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October 22, 2018
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Taube Foundation pledges $2M to Holocaust education at WWII Museum
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Taube Foundation pledges $2M to Holocaust education at WWII Museum
The National World War II Museum has received $2 million from the Taube Foundation to expand its programming surrounding the Holocaust. "The gift from Taube Philanthropies makes it possible for the Museum to expand its teachings about the atrocities of the Holocaust and why we should all stand together against genocide," says WWII Museum President and CEO Stephen Watson.
The Associated Press (10/21) 
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How multigenerational family foundations can work together
Family foundations can overcome turmoil caused by the different viewpoints of multiple generations by listening to each others' "why" and by being open to new ideas, says Claire Costello of the US Trust. National Center for Family Philanthropy President Virginia Esposito adds that many families have the same values and support the same causes, but have different ideas regarding strategy.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/21) 
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Inside the delicate goal-setting balance at limited-life foundations
Limited-life foundations with specific end dates for their operations must be clear about setting goals, which can be difficult due to market fluctuations, uncertain investments, regulatory changes and emerging societal issues, writes Hazel Sheffield. Exploring the strategies of Atlantic Philanthropies and the Beldon Fund, Sheffield notes that it's also important for such foundations to make mistakes and track their progress so future organizations can learn from their experience.
Institutional Investor (10/2018) 
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The Ultimate #GivingTuesday Checklist
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Boards in Action
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation prepares for significant transition
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation confirmed that it has entered the final stage of its sunsetting plan and will continue to direct funds to Blue Meridian Partners, a 501(c)(3) that will carry on the nonprofit's mission of uplifting disadvantaged youth. Blue Meridian Partners plans to use a highly selective grant-making process to provide organizations such as Year Up and Upstream USA with up to $200 million in grants.
Nonprofit Quarterly (10/19) 
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Strategic Leadership
How to help employees prioritize what matters
Employees who are eager to please often take on too much work, which is all the more reason for CEOs and other leaders to establish clear goals for their teams, writes Joel Trammell, CEO of Black Box Network Services. "Once an employee truly understands the mission and strategy, he or she has a powerful sorting tool for incoming requests," he writes.
The Khorus Blog (10/18) 
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Sector Analysis and Impact
Hurricane Michael recovery is a collaborative effort
Numerous nonprofits, including the Salvation Army and Elder Care Services, worked together to provide critical relief after Hurricane Michael, write Kelly Otte and Alyce Lee Stansbury. They note the "significant interdependence of all three sectors -- government, business and charitable -- to provide life-saving services" and detail assistance efforts, such as providing shelters, preparing meals and monitoring the environment.
Tallahassee Democrat (Fla.) (tiered subscription model) (10/20) 
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Nonprofit Leaders in the News
Q&A: Urban Teachers is developing diverse educators
Urban Teachers is working to increase the quality and number of educators serving urban communities such as Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Dallas, says CEO Peter Shulman. "Our mission is to combat racial and socioeconomic inequality by preparing culturally competent career teachers who improve the educational and life outcomes of underserved public school students," he says.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (10/19) 
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