Nonprofit News Announced This Week

Nonprofit News Announced This Week

Nonprofit News Announced This Week 150 150 Isaac Schild

This week saw several exciting developments in the nonprofit sector, with organizations making strides in social justice, environmental protection, and more. Here are ten of the most significant news stories from the past week:

  1. The Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) announced that it has received a $1 million grant from the Democracy Fund to support investigative reporting and nonprofit newsrooms across the United States. The funding will go towards INN’s NewsMatch program, which provides matching funds to individual donations to nonprofit news organizations. (Source: INN)
  2. The Nonprofit Times reported that the American Red Cross is facing a $20 million lawsuit filed by a former employee who claims that she was fired for raising concerns about discrimination and harassment within the organization. The lawsuit alleges that the Red Cross violated federal anti-discrimination laws and retaliated against the employee for speaking out. (Source: The Nonprofit Times)
  3. In an op-ed for The New York Times, the CEO of the Surfrider Foundation discussed the organization’s efforts to address plastic pollution in the ocean and advocated for legislative action to reduce single-use plastics. The article highlights the urgent need for collective action to protect our oceans and the environment. (Source: The New York Times)
  4. Nonprofit Quarterly reported on a new study that found that nonprofit organizations are more likely to prioritize diversity and inclusion when they have leaders who are personally committed to those values. The study underscores the importance of leadership in promoting equity and inclusion within nonprofit organizations. (Source: Nonprofit Quarterly)
  5. Philanthropy News Digest announced that the Kresge Foundation has awarded $2.5 million in grants to support early childhood education initiatives in Detroit. The funding will go towards programs aimed at improving access to high-quality preschool education and supporting parents as their children’s first teachers. (Source: Philanthropy News Digest)
  6. The Nonprofit News Feed highlighted a new report from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy that found that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on low-income communities and people of color. The report calls for increased investment in community-led recovery efforts and a focus on equity and inclusion in disaster response. (Source: Nonprofit News Feed)
  7. In an interview with HuffPost, the founder of a social entrepreneurship organization discussed the importance of prioritizing impact over profit in the nonprofit sector. The article highlights the unique challenges and opportunities of social entrepreneurship and offers insights for aspiring social entrepreneurs. (Source: HuffPost)
  8. The Nonprofit Times reported that the Salvation Army is launching a new program aimed at providing mental health support for survivors of human trafficking. The program will offer counseling services and other resources to help survivors heal from the trauma of trafficking. (Source: The Nonprofit Times)
  9. A new report from the National Council of Nonprofits found that nonprofit organizations are facing significant challenges in hiring and retaining staff, with many organizations struggling to compete with for-profit companies for top talent. The report offers recommendations for how nonprofits can address these challenges and attract and retain top talent. (Source: The Nonprofit Times)
  10. Nonprofit Quarterly reported on a new initiative from the Rockefeller Foundation aimed at supporting community-led climate action in cities around the world. The initiative will provide funding and technical assistance to local organizations and governments working to address climate change and build more resilient communities. (Source: Nonprofit Quarterly)

These are just a few of the many exciting developments happening in the nonprofit sector this week. Stay tuned for more news and updates from Foundation List and other sources!

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