October 13, 2016 THE NONPROFIT TIMES
The Wallace Foundation has launched a $47-million, four-year initiative to improve the training of school principals. Seven universities and their corresponding state and district partners have been selected to participate in the initiative, which will be geared toward improving university principal-preparation programs and analyzing state policies to see whether higher-quality training can be better encouraged statewide.
With the enormous numbers of American being incarcerated, and the nature of what many nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, it is no stretch to see that the sector could have to deal with applicants with criminal backgrounds.
Secretary Hillary Clinton’s tax plan could hold back 10-year national gross domestic product (GDP) growth by 2.6 percent from what it otherwise would reach, according to models developed by Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based research group. The foundation further projects that the Democratic nominee for president’s plan would drag down wages by 2.1 percent, capital stock by 6.9 percent and jobs by 697,000.
Social progress in Europe is concentrated to the north. Regions from three Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, and nearby Netherlands dominate the first ever European Union Regional Social Progress Index released by Social Progress Imperative (SPI) – taking up the first 30 of 272 total slots, led by:
Approximately 12 million Americans cycle through jails every year, with two million incarcerated at any given time. The figure represents one-quarter of the world’s population of incarcerated individuals despite the fact that the U.S. represents just 5 percent of the world’s overall population.
More than 2,000 fundraisers and consultants who use direct response fundraising techniques swarmed National Harbor, Md., a few months back for the annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising conference. Following are ideas from three of the sessions.
Donors to Schwab Charitable jumped grants increased by 17 percent and their value by 15 percent last year. Schwab Charitable’s 2016 annual giving report released last week reported $1.18 billion in total grants and $1.92 billion in total contributions to more than 56,000 organizations.
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) has entered the housing market. The HIV/AIDS-focused organization took over the contracts for 25 housing units in the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens this month. The units’ tenants automatically became GMHC clients upon transfer of the contract on Oct. 1, according to GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie.