With a Ban on Navalny’s Group, Putin Sends Clear Message to Biden

The move, just a week before their summit, will likely push the Russian opposition further underground and was a signal that the country’s domestic affairs are not up for discussion.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #navalny-aleksei-a, #nonprofit-organizations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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They’ve Given $6 Million to the Arts. No One Knew Them, Until Now.

Moving quickly in the pandemic, a wealthy money manager underwrote performances via a new foundation, with a little help from a violin-obsessed adviser.

#alphadyne-foundation, #balletx, #classical-music, #dance-theater-of-harlem, #dweck-jay, #kaufman-music-center-manhattan-ny, #khuong-huu-philippe, #national-sawdust-brooklyn-ny-performance-space, #nonprofit-organizations, #perlman-music-program, #philanthropy, #shakespeare-in-the-park

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Vaccination Rate Lags in N.Y.C. as Disparities Persist

The number of daily doses administered has fallen from more than 100,000 on some days in April to below 40,000 on some days this month.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #theater, #tkts-booth-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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This Mother Strives to Change the World, One Hug at a Time

Sara Cunningham, the founder of Free Mom Hugs and a supporter of L.G.B.T.Q. people, doesn’t want anyone to be without the love of a parent on their wedding day.

#content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hugging, #nonprofit-organizations, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #weddings-and-engagements

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India’s Covid Crisis: How to Help Victims and Frontline Workers

Donors around the world are giving money for meals, medical expenses, P.P.E. and oxygen tanks, among other essential supplies. Here’s how you can help.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #united-nations, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #world-health-organization

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Top Bidder for Tribune Newspapers Is an Influential Liberal Donor

The Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss helped build a sophisticated behind-the-scenes operation that attacked Republicans and promoted Democratic causes.

#acronym-nonprofit, #alden-global-capital, #bainum-stewart-jr, #campaign-finance, #high-net-worth-individuals, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #tribune-publishing-company, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyss-hansjorg

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Why Buy a Yacht When You Can Buy a Newspaper?

Billionaires aren’t usually cast as saviors of democracy. But one way they are winning plaudits for civic-minded endeavors is by funding the Fourth Estate.

#alden-global-capital, #bainum-stewart-jr, #boston-globe, #high-net-worth-individuals, #los-angeles-times, #minneapolis-star-tribune, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #salt-lake-tribune, #soon-shiong-patrick, #tribune-publishing-company, #washington-post, #wyss-hansjorg

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Job Training That’s Free Until You’re Hired Is a Blueprint for Biden

Social Finance, a nonprofit, is spreading a model in which training programs get paid if students get hired, not just if they enroll.

#blue-meridian-partners, #careers-and-professions, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Housing Boss Who Was Accused of Sexual Abuse Now Faces Bribery Charges

Prosecutors accused Victor Rivera of enriching himself through kickbacks as he led one of the largest homeless shelter operations in New York City.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #homeless-persons, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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In Nigeria, ‘Feminist’ Was a Common Insult. Then Came the Feminist Coalition.

Protests against police brutality brought the nation’s attention to the Feminist Coalition. Now its members want to change life for Nigerian women.

#metoo-movement, #nigeria, #nonprofit-organizations, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sexual-harassment, #special-anti-robbery-squad-sars, #womens-rights

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The Coronavirus and a Summer of Mutual Aid in Chicago

In Chicago, groups of volunteers gave us a glimpse of a society where neighbors rely on one another.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food-banks-and-pantries, #nonprofit-organizations, #police-department-chicago-ill, #police-reform, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #volunteers-and-community-service

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A Donor’s Ties to Epstein Are Criticized at MoMA and Dartmouth

Ai Weiwei and other artists say the investor Leon Black should step down as MoMA’s chairman amid revelations that he paid $158 million to Jeffrey Epstein.

#ai-weiwei, #apollo-global-management, #art, #black-leon-d, #dartmouth-college, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #finances, #goldin-nan, #human-trafficking, #lowry-glenn-d, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sex-crimes, #steyerl-hito-1966

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How to Help Winter Storm Relief in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana

These organizations are providing food, supplies and shelter to devastated communities. If you want to give aid, here are some research pointers.

#blood-donation, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #homeless-persons, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

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Who is Stewart Bainum? The New Owner of The Baltimore Sun

Stewart Bainum, a hotel magnate and former politician, has swooped in with a plan to run it and other papers in Maryland as part of a nonprofit.

#alden-global-capital, #bainum-stewart-jr, #baltimore-md, #baltimore-sun, #choice-hotels-international-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #hedge-funds, #maryland, #news-and-news-media, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #tribune-publishing-company

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In Prison, JPay Offers Tablets and Collects Fees

For incarcerated people like me, access to communications comes at a steep price.

#jpay-inc, #nonprofit-organizations, #prisons-and-prisoners, #securus-technologies-inc, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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National Book Foundation Names Ruth Dickey as Executive Director

Ruth Dickey, the executive director of Seattle Arts & Lectures, is succeeding Lisa Lucas, who left the organization to become the publisher of Pantheon and Schocken.

