British charities buckle under crisis as fundraising dries up

May 22, 2020
Britain weighs the economic cost if charities go bust.
Shevan James prepares packed lunches for delivery to local low-income families.
Mimisse Beard

Coronavirus pushes up demand for financial literacy, but money to pay for it is tight

Apr 22, 2020
The federal agency has a $1.2 billion fund to pay fraud victims, but can also use it for financial literacy programs.
More than 200 nonprofits focused on financial literacy sent a letter to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asking for financial help.
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Schools and nonprofits offer support to Bahamian students

Oct 14, 2019
Devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian has put pressure on the families of many U.S.-based students.
Bahamian students at Florida Memorial University joined together for a prayer service after Hurricane Dorian.
Nadege Green

Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit

Dec 18, 2018
New York's attorney general seeks $2.8 million in restitution and a 10-year ban on Trump and his three eldest children running charities.
A guard stands outside of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
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#GivingTuesday is here. Tax breaks or not, givers gonna give

Nov 27, 2018
New tax laws have changed how much of a tax break you might get for giving to charities and causes. Those changes are worrying some non-profits that need your end of the year gifts, especially to help provide human services.…

As refugee admissions fall, nonprofits lay off staff

Jan 3, 2018
Nonprofits worry about the loss of institutional knowledge as offices are forced to close amid a slow down in refugee admissions.
After he was laid off in August, Todd Miller left refugee resettlement work to teach English as a second language at a local university. 
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Is it ever OK to ask children to translate for their parents in emergency situations?

Aug 15, 2017
Immigrant parents often depend on their children to translate for them.
Ft. Wayne police now carry language identifier notebooks with them as a way to determine and locate appropriate interpretation services. 
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“Rage donations” turn frustration into hard cash for nonprofits

Nov 23, 2016
Since the election, a new phenomenon appears to be emerging: so-called “rage donations.” Across the country, progressive nonprofits are reporting an unprecedented surge in donations, as disappointed Clinton voters channel their frustration into hard cash for the causes they support.…
Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the New Yorker Hotel on Nov. 9 in New York City. Clinton conceded the U.S. presidency to Republican challenger Donald Trump.
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Basic research, over decades, is Zuckerberg's goal

Sep 22, 2016
Facebook founder and his physician wife have a charitable venture built for the long haul.
 
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