More than 7,000 children in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi will benefit from the largesse of John and Laura Arnold, who offered up enough to reopen Head Start programs that were closed with the government shutdown.
With “storytelling” all the rage, a blogger on the Skoll World Forum finds that the search for an emotionally resonant story can result in deception that changes lives and historical narratives.
The case of a San Francisco public official who also chaired a nonprofit that was awarded a government contract by her agency points to the need for boards to check their vulnerabilities.
Joanne Barkan’s essay in Dissent does a great job of tracing the historical concerns about philanthropy’s threat to democracy.
One of the signs of the times is that more and more organizations are questioning their “sectors.” After 22 years, an alcohol-free music venue in La Cross, Wisconsin, has filed to become a nonprofit. Its efforts to stick around are being funded by a community of fans and supporters from across the country.
Wayne Reynolds is waging a self-described “Save the Corcoran” campaign and seeking to implement himself as the historic Washington, D.C. museum’s new board chairman.