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Giving Grows in 2020

Despite the unsettled nature of 2020, some nonprofits saw giving grow, reports the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

If you’re a regular reader of this newsletter, you know that the story of philanthropic giving in 2020 was as complex as the year itself. A global pandemic upturned daily life, and the economic fallout has been prolonged and profoundly uneven. Renewed attention to civil rights and racial justice also led to an outpouring of generosity across cause areas

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Nonprofit Works to Bridge Digital Divide

A Detroit nonprofit is working to bridge the digital divide, reports Gov Tech.

A nonprofit is joining forces with community partners and the city of Detroit to bridge the digital divide by distributing at least 1,000 refurbished computers and other equipment to low-income families in Detroit, through donations of used technology from area business

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Verizon Works on Digital Inclusion

According to Verizon, nonprofit Encircle is working with Verizon to create inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ youth.

Verizon will partner with Encircle, a nonprofit that builds safe spaces by creating homes across the country for LGBTQ+ youth, young adults, and families to help find support and belonging, with the goal to promote digital inclusion across the LGBTQ+ community.

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Corporate Giving Circles bring philanthropy into the workplace

Legacy Collective, a giving community dedicated to funding nonprofits addressing systemic issues with sustainable solutions, announces Corporate Giving Circles, an initiative to bring community and philanthropy into the workplace. Legacy Collective offers three options for Corporate Giving Circles depending on how hands-on the employer and employees want to be. The goal is to allow employers to build community and camaraderie within their organization, while helping employees give with confidence to nonprofits they care about. Employees can sign up for monthly giving or give one time, and the employer can choose to match at any level.

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Boardable Promotes Daniel Gardiner to Vice President of Engineering

Boardable, an online board management and meetings platform, today announced the promotion of Daniel Gardiner to vice president of engineering. Gardiner brings with him more than 15 years of experience spanning senior technology roles with tech startups and software companies. 

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Many Nonprofits Made it Through the Pandemic

According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, many nonprofits weathered the pandemic thanks to their strong foundation and federal funds. 

This week brings very good news about the pandemic’s impact: The collapse of tens of thousands of nonprofits that experts forecast didn’t materialize, all signs suggest. It turns out that the mix of federal aid and strong foundation spending helped organizations avert the worst-case scenario.

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Nonprofits Used Marketing to Keep Engagement Up

Nonprofits found clever ways to use marketing to keep people engaged and encourage giving, reports Newsweek. 

Before the pandemic, nonprofits often relied on in-person fundraising events to generate publicity and donations. 

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Wisconsin Nonprofit Advances Sciences

According to Wisconsin  Business, Wisconsin FIRST Robotics is a new nonprofit to help inspire Wisconsin youth to enter the science and technology fields. 

Inspiring young Wisconsinites to learn about and possibly pursue careers in science and technology, including robotics, is the goal of a new nonprofit formed by a diverse group of leaders from industry and academia.

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Using Technology for Ocean Conservation

According to Yahoo Finance, Pro2tect, an ocean conservation organization, seeks to bring conservation and technology closer together.

Pro2tect, an innovative ocean conservation nonprofit organization headquartered in Hawaii, announced this week they have made considerable changes and adaptations to bridge the gap between ocean conservation and technology.

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Nonprofit Seeks to Close Digital Divide

For Agape Memphis the pandemic spurred them to help close the digital divide for their clients, reports Commercial Appeal. 

A longstanding Memphis charitable organization is taking a new approach to the age-old problem of poverty: closing the digital divide by giving technology to needy families

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