Chef Jose Andres' nonprofit World Central Kitchen has joined up with Nationals Philanthropies, the charitable arm of the Washington Nationals, to prepare and serve free meals at Nationals Park to thousands of residents who are struggling amid the pandemic. The partnership expects to supply 5,000 meals per day by the end of the week.
Fundraisers can and should continue to generate revenue for their organizations, and can accomplish this in a tough fundraising climate by clarifying needs and sharing them with funders and donors, writes author and former nonprofit leader Laurence Pagnoni. Don't be afraid to ask for gifts more frequently and think about how funding can be used to strengthen the organization in the long run, he writes.
Fidelity Charitable's donor-advised fund holders have already recommended more than $100 million in grants in response to the coronavirus. Fidelity has set a goal to distribute at least $200 million through its DAFs by May 5, which is Giving Tuesday Now.
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Chandra Briggman will succeed Carrie Roth as president and CEO of entrepreneurship nonprofit Activation Capital in Virginia on May 1. The organization has been restructuring its strategy for the past six years, and Briggman will be responsible for strategy and vision, says Board Chairman Michael Rao.
Naphtali Hoff wraps up his five-step guide to improved productivity by urging leaders to help their teams manage stress levels and to adapt their leadership approach to each person's preferred style, among other advice. "Leaders can also help by pitching in, offering people opportunities to delegate, accepting excellent even if imperfect work and giving people opportunity to vent and offer constructive feedback to improve processes and systems," he writes.
The Inspire Brands Foundation has created a $1 million fund to help fight childhood hunger during the pandemic. Inspire Brands, the parent of Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings, has selected the nonprofit Genyouth as the recipient of its first $100,000 grant.
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are in the process of forming a nonprofit that will be known as Archewell. "Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon," the couple say, adding that they will share additional details as the organization takes shape.
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