the Ref, which they founded after Joaquin was murdered. Among other actions, the Olivers have also led a sit-in at Congress. (New York Times)
Background from the Chronicle: Philanthropy’s Push to Stop Gun Violence
Religious charities are Americans’ most popular place to donate, according to a new poll. About 20 percent of people surveyed in May said they had given to a faith-based group in the previous year. Older Americans were more likely to favor religious charities, while members of Gen Z, born from 1997 to 2012, gave more to “human rights, animal-related, children’s health causes, and environmental causes.” One-third of those surveyed said they do not give to charity, and 68 percent said they would not have enough money this year to donate. Asian Americans somewhat favored disaster relief and groups promoting children’s education. “Black Americans prioritized human rights and social-justice causes, while white Americans were unique for preferring animal-related and military charities.” The survey of about 5,000 people was conducted by the Collage Group research and marketing agency. (Catholic News Agency)
- Maine’s Biggest Newspaper Group Is Now a Nonprofit Under the National Trust for Local News (Associated Press)
- Efforts to Help Haitians Suffer New Blow With Kidnapping of American Nurse and Daughter (Associated Press)
- Asia’s Former Richest Woman — Now Property Mogul — Yang Huiyan Has Given 55 Percent of Her Company to Charity, a Payout Worth $826 Million (Fortune)
- Missionary Raised $30 Million for Bibles — Then Blew It on Diamonds and Gambling: DOJ (Daily Beast)
- Smithsonian Peddles Racism and Hate at the Museum of the American Latino (National Review)
- Massacres and Museums: Education or Exploitation? (Washington Post)
- The Black Roots of Philanthropy (Seattle Medium)
- Synagogues Must Embrace Data-Driven Strategies to Help Their Congregants (eJewish Philanthropy)
Arts and Culture
- The Price of Admission to America’s Museums Keeps Rising (New York Times)
- Jersey City Art Museum Project Is a ‘Circus of Excess and Waste,’ State GOP Report Says (New Jersey Monitor)
- Giovanna Sardelli Named Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (American Theatre)
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PeoplePeople of color — particularly Black women — are in the vanguard of the movement to safeguard Americans against discrimination and other hazards baked into artificial intelligence.
OpinionAmericans are actually giving more, but they’re giving differently. And their contributions — as well as their needs — are invisible to the philanthropic professional class.
Executive LeadershipAs leader of one of the nation’s wealthiest philanthropies, Kramer expanded grant making for climate change, cybersecurity, protecting democracy, and advancing racial equity. He’s also backed a major effort to rethink capitalism.
Letters to the EditorShifting its focus from operating programs to primarily giving grants means far less staff is needed to achieve group’s goals, says President Emeritus Aryeh Neier.