July 12, 2014

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Color Guard at the NYC Pride March Will Be Boy Scouts

ScoutHow long will the BSA hold out on its regressive exclusionary policy excluding openly gay scout leaders? Parts of their operation are beginning to peel off, as is exemplified by the color guard for the 44th Annual NYC Pride March, scheduled for this coming Sunday, which will be made up of contingent of openly gay and allied Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, and volunteers.

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AG Holder Calls Boy Scout Policy “Relic of an Age of Prejudice”

BSACalling it a “relic of an age of prejudice,” Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against the Boy Scouts’ policy disallowing gays and lesbians from serving as Scout Leaders.

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Former Defense Sec. Bob Gates and the Boy Scouts: Do the Right Thing!

BobGates has decided he will not fight the battle on gay scout leaders at the BSA, but does he have a choice?

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Former Secretary of Defense Gates Confirmed as President of Boy Scouts—Now What?

GatesYesterday, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates was elected to the presidency of the Boy Scouts of America. The choice of Gates, who was approved by the board last October for the position, is significant in that in 2010, he supported the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the U.S. military.

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Harvey Milk Honored on U.S. Stamp

MilkA new postage stamp has been devoted to famed gay activist Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978.

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Scout Challenges Amazon: Funding Boy Scouts Violates Anti-Discrimination Policy

AmazonHow long will it take for the Boy Scouts to bring that other foot into this century? A 17-year-old pushes Amazon to recognize that the Boy Scouts, as an organization that discriminates against gays, does not deserve to be included in AmazonSmiles.

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Toolbank Opening in Phoenix

ToolsThe Phoenix Community Toolbank is opening its doors later this year. The nonprofit aims to make local nonprofits and charities more effective by giving them the right equipment.

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Boy Scouts Revoke Charter of Seattle Troop with Gay Leader

MemorialAfter the refusal of Rainier Beach United Methodist Church to abide by Scouting’s prohibition on gay troop leaders, the other shoe finally dropped. The church plans to keep the youth organization intact under a new name.

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Pension Fund for Artists Capitalized by Pooled Artwork

PensionThe capital investment behind the Artist Pension Fund isn’t stocks or bonds—it’s the artists’ own creations, to be eventually sold for the benefit of all the selected artists in one of nine investment pools.

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Heroes and Heroines: Detroit’s Local Nonprofits

LRWhile the city, state, foundations, and creditors negotiate the contours of the Detroit plan to escape municipal bankruptcy, it is important to remember the work that is going on to return Detroit’s neighborhoods to a semblance of livability. Making that happen are the nonprofit organizations that scrape together financial and human resources to get things done.

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20/20 Hindsight: A Cautionary Tale in Governance

CarMaking and then almost immediately changing a critical decision that has been extensively covered by the national press does not inspire confidence in World Vision’s governance. What can we learn?

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Openly Gay Scout Leader’s Dismissal Protested by Seattle’s Local Leaders

BSAA Washington State Boy Scout troop leader who was dismissed last month because he is gay has gained the support of local elected officials, including the entire political establishment of the City of Seattle.

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What Might One Massive Capital Campaign Do to Local Fundraising?

RockOn its website, the Knight Cancer Challenge writes, “Dr. Brian Druker (of the Oregon Health and Science University) proved it was possible to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed,” but can a challenge grant to OHSU of unprecedented size be given without harming the network of organizations in the area?

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Graham Crackers and Diversity: A Formula for Surviving and Thriving in Evolutionary Tension

CrackersHoney Maid Graham Crackers was recently faced with hate mail as a result of a marketing campaign that uses images of diversity. Did it bend to pressure? Did it crumble?

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Women, Gays Targets in Afghanistan and Uganda, and Around the World

WomenConditions for women and girls in Afghanistan and gays in Uganda are absolutely horrendous. The challenges for humanitarian aid providers are immense and complicated, but cannot and should not escape attention and action.

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A Twist on Stakeholder Revolts: OkCupid vs. Mozilla Results in Eich Resignation

MozillaThis story is a new twist on internet aided stakeholder revolts, a trend that NPQ has been covering for some time, in that here one for profit company – OKCupid – is making a statement of values and asking their customers who overlap with Mozilla’s to boycott them.

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World Vision U.S. Board Member Resigns over Gay Marriage Reversal

NewsThe decision last week by the U.S. branch of international charity World Vision to retract an employment policy change regarding employees in legal same-sex marriages led one member of the board to step down on Friday.

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OKCupid vs. Mozilla on Marriage Equality

EichAn interesting stakeholder revolt is occurring around Mozilla over its choice for CEO.

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World Vision Backs Off Same-Sex Marriage Stance

NewsTwo days after making the announcement, World Vision has reversed its policy regarding the suitability of employees in same-sex marriages in the face of a massive outcry from donors.

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Shove Over and Give Gen Y the Keys!

KeyAccording to Marlene Litt, nonprofit organizations that hesitate to hand over the keys to Gen Y may very well be jeopardizing their longevity.

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Loving Rev. Fred Phelps?

PhelpsPulpitUpon the passing of hatemonger and provocateur Fred Phelps, we ask: How is it proper to mark his death?

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How Journalists Cover Low-Wage Workers

low-wage-workersAs the nation slowly makes progress toward raising the federal minimum wage, isn’t it time that the press gave credit to the organizing and mobilizing efforts of those low-wage workers who have pressed the issue so that the White House and Congress might hear?

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Sunshine Week: Transparency for Government and Nonprofits

sunshineSunshine Week is an annual event among government agencies, the press, and independent watchdogs to promote transparency and openness. Unfortunately, at all levels of society from the federal government on down, transparency doesn’t look to be faring all that well.

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Lack of Gender Balance among US Media Commentators

commentatorsWomen as bylined op-ed or commentary writers in mainstream media are in short supply compared to their male counterparts on most topics, particularly the economy, global politics, national politics, education, health, and the environment. What is the balance between men and women as bylined commentators on nonprofits and foundations?

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Top 10 Tips for Inclusive Engagement

AbstractDeep, broad engagement with community members is fundamental to a successful community-planning project. Betsy Rosenbluth, formerly of the Orton Family Foundation, explains why it’s so vital and gives ten techniques to achieve that rapport.

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Gov. Brewer Vetoes Arizona Religious Discrimination Law

GovGovernor Brewer broke ranks with her conservative colleagues in the state legislature to veto their religious freedom law that would have permitted sincere belief to justify racial, ethnic, or gender discrimination.

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Holder to AGs: You Don’t Have to Defend Gay Marriage Bans

HolderComments made by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have raised issues and questions about the responsibility of state attorneys general to defend laws they may disagree with.

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Nonprofit Health Insurance CO-OPs Making Progress on the Exchanges

NewsAlthough attacked by conservatives and suffering from Congressional funding cutbacks, nonprofit health insurance co-operatives authorized under the Affordable Care Act appear to be making inroads into state markets and offering products to compete with the big insurance companies.

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Ugandan Tabloid Exposes 200 Alleged “Top Gays” following Anti-Gay Legislation

UgandaMany believe that the new anti-gay law in Uganda is an invitation to homophobic attacks, and one tabloid has weighed in by printing the names of 200 of the country’s “top gays.”

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Strong Reactions to Anti-Gay Ugandan Law Include Withdrawal of Aid

MusThe newly passed anti-gay law in Uganda will cost the country some relationships and some aid, but it will cost LGBT people and human rights activists their freedom.

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