Florida cultural institutions are recovering from Hurricane Ian alongside homes and businesses

Nov 7, 2022
Damage along Florida's southwest coast includes museums and theaters that plan to rebuild.
The Venice Theatre suffered major damage from Hurricane Ian's winds and heavy rain, leaving collapsed walls and flooding in the main stage area at the rear of the building, which was built in 1926.
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A window is closing for government, nonprofit employees to get student loans forgiven

Oct 27, 2022
A federal program used to reject most applications. But a Biden administration waiver has allowed forgiveness for $14 billion in loans.
Among the Biden administration's policies affecting student loan holders is a temporary waiver easing requirements for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
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Bear markets are anxious times for many nonprofits

Jun 16, 2022
But a dip in the summer isn't as bad for donations as a dip in December.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 14, 2022 in New York City.
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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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