Seventy-four percent of nonprofits expect to ramp up their spending on video, while 66% and 57% say the same for website conversion optimization and images, according to a recent survey. It also found that nonprofits are shifting away from social media investments, with 39% and 24% allocating less funds to Snapchat and Twitter, respectively.
The nonprofit group Human Rights Watch is investigating poor treatment in chronic pain patients who may lack access to opioid medications due to new restrictions on the drugs. The group sees lack of access to appropriate pain medication as a human rights violation, and Diederik Lohman, the group's director of Health and Human Rights, said patient suffering could be relieved through "very inexpensive palliative care and pain management."
The MND Association, a UK-based nonprofit that works with motor neuron diseases like Lou Gehrig's disease, saw a major surge in donations after the March 14 death of physicist Stephen Hawking, one of its known supporters. The organization, whose website actually crashed due to the volume, said it's working on technology that would allow people with these diseases to "bank" their voices in case a computerized system -- one of Hawking's trademarks -- is needed.
Nonprofit Games For Change has released an 88-second video montage of inspiring and motivational video game clips to showcase the positive aspects of the industry. The clip comes in response to a recent White House statement blaming the gaming industry, not assault weapons, for the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
California nonprofit New Story has teamed up with construction tech firm Icon to develop a new 3D printer capable of printing an entire house in a single day for as little as $4,000. Later this year, New Story will bring the printer, the Vulcan, to El Salvador, where it plans to print 50 houses.
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry has raised almost $40,000 for Nothing but Nets through a Facebook fundraiser celebrating his 30th birthday. The nonprofit works to raise awareness about and combat malaria.
A preliminary analysis from the Congressional Budget Office found bipartisan legislation aimed at stabilizing Affordable Care Act markets would cut premiums by 10% next year and by 20% in 2020 and 2021. The updated legislation, which could be included in next week's omnibus spending bill, would provide $30 billion over three years for state reinsurance programs and three years of cost-sharing reduction subsidies, and it would permit sale of catastrophic plans to all age groups and give additional flexibility to states.
Dress codes for congressional staffers vary from office to office and whether Congress is in session, Capitol Hill employees say. Staffers share how they try to dress their best on small salaries, what clothing items they keep at the office and why they avoid dry cleaners.
Michael B. Jordan, Paul Feig, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are among the Hollywood producers and actors announcing plans to add inclusion riders to future productions. "I've been privileged to work with powerful women and persons of color throughout my career and it's Outlier's mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward," Jordan said. "Thank you to @Inclusionists and Stacy L. Smith for their guidance and inspiration. We challenge other companies and studios to do the same," Feig tweeted.
"Marvel's Jessica Jones" Netflix series has an all-female lineup of directors for the second season after Allie Goss, vice president of Original Series at Netflix, decided to go beyond the plan to hire women to direct half of the episodes. Zetna Fuentes, Jennifer Getzinger, Neasa Hardiman, Jennifer Lynch and Jet Wilkinson are among the directors tackling the new season.