Policy & Advocacy
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6/25/2019

A Chicago condo association is dealing with extensive ceiling damage to at least one unit after a leak caused the ceiling to collapse, while the association waited for its insurance claim to be approved for repairs. The renter of the unit, which has been deemed structurally safe, is upset because she complained about the leak weeks ago.

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WBBM-TV (Chicago)
6/25/2019

Many major US cities are joining the Open Mobility Foundation, a nonprofit backed in part by the Rockefeller Foundation that wants to use open-source software to improve urban transportation. "[W]e need to ensure that the solutions we create are smart, safe and equitable -- and that we're ultimately building a better urban future for all," says NewCities Foundation executive John Rossant.

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VentureBeat
6/25/2019

Transitioning from a first-stage organization to one that is greater in size and accountability can be challenging, writes The Nonprofit Whisperer. To ensure smooth and successful growth, understand the stages of the nonprofit lifecycle, speak with other people about their goals for the organization and share knowledge so everyone knows what to expect.

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Nonprofit Quarterly
6/25/2019

College fundraisers can usher in the next generation of major donors by paying attention to and encouraging small donations from younger generations, writes Kestrel Linder, co-founder and CEO of GiveCampus. Many small donations from younger donors can add up to large sums, Linder writes.

6/25/2019

The Kristy Love Foundation in Louisville, Ky., hopes to raise $800,000 through federal grants and donations to purchase a local church that could serve as its new headquarters. The organization helps victims of human trafficking.

6/25/2019

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will direct $68 million toward a human cell-mapping project known as the Human Cell Atlas over the next three years. "The global Human Cell Atlas effort is a beacon for what can be accomplished when experts across scientific fields and time zones work together towards a common goal," says CZI Head of Science Cori Bargmann.

6/24/2019

President Donald Trump this morning signed an executive order imposing new sanctions on Iran and its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The move is intended to force Iran to negotiate with the US over nuclear weapons and comes at a time of rising tensions between the two countries.

6/24/2019

Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler and journalist Steve Duin are working with publisher IDW to turn the 448-page report by special counsel Robert Mueller into a graphic novel. The graphic novel is just over 200 pages and is set to be published in April 2020.

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6/24/2019

Data shows that school meal programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children help improve health outcomes for children, writes Jamie Bussel, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this commentary, Bussel writes that these food programs can help curb childhood obesity and reduce health disparities.

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The Hill
6/24/2019

Protesters in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum are supporting a proposal by Ethiopia that outlines a road map for Sudan's transition to a civilian-led government. Military leaders in the country have not yet committed to the plan, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is urging them to end repression, restore internet access and allow human rights monitors into the country.

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