Budget challenges are prompting a number of US museums to explore new admission pricing models in order to maximize revenue without limiting access. Philippe de Montebello, director of Acquavella Galleries in New York, says many museums in tourist areas follow the lead of major institutions.
One Acre Fund, a nonprofit that provides training to small African farms, attributes its successes over the past decade to its board. Managing Director Matthew Forti writes that by keeping the board to a maximum of six members and removing term limits, the nonprofit has built a board capable of offering strategic insight and governance support.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has issued an annual letter answering 10 "tough questions" about their strategy and responsibility as philanthropic leaders. The letter indicates that the foundation listens to the public and is aware of trends such as growing distrust for nonprofits and concerns about income inequality, writes Jena McGregor.
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YWCA Clark County in Washington state plans to launch the Women's Leadership Center, which will work to combat inequality in the workplace. Through a series of workshops, the nonprofit will train women on issues like asking for a pay increase.
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Employees respond better to an upbeat leader who puts them at ease, so make a concerted effort to acknowledge everyone, show concern for the challenges they face and offer to help where you can, writes Joel Garfinkle. "People are most likely to resonate with a leader who feels at their level but with the power to make their jobs easier and more successful," he writes.
The founder of nonprofit Food4Kids is seeking to provide funds to help students access school meals regardless of ability to pay. In December, the organization raised enough money to clear student meal debt at eight schools.
Africa-based Christian Charity of People in Distress has been named the 2018 winner of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize for its efforts improving drinking water and stopping cholera's spread in a village in the West African nation of Togo. Judges touted the nonprofit use of ecological toilets in place of pit latrines.
Christy Wise, an Air Force captain and pilot, had her right leg amputated above the knee after a speedboat ran her over while she was paddleboarding, but she is back in the cockpit and may be the only female Air Force pilot to have returned after a leg amputation. Wise and her twin sister, a general surgeon who volunteers in Haiti, founded One Leg Up on Life to help amputees in Haiti purchase or repair prostheses.
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