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June 23, 2017
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Starbucks, nonprofits partner to find jobs for 2,500 refugees in Europe
Starbucks will team with International Rescue and other groups to identify and hire 2,500 refugees to work at its coffee shops in eight European cities over the next five years, the company said Tuesday. The move is part of a larger global plan to provide jobs for 10,000 refugees by 2022.
The Seattle Times (tiered subscription model) (6/20) 
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What do nonprofits in the nation's most charitable cities have in common?
The nonprofits in the most charitable cities in the US tend to have several things in common: They spend about 80% of their funding on community programming, don't skimp on overhead funding and budget strategically to avoid relying on grants. The report from Charity Navigator looked at nonprofits with at least $1 million in revenue that are at least seven years old.
Fast Company online (6/22) 
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Can Bezos bring Amazon-level disruption to philanthropy?
Nonprofit leaders are wondering whether Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will bring the same level of disruption to the philanthropic sector as he did to e-commerce. Bezos' recent request on Twitter for philanthropy ideas drew more than 42,000 responses and marks a shift away from traditional philanthropy that could use crowdsourcing to generate ideas.
Bloomberg (6/22) 
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Girl Scouts to train next generation of cybersecurity experts
The Girl Scouts and Palo Alto Networks are preparing to debut a new program aimed at arming young girls with the skills necessary to become experts in cybersecurity. As many as 1.8 million Girl Scouts nationwide will have the option to earn up to 18 different cybersecurity badges beginning in 2018.
HuffPost/Reuters (6/22) 
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Boards in Action
Susan G. Komen Arizona to close its doors in July
Susan G. Komen Arizona will shutter its operations next month, citing declining event participation and falling donation rates. Executive Director Christina Mencuccini said only 7,500 people participated in the nonprofit's 2016 Race for the Cure, down from about 30,000 in previous years, and part of the problem is increased competition with other organizations that hold 5K races.
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model) (6/21) 
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Strategic Leadership
What makes for a good story?
A good story can inspire and illustrate in just a few words or examples, writes David Grossman, who offers a short table of what defines good storytelling.
LeaderCommunicator Blog (6/19) 
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Sector Analysis and Impact
Nonprofits usher in a new era of community service with AI apps
Tech nonprofits across the US are embracing artificial intelligence to drive social change. Organizations are developing apps that use machine learning, chatbots, natural-language processing, data mining and other AI technology.
Recode (6/22) 
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