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February 7, 2019
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Final stage of MoMA's $400M renovation coming this year
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Final stage of MoMA's $400M renovation coming this year
The final stage of a $400 million remodeling project at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will result in a four-month closure and the reorganization of its exhibits to focus on a more diverse rendering of modern art. Also, the museum said on Tuesday that it has received a $200 million donation from David Rockefeller's estate.
Barron's (free content) (2/6),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/5) 
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Alphabet unit combats Ohio opioid addiction with new nonprofit
Alphabet's health care arm Verily has launched OneFifteen, a nonprofit in Dayton, Ohio, that will provide a wide range of services for people struggling with opioid addiction. The nonprofit will use standards of care from the American Society of Addiction Medicine and data to better understand causes of addiction, President and CEO Marti Taylor says.
Forbes (2/6) 
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Nonprofit duo plans grocery store in Dallas food desert
CitySquare and For Oak Cliff plan to launch a nonprofit supermarket in 2020 that will help residents in one Dallas neighborhood access low-cost fruits and vegetables. Food deserts are expanding, and the organizations have the resources to stop them, says the Rev. Gerald Britt Jr. of CitySquare.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Dallas/WFAA-TV (1/31) 
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation makes community development a priority
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation awarded $80 million in grants in 2018, directing the funds to community development, arts and culture, and other areas of importance to its Wisconsin community. "In any given year, you can see the activities and aspirations of the community reflected in those programs and investments, and each year builds on the legacy of all those who have given generously throughout the last century to bring those aspirations to life," says Ellen Gilligan, president and CEO.
BizTimes Milwaukee (2/6) 
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How is Your Nonprofit Accounting For its Mission?
This whitepaper will explore the benefits of true nonprofit accounting, and why organizations are turning to cloud financials to streamline operations and accelerate their mission. Download now!
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Boards in Action
Timms to become Lincoln Center president in May
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has named Henry Timms its new president, effective in May. Timms, who is credited with co-founding Giving Tuesday, will depart from his role of 92nd Street Y president and CEO to join the organization.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (2/6),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/6) 
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Strategic Leadership
Showing approval and respect brings out people's best
Employees who feel disrespected are less likely to be committed to the company or their leaders, writes Dan Rockwell. Giving approval and validation is a form of respect that motivates people to connect and do their best work.
Leadership Freak (2/5) 
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Sector Analysis and Impact
BitGive, Goodr among nonprofits using blockchain for good
BitGive Foundation and Goodr are two nonprofits using blockchain technology to benefit society, according to a list of 73 entities in Breaker Magazine. BitGive helps donors and nonprofits track how donations are used, and Goodr links extra food from restaurants and supermarkets to nonprofits in need.
Fast Company online (2/6),  Breaker Magazine (2/1) 
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Nonprofit Leaders in the News
Animal rights activists challenge Pope Francis to go vegan for charity
Animal rights activist Genesis Butler and Million Dollar Vegan are offering Pope Francis $1 million for a charity of his choosing if he gives up meat for Lent. "Not only does animal farming impact on the world's poorest, it contributes 14.5 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions," wrote 12-year-old Butler in an open letter.
New York Post (2/6) 
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BoardSource News and Notes
Board meeting-attendance reimbursement policies
The cost of attending board meetings should not create undue financial burden for any board member. At the same time, transferring the costs to your organization is not necessarily the best or easiest solution. Here are some options to consider when your board decides to adopt or revise a meeting-attendance reimbursement policy. Read now.
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Do your organizational values still hold true?
Do your organizational values still hold true?
Is it time for your organization to revisit its values? The experience can be illuminating and powerful, as BoardSource's CEO and board chair found when BoardSource engaged in the exercise. Last fall, they shared their thoughts on the process and the outcome on the BoardSource blog. Read now.
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