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The moon pulls 6-year-old Romeo Lugo to the window at night.
The autistic child loves to gaze up at it, howling like a werewolf as it rises like a luminous pearl over the horizon of city buildings and trees he sees from…
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In 2016, 53.9 percent of American households donated something to a legally recognized charity. This is down 1.5 percentage points from the prior wave of data in 2014, 11.5 percentage points since the Great Recession, and almost 14 percentage points from the peak level, in 2002. In other words, one in five former donors in the early waves of the study are now not giving anything to legal charities in any given year...…Continue
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To paraphrase Connecticut’s private, nonprofit social service agencies: Gov. Ned Lamont just doesn’t get it.
Frustration with Lamont, who rebuffed a request from nonprofits for $100 million of the state’s $2.5 billion reserve, recently surged after the governor urged the agencies to ask more from wealthy donors.
Leaders of nonprofits, who provide the bulk of social services in…
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In August 2018, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) made a groundbreaking announcement: it would begin partnering with hospitals around…Continue
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Ms. Daniel is the executive director of Groundswell, a foundation that supports grass-roots organizing by women of color and transgender people of color.
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Recent critiques of philanthropy strike at a fundamental question: How can an institution built on the unjust accumulation of wealth serve as a vehicle for justice?
We believe that the first step is recognizing that philanthropy has a problem, and we commend those demanding that we confront this challenge.…
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A new study using sophisticated brain scans found an association between screen use and the development of young children’s brains...
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WSJ By Donovan X. Ramsey
In mid-September, human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson took the stage at the 30th-anniversary gala for the Equal Justice Initiative, the Montgomery, Alabama–based nonprofit he founded to provide legal representation to individuals who have been wrongfully convicted, unfairly sentenced or subject to prison abuse. The attendees assembled in a hotel…
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Lynchings formed the bloody backdrop of Southern life for a century after the Civil War. Between the 1860s and 1960s, thousands of black Americans were killed in public acts of racial terror. Millions more fled to cities in the North and West in an effort to escape this environment. Many soon discovered that, in many ways, …Continue
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New technologies and their inventors are often celebrated as society’s heroes. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page: These are all contemporary “innovators” whose “…Continue
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There’s a quote that’s stuck with me for some time from Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom: "You know why people don't like liberals? Because they lose. If liberals are so f***ing smart, how come they lose so goddamn always?"
American urbanists and bike advocates are smart, or at least well informed. We know how important cycling is. We are educated about cycling cities in other parts of the world and how they are so much better for health, well-being, economics,…Continue
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Navigating Main Streets as Places: A People-First Transportation Toolkit provides guidance to Main Street leaders, community advocates, local officials, transportation professionals, and everyone else in between on how to: 1) Evaluate streets and transportation through the lens of placemaking, 2) Balance the needs of mobility and other street activities, and 3) Build stronger relationships with other decision-makers and the…Continue
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America’s growing geographic divide is causing experts and policy-makers to revisit one of the most fundamental policy questions: When it comes to healing distressed places, should we favor people-based policies that essentially help residents relocate to more vibrant areas, or should we favor place-based policies that focus on rebuilding the economies of distressed places and creating new and better jobs for people where…Continue
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As a nonprofit, it’s important to spread your message with as many people as possible to encourage awareness, support and donations. Among the many platforms you can use to reach your desired audience, a blog is one of the most effective...…Continue
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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has an ambitious dream: screen every student for childhood trauma before entering school.
"A school nurse would also get a note from a physician that says: 'Here is the care plan for this child's toxic stress. And this is how it shows up,'" said Burke Harris, who was appointed…Continue
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Derek Avery owns COIR Holdings with his wife Bianca. At a glance, the company might look like any other developer, but it is committed to providing middle- and low-income housing in struggling neighborhoods. And not only that: when building in a neighborhood, the company doesn’t stop at housing. It takes a holistic approach by building education resources and investing in…Continue
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New Haven — Acuity Brands, with its wraparound view of the city from its 15th-floor home at the Century Tower Building, an engineering staff that is pulling in local talent, and its workers’ appreciation of the lifestyle amenities downtown, is a…Continue
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