Facebook and other social media platforms sell their ability to direct our eyes to content. These platforms have been accused of promulgating and profiting from various forms of racism and disinformation shaped to cause harm and division in America, and authoritarianism in the world.
Coronavirus has essentially canceled the Spring term as envisioned; i.e., on-campus classes were cancelled, and most moved online. There are serious implications for enrollments for Fall term and finances, and many are wondering if there will be a Fall term at all (we think so).
Guest writer Jack McCurley, Chief Advancement Officer at Liberty Hill Foundation, explains why avoiding multitasking can bring a greater focus to important issues within the nonprofit sector in this week’s mOp-Ed.
in 2013, there were 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries … and 33,636 deaths due to ‘injury by firearms’… These deaths included 21,175 suicides, 11,208 homicides… In 2017, gun deaths reached their highest level since 1968 with 39,773 deaths by firearm, of which 23,854 were by suicide and 14,542 were homicides.
m/Oppenheim has managed a vast array of executive searches for foundations and other organizations where assessment, evaluation and ROI metrics have been key. So is measurement and evaluation good or bad?
Various nonprofit sectors have experienced a range of impacts. Conferences and group meetings are being delayed or cancelled. Nonprofits that provide services where direct contact or travel is required are heavily impacted. Fundraising and earned income streams are taking a hit. Other impacts will depend on sector:
Some of our recent work has highlighted for us the difficult path that certain nonprofit leaders tread when attempting to shift their revenue mix, especially when moving from reliance on contributed to a more sustainable revenue mix that might include earned income components.
PBS News Hour recently aired an interesting piece on a social impact bet Goldman Sachs placed on a New York City jail program run by the highly respected MDRC and underwritten by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s personal foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies.
For the past two weeks, there have been numerous reports claiming the protests surrounding George Floyd’s death are perpetrating more violence. Guest writer Mark Oppenheim attended one of these protests in San Francisco and shares his personal experience on how the event created more unity among community members.