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8/5/2020

A ransomware attack that affected Blackbaud from February to May may have exposed the personal information of donors at nonprofits and educational institutions around the world. Blackbaud says credit card information and social security numbers weren't exposed during the breach.

8/5/2020

Foundations can make a measurable difference for Black men and boys by learning how systemic racism affects their health and harms many in their communities, write Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant of Forward Promise and Dwayne Proctor of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The authors provide four other recommendations, including avoiding "false narratives" about Black men and boys that make them sound dangerous and unambitious.

8/5/2020

The board of the Seattle Children's Museum has hired a third-party investigator to review management of the museum's social media accounts, specifically the director's removal of "Black Lives Matter" on some posts due to concerns that donors may be offended. Nine employees who went on strike after a staff video call related to the incident have now been laid off, an action museum leadership says is unrelated to their actions. Board Chair Andrew Matthews said via email that "prospective loss of donors would never change our fundamental commitment to equity and social justice."

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8/5/2020

The Lighthouse Lodge Project, a nonprofit project of The American Tea Mistresses International in Nevada, will help formerly incarcerated women reenter society successfully. The organization runs a consignment shop and is working with a local college and businesses to arrange educational and employment opportunities for women.

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8/5/2020

The Trump administration has authorized the Justice Department to give 73 organizations that provide services for survivors of human trafficking more than $35 million in grants. Camillus House, Alternatives for Girls and the Jordan Community Resource Center are among the recipients.

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8/5/2020

The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation is embracing "impact philanthropy" and will use community outreach to better understand and address regional problems in western Massachusetts, says new Executive Director Paul Belsito. "This is a world built on relationships, and you have to understand people's perspectives and listen actively so you can help build on the foundation that's been laid," Belsito says.

8/5/2020

The International Labour Organization this week welcomed a decision from Tonga to ratify a convention aimed at protecting children from forced labor, sexual exploitation and armed conflict -- making the treaty the first in the agency's history to be ratified by all 187 member states. The ILO notes that although the number of child workers has decreased over the last two decades, progress could be undone by the pandemic.

8/5/2020

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced his condolences and offered UN support to the people of Lebanon after a massive explosion in the port city of Beirut left at least 135 people dead and thousands more injured. The UN Interim Force in Lebanon Maritime Task Force reports that its ship was damaged and several peacekeepers were wounded in the blast.

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8/5/2020

Pandemic-related school closures have affected 1 billion students around the world and increased the likelihood of around 23.8 million dropping out of school without completing their education, a UNESCO report warns. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging world leaders to reopen schools as soon as it is safe, prioritize funding for education as well as digital literacy and infrastructure, and develop initiatives to support at-risk students.

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8/5/2020

Rights activists in Peru are calling on leaders to create a national registry of missing persons, citing data from the country's Ministry of Women that 1,200 women and girls have been reported missing in the last four months. The United Nations has noted that pandemic-related lockdowns increase the risk of domestic violence and urged governments to take action against it.

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