MacArthur Foundation Announces 2015 Recipients

(Above: writer and MacArthur Grant recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates speaking at the University of Michigan) The MacArthur Foundation – one of the highest profile grant-giving organizations in the world – announced its 2015 recipients on Tuesday. Given to artists, scientists, writers, and important thinkers, each “genius” grant…

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Nonprofits Play Role in Patent Troll Debate

(Photo: Two Vermont nonprofits were threatened with a lawsuit if they did not pay licensing fees stemming from an obscure part of their office scanners) It’s hard enough for business and nonprofit leaders to keep their organizations afloat without completely erroneous charges of patent infringement showing…

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The Crowdfunding Debate Affects Nonprofits

(A still from Kickstarter, a popular crowdfunding platform.) It’s hard for one to miss the proliferation of crowdfunding campaigns. They have become part of the popular landscape, with friends and families running fundraisers through a number of online portals that allow them to raise funds…

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The Pope Comes to Philadelphia

In his first-ever visit to the United States, Pope Francis will travel to Philadelphia to attend the World Meeting of Families. The event – which occurs every three years – will take place in the United States for the very first time. City officials expect…

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Refugee Relief Efforts Face Bankruptcy

(Photo: Arbat Transit Camp for Syrian Refugees in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan) As part of our ongoing coverage of the global refugee crisis, today we look at how UN agencies are quickly running out of cash and consequently edging closer to bankruptcy. In an interview with The…

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