Nonprofit Journalism Flourishes

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018

The Columbia Journalism Review writes about the Guardian’s foray into philanthropic support for its work, with some help from my alma mater, USC’s Annenberg School: https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/guardian-nonprofit-philanthropy.php

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Mindshare

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018

Mindshare describes the level of awareness that your nonprofit has in people’s minds. It’s less about what people think about your nonprofit and more about how much they think of you. If they aren’t thinking about you much, you lack mindshare, and that’s bad for fundraising and advocacy:...

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Foundations Step Up & Join the Resistance

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018

In PA, one files an amicus brief in a state gerrymandering case; in CA, funders develop a rapid-response ethos & inject more than $40 million in emergency support to DACA nonprofits: https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/pittsburgh-foundation-files-amicus-brief-in-state-gerrymandering-case...

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Debunking Conventional Wisdom

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018

Will the new tax act reduce charitable contributions? The answer is not a definite “Yes.” Instead, “It depends.” For some, the impact will be positive, but for others negative; two contrarian views: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-2018-tax-law-increases-charitable-giving-russell/ What Tax Reform Means for Charity: more Money, Money,...

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Local Politics

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018

Why it’s important for community-based nonprofits that receive grants & contracts from local government to be fully engaged with local politics—the City of San Antonio is rethinking the way it funds local charities in the wake of a couple of scandals:...

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