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How One Fundraiser Closed a Big Gift Despite Knowing Little About the Donor

May 16, 2017
How One Fundraiser Closed a Big Gift Despite Knowing Little About the Donor

Kishshana Palmer, chief development officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, talks about how she closed her first one million dollar gift, it was with a donor she didn’t know much about, in a video by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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Brooklyn rapper Heems is behind a new platform for helping nonprofits in the age of Trump

May 12, 2017
Brooklyn rapper Heems is behind a new platform for helping nonprofits in the age of Trump

Brooklyn rapper Heems is behind a new platform for helping nonprofits in the age of Trump, Technically Brooklyn writes.

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Shaming Children Over School Lunch Bills

May 5, 2017
Shaming Children Over School Lunch Bills

The humiliation inflicted on children whose parents are late paying school lunch bills or are too poor to pay them at all, is a national disgrace, the Times writes in an editorial.

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Experts say ‘terrible’ health bill could cost New York $7 billion a year

May 4, 2017
Experts say ‘terrible’ health bill could cost New York $7 billion a year

The health care bill that the U.S. House of Representatives passed Thursday begins the process of repealing Obamacare and could cost the state about 7 billion dollars a year while leaving untold thousands of state residents uninsured, The Buffalo News writes.

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Mayor de Blasio signs legislation to ban employers from seeking salary history of applicants

May 4, 2017
Mayor de Blasio signs legislation to ban employers from seeking salary history of applicants

De Blasio signed a bill making it illegal for employers to ask an applicant how much they earned at prior jobs, saying the measure would help to eliminate the gender wage gap by ensuring women won’t face continued inequity based on prior salaries, the Daily News reports.

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Dark Money Nonprofits Greenlighted in Budget Deal

May 4, 2017
Dark Money Nonprofits Greenlighted in Budget Deal

The federal spending bill expected to pass this week includes a provision prohibiting the IRS from developing regulations affecting 501(c)(4) social welfare nonprofits, many of which are sometimes referred to as “dark money” groups, Nonprofit Quarterly reports.

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Keep Nonprofits Nonpartisan

May 3, 2017
Keep Nonprofits Nonpartisan

Sharon Stapel, president of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, writes that the only individuals who will benefit from a repeal of the Johnson Amendment are politicians themselves.

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Trump to Sign Order on Political Limits for Churches

May 3, 2017
Trump to Sign Order on Political Limits for Churches

President Donald Trump is seeking to further weaken enforcement of an IRS rule barring churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates, in a long-anticipated executive order on religious freedom that has disappointed some of his supporters, the Associated Press reports.

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Gotham’s Right-to-Shelter Promise—and Its Homeless Problem

May 3, 2017
Gotham’s Right-to-Shelter Promise—and Its Homeless Problem

In Bill de Blasio’s New York, a renewed effort to keep a unique obligation to give every person shelter is struggling to keep pace with harsh economic realities, according to the Daily Beast.

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Brooklyn homeless shelters see bloody beatings over three-day span (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)

May 3, 2017
Brooklyn homeless shelters see bloody beatings over three-day span (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)

A brutal, caught-on-video beating with a belt buckle and an assault with a metal pipe rocked two Brooklyn homeless shelters over the past three days, the Daily News writes.

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City bungling puts Brooklyn homeless shelter $550K in debt

May 2, 2017
City bungling puts Brooklyn homeless shelter $550K in debt

Even as New York is getting pushback in its quest to open more buildings for the homeless, an ongoing shelter for mothers and kids in Brooklyn is heading to foreclosure due to errors that put it roughly 550,000 dollars in debt to the city and a lienholder, the New York Post reports.

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