Policy & Advocacy
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7/17/2019

Nonprofits can improve organizational effectiveness by pursuing other types of capital -- such as natural, symbolic and relational -- than financial to build capacity, writes Elizabeth Castillo. "A multiple-capitals approach can help nonprofit organizations build capacity dependably and systematically across multiple levels," she writes.

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Nonprofit Quarterly
7/17/2019

Donors must be strategic when pledging disaster relief for natural and man-made tragedies, writes Bruce DeBoskey of The DeBoskey Group. Avoid making sudden donations driven by emotion, give cash instead of items, think long-term and give to proven organizations with local resources, he writes.

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7/17/2019

Busch will open a difficult-to-find pop-up shop Saturday in a national forest that can only be located using clues posted on social media. For every person who finds the destination, Busch will plant 100 trees through the National Forest Foundation.

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Fast Company online
7/17/2019

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has removed Leana Wen from the role of president and tapped Alexis McGill Johnson as her successor. The organization didn't explain the change, but Wen tweeted that the decision was made in a "secret meeting."

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USA Today
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7/17/2019

Brig. Gen. Stacey Scarisbrick has assumed command of the Air Force Reserve Command Force Generation Center at Georgia's Robins Air Force Base. Scarisbrick replaces Brig. Gen. Matthew Burger, who will become Air Force Reserve Command's director of air, space and information operations.

7/17/2019

A bill proposed by Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., would give veterans a 15% tax credit on $50,000 in startup costs if they open a new business in underserved areas. "This gives our veterans a really great launching pad to come home, use the skills that they have or the dreams that they have ... and be able to keep serving their community," said Rosen.

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Las Vegas Sun
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7/17/2019

The National Guard Coordination Center in Arlington, Va., serves National Guard troops as they mobilize in response to disasters such as Tropical Storm Barry. "We can successfully anticipate and handle a wide range of crises that ensures the National Guard is ready, well-postured and integrated with our federal and state counterparts," said vice director of the center's domestic operations directorate Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Burkett.

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7/16/2019

Tariffs collected on $250 billion in Chinese goods will not be enough to compensate those in industries hurt in the trade dispute, based on recent government figures, and this gap will become even more noticeable to longer it's allowed to grow. The President committed to paying American farmers $28 billion to compensate them for damages related to the trade war, but total funds raised by Chinese imports only came to about $20.8 billion.

7/16/2019

Despite many Democratic presidential candidates being in favor of making Washington, D.C., a state, 64% of Americans are opposed, based on a recent Gallup poll. Support was higher among Democrats, minorities and women, but no single group came out strongly in favor.

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Politico
7/16/2019

The Hawaii Senate has passed a bill that confirms condo associations' power to pursue non-judicial foreclosures on unit owners who fail to keep up with maintenance fees, but the bill is facing a veto threat by the governor. If the bill is struck down, delinquent homeowners who were foreclosed on could sue their condo associations for millions of dollars or more in damages for conducting non-judicial foreclosures.

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Honolulu Civil Beat
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