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10/15/2021

Economic uncertainty can have a negative effect on charitable contributions, but nonprofits shouldn't shy away from donor engagement ahead of GivingTuesday on Nov. 30 and other giving moments, says GivingTuesdayData Commons Chief Data Officer Woodrow Rosenbaum. Donors are still willing to give, and nonprofits can't effectively raise money or retain donors if they don't make an effort, Rosenbaum says.

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10/15/2021

Girls Inc. is committed to advancing gender equality by creating opportunities for women and girls, but that can be challenging when trying to mobilize support from individual donors and foundations, President and CEO Stephanie Hull says in this episode of the Giving Done Right podcast. Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette of The Center for Effective Philanthropy chat with Hull about how Girls Inc. engages donors and foundations, with a focus on the importance of unrestricted funding.

10/15/2021

The Pinellas Community Foundation has joined the fundraising campaign launched by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum to raise $27 million to build a new museum in St. Petersburg, Fla. The 30,000-square-foot museum aims to showcase the culture and history of the African American community.

10/15/2021

The United States was among 18 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, reversing former President Donald Trump's 2018 withdrawal from the organization. The US, along with Argentina, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Finland, Gambia, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Paraguay, Qatar, Somalia and the United Arab Emirates, will begin a 3-year term starting January 1, 2022.

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10/15/2021

Humanitarian agencies working in Yemen are providing assistance to nearly 13 million people, but budget shortfalls and growing need amid the country's economic collapse mean aid could be reduced in the coming weeks or months, says Ramesh Rajasingham, acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator. Violence in the country is escalating, and the only road to recovery for Yemen is through a negotiated political settlement, says UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg.

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10/15/2021

Only 14.2% of COVID-19 cases in Africa are detected because testing is largely limited to people displaying symptoms of the virus, a World Health Organization study says. The agency is introducing a program that will provide health officials in Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Republic of the Congo, Senegal and Zambia with funding to actively test local communities in an effort to slow the disease's spread.

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10/15/2021

The economic impacts of the ongoing pandemic have disproportionately affected marginalized female communities including women and girls with disabilities, Indigenous women and girls and older and widowed women, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed reports. The pandemic has also driven a rise in gender inequality, female genital mutilation, domestic violence, early marriage and sexual abuse, Mohammed notes.

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10/15/2021

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is pressing officials with the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Maritime Organization to increase their commitments to reducing harmful emissions, noting that the organizations' current goals are in line with a global temperature increase of over 3 C. "Transport, which accounts for more than one quarter of global greenhouse gases, is key to getting on track," Guterres says.

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10/15/2021

Authorities in Lebanon have declared a day of mourning in the wake of deadly violence that broke out Thursday during a protest calling for the judge leading the probe into last year's port explosion in Beirut to be removed. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced alarm over the violence, which left seven dead and dozens injured, and is calling on all parties to exercise restraint while reiterating the importance of a thorough, impartial investigation into the August 2020 port blast.

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10/14/2021

Ms. Foundation for Women is awarding $4 million in grants to social justice-focused organizations, particularly those led by women and girls of color. The grant program is designed to make it easier for people of color to find sources of grant funding that specifically want to give to them, CEO Teresa Younger says.

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