It’s Easier to Get a Tax Deduction for Donations This Year

Under the pandemic relief program, taxpayers can deduct up to $300, even if they take the standard deduction. And even if $300 doesn’t sound like much, it’s “a big deal” to the needy.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-taxes-us, #nonprofit-organizations, #personal-finances, #philanthropy, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

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For Small-Business Owners, a Shifting Landscape of Resources

With the end of the Paycheck Protection Program loan program, entrepreneurs are forced to look elsewhere.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #nonprofit-organizations, #small-business

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Virtual Volunteering Still Offers Benefits

Older adults, particularly vulnerable in a pandemic, still work for their causes, but primarily from home now.

#elderly, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement, #volunteers-and-community-service

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How to Attend Black-Tie Galas From Home

Many fancy fundraisers have moved online and are offering low-price or free tickets for virtual attendees.

#american-ballet-theater, #art, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #international-center-of-photography, #keys-alicia, #lavigne-avril, #nonprofit-organizations, #parties-social, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thomas-rob

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New Prize Modeled on MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants Hands Out $1 Million

The founders of a shelter for homeless people seeking asylum and a group that helps college applicants are among five New Yorkers to get $200,000 awards.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #macarthur-john-d-and-catherine-t-foundation, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #two-trees-management, #walentas-david-c, #walentas-jed

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How to Help Parents Who Are Struggling to Provide for Their Kids

The pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities that already existed. These organizations are bridging the gap.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diapers, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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Progressive Donor Susan Sandler to Give $200 Million to Racial Justice Groups

Her efforts will support organizations trying to build political power in states that are undergoing rapid demographic change.

#nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #race-and-ethnicity, #sandler-susan

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What It Took to Free a Whale Entangled in 4,000 Pounds of Fishing Gear

The influx of whales to cleaner waters off New York City has meant that the number of them injured or killed there is on the rise.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #new-york-harbor, #nonprofit-organizations, #rekdahl-melinda, #rescues, #whales-and-whaling, #wildlife-conservation-society

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C.E.O.s Pledge to Hire 100,000 Low-Income and Minority New Yorkers

A new nonprofit, the New York Jobs C.E.O. Council, will work with universities, the city and other groups to create new curriculums and apprenticeships over the next decade.

#city-university-of-new-york, #dimon-james, #fink-laurence-d, #labor-and-jobs, #mellow-gail-o, #minorities, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #pichai-sundar, #unemployment

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A W.N.B.A. Coach Heard a Call to Feed the Hungry. She’s Answering It.

Bridget Pettis, a former W.N.B.A. player and coach, is sitting out this season and focusing on teaching her community in Phoenix about gardening and healthy eating.

#basketball, #chicago-sky, #coaches-and-managers, #nonprofit-organizations, #pettis-bridget-1971, #phoenix-ariz, #phoenix-mercury, #volunteers-and-community-service, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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Covid Pandemic and Recession Hurt Nonprofits as Need Surges

Even as the economic crisis creates new demand for their services, organizations with millions of workers are resorting to layoffs as revenues dry up.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #finances, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-economy, #young-mens-christian-assn-ymca

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Black Business Owners Had a Harder Time Getting Federal Aid, a Study Finds

A nonprofit sent Black and white “mystery shoppers” to branches of 17 banks, where they asked for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program. White customers got better treatment.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #discrimination, #federal-aid-us, #income-inequality, #national-community-reinvestment-coalition, #nonprofit-organizations, #research, #small-business

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Opera Has Vanished. So Have Their Dream Jobs at the Met.

The company’s orchestra offered prestige and job security. But the pandemic has upended hundreds of lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #metropolitan-opera, #metropolitan-opera-orchestra, #nonprofit-organizations, #opera

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Boy Scouts Announce Diversity Merit Badge and Support for Black Lives Matter

The Texas-based nonprofit said the badge would be a requirement for anyone who wanted to become an Eagle Scout.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #boy-scouts, #discrimination, #nonprofit-organizations, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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Charter Schools, Some With Billionaire Benefactors, Tap Coronavirus Relief

Charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately run, are securing coronavirus relief meant for businesses even as they also benefit from public school aid.

#california, #charter-schools, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #education-k-12, #national-alliance-for-public-charter-schools, #network-for-public-education, #nonprofit-organizations, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #united-states-politics-and-government

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You Now Get Almost Nothing for Your Money, but It Could Be Worse

In this crisis, money is priceless, yet banks and money market funds will pay you close to zero in interest for years. That’s if everything turns out well.

#asset-allocation-personal-finances, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #crane-peter-g, #credit-and-debt, #federal-deposit-insurance-corp, #federal-reserve-system, #fidelity-investments, #finances, #interest-rates, #money-market-accounts, #mutual-funds, #nonprofit-organizations, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #t-rowe-price-group-inc, #vanguard-group-inc

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Leading Foundations Pledge to Give More, Hoping to Upend Philanthropy

The Ford Foundation and four others plan to dramatically increase their spending, a splurge financed in part by issuing debt.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-doris-charitable-foundation, #endowments, #ford-foundation, #kellogg-foundation, #macarthur-john-d-and-catherine-t-foundation, #mellon-foundation, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #stocks-and-bonds, #walker-darren-1959

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How to Get Your Money to Those Who Need It More Than You

Your instinct may be to help right now, in cash. These services bridge the gap between Venmoing someone from Twitter and a check to a big charity that could steer that money anywhere.

#1k-project, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #givedirectly, #modest-needs-foundation, #nonprofit-organizations, #personal-finances, #philanthropy, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

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Virus Crisis Exposes Cascading Weaknesses in U.S. Disaster Response

Nonprofits are sending fewer volunteers. Local emergency managers risk being overwhelmed. FEMA is trying “virtual” assistance. And hurricane season starts June 1.

#american-red-cross, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #habitat-for-humanity, #nonprofit-organizations, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Helping the Environment, One Small Sensor at a Time

New York City nonprofits are using a cloud-based service from the start-up Temboo that helps monitor storm-water runoff and other environmental factors.

#ai-may-2020, #clean-water-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #infrastructure-public-works, #nonprofit-organizations, #sensors, #temboo-inc, #trees-and-shrubs, #water-pollution

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Georgianna Glose, a Nun and Activist for the Poor, Dies at 73

Sister Glose, who died from complications of the novel coronavirus, ran a nonprofit in Brooklyn and was a whistle-blower in a sex abuse scandal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #glose-georgianna, #nonprofit-organizations, #nuns, #philanthropy

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Arts Groups Fight Their Insurers Over Coverage on Virus Losses

The debate over who should get payouts under their policies has entered the courts, state legislatures and Washington.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #brooklyn-nyc, #carnegie-hall, #chocolate-factory-the, #chubb-corp, #clinton-hill-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #dance-theater-of-harlem, #insurance, #jack-brooklyn-ny-performance-space, #metropolitan-opera, #national-assn-of-theater-owners, #nonprofit-organizations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wiesenthal-simon-center

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Money for Welfare Instead Funded Concerts, Lobbyists and Football Games, Audit Finds

According to a state audit, Mississippi allowed tens of millions of dollars in federal anti-poverty funds to be used in ways that did little or nothing to help the poor.

#davis-john-mississippi-department-of-human-services, #dibiase-brett, #embezzlement, #mississippi, #new-nancy, #nonprofit-organizations, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #reeves-tate-1974, #welfare-us

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In Philanthropy, Race Is Still a Factor in Who Gets What, Study Shows

Nonprofit groups led by black and Latino directors lag behind peers with white leaders, but two leading philanthropic organizations hope to change that.

#nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #race-and-ethnicity

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A Private Equity Firm Is Blocked From Buying .Org

The deal for the internet domain for nonprofit organizations had set off fierce opposition.

#computers-and-the-internet, #domain-names-internet, #ethos-capital, #internet-corp-for-assigned-names-and-numbers, #internet-society, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nonprofit-organizations, #private-equity

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Opposed to Bailouts, but in This Case Willing to Take One

Some conservative nonprofit groups are seeking financial help to weather the coronavirus crisis. Some liberal organizations are putting aside different qualms to make the same request.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #campaign-finance, #cato-institute, #congressional-progressive-caucus, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democracy-alliance, #freedomworks, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #media-matters-for-america, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #romero-anthony-d, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How to Help Victims of the Coronavirus Pandemic

From charities that support children to organizations that feed families, there is no shortage of ways to get involved.

#blood-donation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #quarantines, #shortages

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A New Mission for Nonprofits During the Outbreak: Survival

Upended by the coronavirus outbreak, nonprofits are laying off workers and seeking help from stretched donors.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meals-on-wheels, #national-council-of-nonprofits, #no-limits, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #shutdowns-institutional

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