Nonprofits turn to tech to court younger, more diverse donors

Jan 14, 2022
The digital age transformed how charities solicit donations. Now, live streaming, cryptocurrency and NFTs are doing the same.
Though many nonprofits were forced to quickly transition online during the pandemic, the move could help them attract and retain younger donors.
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Nonprofit hospitals weigh risks of accepting donations in cryptocurrency

Dec 14, 2021
Charities may face questions about taking bitcoin gifts that they wouldn't face with donations in other forms, like cash or stock.
Many nonprofit organizations are considering the benefits and risks associated with taking donations in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
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Humanitarian groups scramble as Taliban takes power in Afghanistan

Aug 16, 2021
The hardline government might need the groups to provide basic social services. But it's also likely to fear their human rights advocacy.
Afghan women stand with items received from a charity in Herat in December 2019.
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Ticket sales return to help zoos, aquariums pay bills

Jul 6, 2021
When zoos and aquariums closed their doors because of COVID, they still had to cover the cost of feeding and caring for animals.
Facilities that feature animals had to keep functioning during the pandemic, even though ticket sales stopped.
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Religious institution membership falls below majority for first time

Mar 31, 2021
As many Americans celebrate Easter and Passover, religious institutions are still dealing with interruptions due to COVID-19.
According to new data from Gallup, for the first time ever, people who belong to a church, synagogue or mosque are in the minority, making up less than 50% of the population.
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Charities, nonprofits alter pandemic volunteer operations

Jan 18, 2021
Even volunteer work has gone remote. That approach has made it easier for more people to join in.
Food delivery, online tutoring and virtual wellness checks are among the types of volunteer work prevalent during the pandemic.
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How COVID-19 is changing church

“There’s an opportunity to rethink church, and I hope we take it,” says the Rev. Chris Butler, a Chicago-based pastor.
The Rev. Chris Butler outside Chicago Embassy Church Network in South Holland, Illinois.
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How this independent movie theater reopened for in-person screenings

Nov 30, 2020
Individual donations and corporate philanthropy have helped the Belcourt’s bottom line.
Seats roped off for social distancing inside one of the Belcourt Theatre’s screening rooms in Nashville.
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The most effective way to give this holiday season

Nov 25, 2020
As we head into a holiday season like no other, what is the best way to help those in need?
Workers from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distribute boxes of fresh produce to people facing food insecurity in August. Donating cash to food banks allows them to supply produce to people in need more easily.
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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.
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