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Opinion: Bringing Greater Equity To Our Educational System In The Age Of COVID-19 ...

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on health inequities with disproportionate percentages of low-income Americans, particularly communities of color, contracting and dying from the disease.  Researchers working to better understand the underlying causes of the negative health outcomes across these communities are increasingly focusing on the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, […]

Mitigating Liability Risk from Workplace Re-Openings...

In an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic — and to comply with state and local governmental stay-at-home orders — virtually all offices at nonprofits across the country were closed in March and employees were required to work remotely. Now, as states, cities and counties start to reopen their economies, nonprofits are now or soon […]

Just 29% Of Americans Giving To COVID Relief...

Americans are in need of assistance but fewer are in a financial position to be able to provide it. A new survey by polling firm Gallup found a new low in the percentage of Americans reporting they donated money to charity. Some 73% of U.S. adults say they donated money to a charitable organization during […]

Google.org Doubles COVID-19 Relief Commitment to $100 Million...

Google.org, the charity arm of Google, has added $50 million to its previous $50 million commitment for grants related to COVID-19 pandemic relief. Alongside its financial contribution, Google.org Fellows have pledged 50,000 hours of pro bono work to COVID-19 projects. According to a blog post by Google.org President Jacquelline Fuller, the new grants include $25 […]

Platform Uses Fitness Trackers For Peer-To-Peer Events...

As nonprofits are forced to cancel in-person fundraising events due to COVID-19-related health concerns, the ability to meet revenue goals and continue to move their missions forward in these unprecedented times becomes increasingly challenging. An estimated 75 percent of nonprofits are experiencing a reduction in earned revenue and 60 percent are experiencing destabilizing conditions that […]

$1 Billion Sale Of Dot-Org Domain Blocked...

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has rejected a proposed $1.135-billion sale of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) to a private equity firm, four days before an agreed-upon deadline. “After completing extensive due diligence, the ICANN Board finds that withholding consent of the transfer of PIR from the Internet Society (ISOC) to […]

Nonprofits Getting PPP Loans, Others Laying Off Staff...

More than half of nonprofits that submitted applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans were accepted. Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of organizations where the application was denied have begun to lay-off or furlough staff. These are among the results of a survey of nonprofit social sector leaders across the country conducted by The Alliance for […]

Habitat Cutting Staff And Expenses Due To COVID-19...

More than 20 million Americans lost their jobs to the coronavirus during the past month and the nonprofit sector was not excluded. The latest is Habitat for Humanity International, which announced it will reduce staff and other expenses in the face of COVID-19 economic impacts. Approximately 10 percent of staff at the organization will be […]

MIP Restoring Users After Ransomware Attack...

Most users of MIP’s single-tenant financial software have either been fully restored or have been set up in a temporary environment using their backups while the company works to fully restore their original environment after being locked out for three weeks. As previously reported by The NonProfit Times, MIP was the target of a ransomware […]

Senate Bill Boosts National Service Vs. COVID-19...

Legislation to mobilize federally-funded public service volunteers in the fight against the coronavirus, such as AmeriCorps members, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). The Undertaking National Initiatives to Tackle Epidemic Act (UNITE Act) would expand authorization of volunteer opportunities within AmeriCorps and the Federal Emergency […]