#books-and-literature, #lucas-lisa, #national-book-awards, #national-book-foundation, #nonprofit-organizations, #poetry-and-poets, #seattle-wash

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The Many Abuse Accusations Against a Housing Executive

Ten women accused Victor Rivera of sexual assault or harassment, but he maintained his position leading an operator of homeless shelters.

#bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sexual-harassment

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Bronx D.A. Investigates Victor Rivera Sexual Abuse Allegations

Victor Rivera, the chief executive of the Bronx Parent Housing Network, one of the largest operators of homeless shelters in New York City, was accused of sexual abuse and financial impropriety.

#bronx-nyc, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #de-blasio-bill, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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After Abuse Allegations, $2 Billion Shelter Network Faces Scrutiny

Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a review of the groups that run New York’s homeless housing after The New York Times uncovered accusations of sexual and financial misconduct.

#bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #conflicts-of-interest, #de-blasio-bill, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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‘Nobody Tells Daddy No’: A Housing Boss’s Many Abuse Cases

Victor Rivera gained power and profit as New York’s homeless crisis worsened. Accused of sexual and financial misconduct, he has largely escaped consequences.

#bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #conflicts-of-interest, #content-type-personal-profile, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Pandemic’s Toll on Housing: Falling Behind, Doubling Up

Eviction moratoriums don’t keep arrears from piling up, and aid to renters may not reach the most vulnerable.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #federal-aid-us, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #nonprofit-organizations, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states

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George McDonald, Power Broker for the Powerless, Dies at 76

He went from an impoverished activist to the president of the Doe Fund, which has helped thousands of homeless people and ex-convicts in New York City find shelter and employment.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #deaths-obituaries, #doe-fund, #ex-convicts, #homeless-persons, #manhattan-nyc, #mcdonald-george-t, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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America’s Other Front Line

As the Biden administration proposes additional pandemic relief, nonprofit workers see a country facing a growing crisis.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #homeless-persons, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #nonprofit-organizations, #rural-areas, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Sloan Kettering Paid $1.5 Million Severance to a Cancer Doctor Forced Out Over Conflicts

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center gave Dr. José Baselga a payout after he resigned under fire in 2018 over his ties to health care companies.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #astrazeneca-plc, #baselga-jose, #conflicts-of-interest, #executive-compensation, #hospitals, #memorial-sloan-kettering-cancer-center, #nonprofit-organizations, #thompson-craig-b, #your-feed-healthcare

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Giving Billions Fast, MacKenzie Scott Upends Philanthropy

Through a streamlined operation, Ms. Scott has given away $6 billion this year, much of it to small charities and nonprofits.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #bezos-mackenzie, #endowments, #high-net-worth-individuals, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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A Power Couple Finds the Spark Once Again

Laura Stachel and Hal Aronson had a Jewish ceremony in 2000, but they never had a legal wedding. Twenty years later, it finally seemed time.

#content-type-personal-profile, #marriages, #nonprofit-organizations, #solar-energy

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What New Yorkers Need to Know About the Snowstorm

The National Weather Service suggested that snow accumulations in New York City could end up on the low end of the initial forecasts of eight to 12 inches.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cultural-affairs-department, #culture-arts, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #snow-and-snowstorms

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MacKenzie Scott Announces $4.2 Billion More in Charitable Giving

“She’s disrupting the norms around billionaire philanthropy by moving quickly,” an expert on charities said.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #bezos-mackenzie, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endowments, #high-net-worth-individuals, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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Use It or Lose It: Tenant Aid Effort Nears a Federal Cutoff

Emergency pandemic funding to help renters must be distributed by Dec. 30. But getting the money to those who need it is no small task.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #federal-aid-us, #landlords, #nonprofit-organizations, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #states-us, #urban-areas

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Group Seeking Equality for Women in Tech Raises $11 Million

The nonprofit organization, All Raise, is working on an expansion, as diversity in the tech industry remains elusive.

#all-raise-nonprofit, #computers-and-the-internet, #entrepreneurship, #hiring-and-promotion, #kostka-pam, #nonprofit-organizations, #sexual-harassment, #silicon-valley-calif, #venture-capital

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Groups Trying to Open Golf to Young People Are Struggling Themselves

Even as more young men and women in need want to play, the pandemic has made it more difficult for nonprofits to raise money.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #first-tee, #golf, #national-golf-foundation, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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Venezuela Raids Food Charity, Interrupting Meals for Children

The charity, Feed the Solidarity, often provides the only meals children receive each day. The government accuses it of subversion, with no evidence.

#biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #feed-the-solidarity-charity, #food-aid, #humanitarian-aid, #international-relations, #maduro-nicolas, #nonprofit-organizations, #roman-catholic-church, #save-the-children, #united-nations, #venezuela

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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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