Guy’s and St Thomas’ charity will fund low-traffic neighbourhood to tackle air pollution and obesity in Lambeth and Southwark Source: London hospital trust to pay £250k to install LTN for public health benefits | Environment | The Guardian
The epidemiologist calls it “the best of times and the worst of times,” as good news on vaccines and testing coincides with a terrifying rise in cases. Source: Larry Brilliant Says We’ll Beat Covid—After We Go Through Hell | WIRED
Kathleen M. Carley and her team at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Informed Democracy & Social Cybersecurity have been tracking bots and influence campaigns for a long time. Across US and foreign elections, natural disasters, and other politicized events, the level of bot involvement is normally between 10 and 20%, she says. But in a…Continue reading “Nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing to reopen America may be bots | MIT Technology Review”
The rise of the car was a catalyst for the dramatic expansion of law enforcement, and a vehicle for the structural racism that makes policing a terrible burden on communities of color.
Conservative funders focus on the big picture, act quickly, do not micromanage, provide significant general operating funds, fund for twenty or thirty years, support leaders and movements, engage in policy and politics, and treat grantees as equal partners. Progressive funders—with a few exceptions—intellectualize, are severely risk-averse, focus narrowly, fund isolated strategies and programs, avoid politics,Continue reading “10 things progressive funders must learn from conservative ones, or we are all screwed | Nonprofit AF”
How we visualize our understanding of nonprofit structure and programs shapes the overhead debate. It’s time to get graphic about our new ideas—to deploy fresh images to help educate the public, our funders, and ourselves. Source: Curtis Klotz, A Graphic Re-visioning of Nonprofit Overhead – Nonprofit Quarterly
If you’ve written a grant in the last year, chances are at least one of these things has happened to you. Your proposal is carefully crafted and ready to be uploaded and submitted. You access your account in the funder’s online system and spend the next few hours troubleshooting lost passwords, surprise character limitations, newContinue reading “Navigating Funders’ Online Grants Management Systems – GrantAdvisor”
Funders ask us all kinds of questions about our financial, leadership, cultural, and management capacities. Not once has a funder asked me about our digital security capacity, even when awarding $100,000-plus grants. This guide is geared towards grantmakers, but is also useful for grantees to self-asses our digital security threats. In the digital age, grantmakersContinue reading “Digital Security & Grantcraft Guide / Ford Foundation”
A new service where nonprofit professionals can review and rate their experience with funders, see other nonprofits’ experience with prospects, and read funders’ responses to their reviews.
Don’t just look for people decades ahead of you. Also look for people just a few steps ahead. Their memory of your circumstances is much fresher. People tend to look for mentors who are too far afield. A mentor who’s 20 or 30 years on in their career. I think this is misguided. I thinkContinue reading “Finding a mentor – Signal v. Noise”
A very good hot take of the recently announced merger of two large nonprofits, and the investment and patience of the funder community in ensuring the time was right for the combination. They agreed to each build on their complementary capacities, meanwhile providing them to one another so they could grow to the scale aContinue reading “Candid: The Foundation Center/GuideStar Merger’s Noteworthy Process – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly”
Curated links to the best strategic management resources for nonprofit leaders. Source: The Nonprofit Strategy Library
A good recap of the big trends for civil society, nonprofits, and philanthropy in 2018 going into 2019. Social trends do not observe calendars, of course, but as NPQ looks back over some of the powerful trends rocking this country and its nonprofits and philanthropic sector this year, we see 7 trends that are activelyContinue reading “⬿ The Bridge to Next Year: 7 Critical 2018 Civil Society Trends from NPQ – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly”
Twitter Defector Earlier this week, Glenn Reynolds, known online as Instapundit, published an op-ed in USA Today about why he recently quit Twitter. Source: On Blogs in the Social Media Age – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
The World Nomads Podcast: transplants, folklore, overnight forest hikes in bare feet in Latvia. Also; the number one reason you never get an upgrade. Source: The World Nomads Podcast: The Baltics A good podcast episode about the Baltics. I loved my brief stop in Riga, Lativa and hope to return for a longer, deeper explorationContinue reading “The World Nomads Podcast: The Baltics”