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The director of a signature program in the Obama White House that continued to the Obama Foundation will be the next CEO of AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism formerly called the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Michael D. Smith by a 58-41 vote. Nine Republicans joined 47 Democrats and 2 Independents in…

This is My Brave, a nonprofit dedicated to removing the stigma from mental illness and providing an outlet for stories related to their experiences, has rejected the potential proceeds of a memoir from Jamie Lynn Spears, the younger sister of singer Britney Spears. Jamie Lynn Spears has been characterized by Britney Spears’ fans as not sufficiently supporting Britney Spears during her attempt to remove their…

Three members of the Pathfinder International board of directors have either resigned or been removed. According to the statement, from the Gamble family, all three are descendants of Clarence Gamble, who founded the Watertown, Mass.-based reproductive health and justice organization in 1957.  As part of their disassociation, the family is ending its financial support of the nonprofit. Since its establishment, the Gamble family has given…

Easterseals President and CEO Angela F. Williams will become the next chief executive of United Way Worldwide (UWW) — the first female and the first African-American to lead the organization that comprises almost 1,200 affiliates in the United States and around the globe. Williams has led Chicago-based Easterseals since 2018. She will become CEO effective Oct. 15. She spent 11 years as executive vice president,…

The president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the latest casualty in former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal. The boards of the HRC and its foundation terminated President Alphonso David for cause, effective immediately, “for violations of his contract.” “At HRC, we are fighting to bring full equality and liberation to LGBTQ+ People everywhere. That includes fighting on behalf of all…

Trella Walker, J.D., part of the executive transition team at the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and leader of the organization’s Social Innovation and Equity Council, was appointed interim chief executive officer and president. Walker will continue to lead the organization, along with executive transition team co-leads Andrea Briscoe and Kristin Giantris, while NFF conducts a search through the remainder of 2021 for permanent leadership, according to a statement…

Scott Kolbrenner capped a successful stint on game show Wheel of Fortune by guessing the missing-letters phrase _LO_ _NG _H_TE GO_N, suggested by the clue “What Are You Wearing?,” was “flowing white gown.” But Kolbrenner will not personally pocket any of the $145,000 his one-day appearance netted. Instead, he will split the money evenly between two favored nonprofits. Kolbrenner has been a board member at…

A political campaign ad in a local City Council race has sparked an uprising among nonprofit members of a Silicon Valley business organization and the resignation of its chief executive. Matt Mahood, president and CEO of The Silicon Valley Organization, formerly the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, stepped down last week after initially being placed on administrative leave. At least three SVO board members…

The board of trustees at Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), a major UK-based Muslim charity, stepped down after two of its members resigned in succession due to inflammatory social media posts. Board member Heshmat Khalifa resigned in July after posts came to light in which Khalifa referred to Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a “pimp son of the Jews” and further referred to Israeli leaders…

Stuart Paskow, co-founder of the groundbreaking fundraising firm Mitch-Stuart, Inc., died after a long struggle with congestive obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 82. Along with business partner Michelle Cohen, Paskow pioneered the use of travel rewards as fundraising incentives. The firm has helped to generate more than $1 billion in revenue for more than 10,000 clients since its 1994 founding. He worked from the East…

Three days after issuing a statement backing its chief executive, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, which completed a merger in January and instituted widespread layoffs in April, separated from its president and CEO in response to an uprising from current and former staff. In a June 22 letter, the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York said it “parted ways” with…

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