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From: Philanthropy Today
Subject: Nonprofits Brace for Federal Government Shutdown
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Research and DataSixty-two percent of education grant makers said they were changing how they spend money to help parents and their families cope with stress and other challenges.
TransitionsAlso, the Meyer Memorial Trust has named its first vice president of impact, and Carole Rothman, founder and artistic director of Second Stage, is departing after 45 years.
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Corporations gave nearly $30 billion to charities in 2022, but many companies are redefining the focus of their giving. Company structures are changing, and grant makers feel greater pressure to show the impact of their donated dollars. How can nonprofits adjust to these changes and attract corporate support? What do companies seek from nonprofits? Join us today, October 26, at 2 p.m. Eastern to learn from a highly successful fundraiser and a leader who helps execute Boeing’s philanthropic efforts. Register now.
Nonprofit News From Elsewhere Online
Seeking to save an industry in crisis, the Professional Non-Profit Theater Coalition is lobbying Congress to create a five-year $500 million grant program. Two to three nonprofit theaters are closing each month, by one estimate, as inflation, sparse post-pandemic attendance, and dwindling donations cut into their budgets. The coalition is making its case to legislators that these troupes are important economic engines, contributing billions to the U.S. economy and employing tens of thousands of people, and need help getting back on their feet. (Los Angeles Times)
The Open Society Foundations is planning a revamp that will cut its staff by at least 40 percent, under the new leadership of founder George Soros’s son Alex. Foundation officials have not divulged what programs they will target, but they say they want the global philanthropy, which in 2021 employed nearly 1,700 people, to be more “nimble” in order to address “urgent and emerging challenges” such as attacks on democracy and human rights. Alongside the cuts, the organization will freeze new donations for five months beginning in October, although officials say the charity will honor existing commitments. (Bloomberg)
- The small pro-labor news site that has the Biden White House’s ear (Washington Post)
- For Hospitals, ‘Nonprofit’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Charitable’ (Time)
- Yelp, Texas Spar Over Crisis Pregnancy Center Listings (Wall Street Journal)
- How A Colorado Nonprofit Is Breaking the Cycle Of Veteran Homelessness And Suicide (Next City)
- Has Tuberville or His Foundation Given Money to Veterans Recently? It Is Unclear. (Alabama Political Reporter)
- Broad Institute Co-Founder Stuart Schreiber Steps Back (Boston Globe)
- Will Massive Clean-Energy Fund Take Portland to Its Climate Goal? No – And That’s Not Its Objective (Oregonian)
- How a major St. Louis philanthropic organization is evolving (St. Louis Business Journal)
- Mick Jagger Says Potential $500 Million Rolling Stones Catalog Sale Could Go to Doing ‘Some Good in the World’ (Billboard)
- Investor John Paulson’s Latest Donation Is Another Gift to Higher Education (Observer)
- UNC Charlotte’s Football Stadium Expansion Lands Record $25M Gift From Local Exec (Charlotte Business Journal)
- You Should Know Who’s Funding Your Local Paper (Second Rough Draft)
- Ibram X. Kendi’s Fall is a Cautionary Tale — So Was His Rise (Washington Post)
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Energy. The Department of Agriculture seeks to lower energy costs for families and individuals in areas with extremely high per-household energy costs. The program supports the implementation of efforts such as energy-efficiency improvements and conservation measures (i.e. weatherization of residences and community facilities), programs encouraging the use of energy-saving appliances and devices, and programs aimed at improving the quality and cost of energy service. The application deadline is October 31.
OpinionIf grant makers want to strengthen the racial-justice movement, they need to admit when things go wrong and ensure that better planning and accountability are in place the next time.
InterviewHis 2013 TED Talk made him a polarizing figure, sparking changes, debates, and criticism. Now his new film Uncharitable is making the case again.