Corporate goals related to environmental, governance and social matters should be integrated from the earliest stages possible and should have expert guidance, asserts Hemant Taneja, co-founder of a new nonprofit called Responsible Innovation Labs. "We think about this as turning good intentions into practical action and rigorous standards," adds co-founder Jon Zieger.
Jeff Bezos' Earth Fund has distributed more than $3 billion in grants this year for climate and conservation-related causes, and is increasing that total by $443 million with its latest grant round. The round includes $130 million for 19 nonprofits working in the climate justice space and $261 million to conserve the world's land and oceans on an international scale.
Nonprofit 10,000 Degrees works with high-school students in Marin County, Calif., to help them cultivate critical skills and use the skills to help other students unlock pathways to college. "They get to work in a professional capacity under the lens of educational equity," spokesperson Megan Topping said.
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The Kalamazoo Literacy Council in Michigan and Western Michigan University have entered into a formal partnership to advance adult literacy after collaborating on related research and projects for a decade. "This agreement with WMU will help us to go even further in achieving our goal of making Kalamazoo County a fully literate community," said Michael Evans, the literacy council's executive director.
Get better at deadlines by breaking big tasks into smaller ones, tracking your progress, finding accountability partners and figuring out how to reduce distractions, writes Tamal Das. "As you continue to achieve all the small milestones one after another, reaching the big objective won't be difficult," Das writes.
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Hybrid events in the nonprofit sector have grown three-fold since 2020, and 50% of organizations are planning events with in-person and virtual components next year, according to a OneCause survey of 1,954 nonprofit professionals. Donor fatigue and waning engagement were two top challenges identified by respondents.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a $125 million gift from Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang for the renovation of the museum's Modern Wing. The project includes adding 80,000 square feet of space to the wing, a portion of which will be named after the couple.
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