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Online Programs Give Students Path to Environmental Jobs

With the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord and the U.N. warningabout climate change, businesses aren’t sitting on the sidelines; they’re leading the way toward a sustainable future. The world’s biggest brands, such as retailer Walmart and tech titan Apple, have made major pledges to improve the sustainability of their operations, and thousands of businesses have committed to meet the Paris accord… Read more »

To Support Economic Opportunity In A Changing Jobs Landscape, The Rockefeller Foundation And The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launch $10M Funding Opportunity For Community-Driven Solutions

Nationwide Challenge Will Provide Funding to 10 Local Approaches that Help Low-Income and Financially Insecure PeopleFind and Retain Well-Paid and Meaningful Work, Achieve Financial Security, or Build Economically Vibrant Neighborhoods

Development Manager

Position Title: Development Manager Status: Full-Time. Exempt. Reports to: Executive Director (ED)   The Organization: The Cedars Union (The CU), founded in 2014, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Dallas-based incubator for the arts. The mission is to provide resources including studios, tools, programs and pro-bono services, and to foster a collaborative artist community and advance the arts in North Texas. For more information about… Read more »

House Parents

Principal Function: (1) Provide a Christian home environment for young men on a 24 hour a day basis. (2) Responsible for on-going supervision, providing structure and consistency within the Trauma-Informed Care model of Miracle Farm. (3) Create an environment of felt safety and connection to assist each young man to positively develop and improve their spiritual, familial and peer relationships.(4) willingness to work within a team-concept… Read more »

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) today announced the start of a planning process for a regional arts preparedness and recovery system

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) today announced the start of a planning process for a regional arts preparedness and recovery system. With input from the larger arts and culture community and with grants from Houston Endowment, HAA and GHF will create coordinated programs to help arts and cultural organizations and individual artists in the ten-county region prepare for the next… Read more »

Houston Arts Alliance to Oversee Initiative to Help Harvey-ImpactedArts & Cultural Community

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is continuing of a series of workshops to foster disaster resilience for arts, cultural, and historical organizations in the Greater Houston area. Led by national experts from Performing Arts Readiness and CERF+, HAA’s workshops will help studios, galleries, theatres, as well as independent visual and performing artists, learn how to be more ready and resilient for the next disaster. A… Read more »

Mission and job satisfaction give nonprofits an edge over for-profit companies in attracting and retaining talent

A new TIAA survey finds three out of four employees and eight in ten managers choose to work at their nonprofit organizations – and stay there for years – because they’re committed to making a difference in people’s lives. The Nonprofit Survey, conducted as part of TIAA’s 100-year anniversary and the TIAA Difference Maker 100 program, also found that nonprofit employees and managers are… Read more »

Patterns of Giving by the Wealthy

While almost all wealthy individuals make charitable contributions during their lifetimes, most fail to make charitable gifts when they die. But when they do, these contributions are, on average, many times larger than the gifts they gave over their last few years of life, even though earlier giving would have almost always reduced their total tax burden. In this study, we use a file of estate tax returns matched to income tax returns to analyze charitable giving by wealthy individuals at the time of their death (2007) compared with giving over their last five years of life (2002–06).

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USDA grant to enhance student awareness of global ag opportunity

Texas State University has been awarded a $300,00 grant by the United States Department of Agriculture for the development of leadership and global competency of minority students. In addition to instilling a broader understanding of international opportunities in the agricultural industry, the innovative program will also work to improve recruitment and retention of minority students in the undergraduate and graduate programs, focusing on those… Read more »

More than $100 million in new grants will support diverse and innovative school models and leaders

Walton Family Foundation announced efforts to build and expand on two decades of school startup grants to fuel the growth of high-quality schools across the country. The strategy, detailed in Rooted in Opportunity: The Walton Family Foundation’s Approach to Starting and Growing High-Quality Schools, includes continued grants to proven organizations, like those that help create successful charter schools, with an expanded focus on innovative… Read more »

What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities

Amid widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans in urban, suburban and rural areas share many aspects of community life. Large demographic shifts are reshaping America. The country is growing in numbers, it’s becoming more racially and ethnically diverse and the population is aging. But according to a new analysis by Pew Research Center, these trends are playing out differently across community types.

New Study Finds U.S. Nonprofits and Foundations Aligned in Concern over Tax Law

A majority of U.S. nonprofit and foundation leaders are concerned about a potential decrease in charitable giving in the wake of tax legislation passed by Congress late last year, a new study released today by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) reveals.

What Would It Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty?

Our Approach A distinguishing feature of the Partnership is that we did not have a mandate for consensus. Instead, the Partnership had the freedom and flexibility to dream big and think creatively, limited only by our own knowledge and imaginations. Our focus was on learning from both research and practice, as well as from perspectives of people who have experienced poverty. Site visits and… Read more »

How the U.S. economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment

The United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment, according to “The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth.” The gains would be equivalent to a continuous boost in GDP growth of 0.5 percent per year, increasing the competitiveness of the country for decades to come.

McDonald’s Triples Crew Tuition Assistance for Restaurant Employees, Lowers Eligibility Requirement to 90 Days

McDonald’s Corporation today announced it will allocate $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program. This investment will provide almost 400,000 U.S. restaurant employees with accessibility to the program as the company will also lower eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment and drop weekly shift minimums from 20 hours to 15 hours. Additionally, McDonald’s will… Read more »

JPMorgan Chase Makes Long-Term U.S. Investment in Employees, Branch Expansion and Local Economic Growth

Further increasing wages to between $15 and $18/hour for 22,000 employees
Opening up to 400 new Chase branches in new cities and states
Hiring 4,000 employees in new U.S. markets and for home lending, small business growth nationwide
Increasing loans to customers seeking affordable homes by 25 percent to $50 billion
Expanding philanthropic investments by 40 percent to $1.75 billion