A tradition of general practitioner cooperatives in the UK indicates how much we might be able to learn from looking abroad for models of social enterprise.
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.
The billionaire donor wants to make sure his contemporary art collection is seen by the greatest number of people, so he’s waiving entrance fees for The Broad.
In another example of the nonprofit sector stepping up to fill the gaps left by the government shutdown, the Fisher House Foundation has offered to make sure that fallen service members’ families receive their death benefits.
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.
“Civic leaders and funders are increasingly exploring the potential for technology to promote healthy, vibrant communities. Though activity and investment in civic tech has grown over time, a lack of insights and common terminology for describing the full spectrum of efforts in the space has hindered collaboration around shared strategies for impact.”
—Jon Sotsky, Knight Foundation director of strategy and assessment