Posts Categorized: Grantmaking

British Officials Fear Terrorists Hijacking Charities

November 13, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Director Duties, Grantmaking, News, Nonprofits

The Charity Commission, a British government watchdog for charities, is formally investigating 86 British aid organizations to determine whether their charitable funds have been hijacked by terrorists in Iraq and Syria to finance military operations. The Commission fears that extremists are smuggling from the aid groups when the groups are distributing donated cash and equipment …

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Off-the-Court Conflicts for the U.S.T.A.

As the U.S. Open got started this week, The New York Times was more interested in conflicts off the court than on it. An examination of the United States Tennis Association (U.S.T.A.), the 501(c)(6) national governing body for the sport of tennis, revealed that several of the organization’s current and recent board members have benefitted …

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Google.org Selects Google Glass Nonprofit Guinea Pigs

July 15, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Grantmaking, News, Nonprofits

Google.org, Google’s nonprofit arm, has chosen five nonprofits to test out new ways to use Google Glass, the Web-connected eyewear. The search attracted 1,300 submissions for how nonprofit organizations could uniquely use the new technology. A Google.org spokesperson explained that each applicant was assessed based on the passion, impact, and shear feasibility of their proposed …

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Google "Impact Challenge" Winners Announced

Google’s Impact Challenge sought to find the nonprofits with the most innovative ideas for making the Bay Area stronger. After 200,000 votes were cast in the 10 days after Google announced its 10 finalists, the four winners will each collect $500,000 from Google to expand or implement new projects. The winners are: Hack the Hood, …

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Help Google Select "Impact Challenge" Winners

May 27, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Grantmaking, News, Nonprofits

Google recently announced the top 10 finalists for its Google Impact Challenge. Through the challenge, Google hopes to find the nonprofits with “the most innovative ideas for making the Bay Area stronger.” The Impact Challenge finalists were chosen by a panel of community advisors including the Honorable Aida Alvarez, a former Clinton Administration official, Norman …

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Google Glass Grants for Nonprofits

April 25, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Grantmaking, News, Nonprofits

Does your nonprofit have a unique idea for how it would use Google Glass, the Web-connected eyewear? If so, Google is looking for you. The company is trying to figure out new ways for nonprofits to use the new technology. For inspiration, Google is sharing The World Wildlife Fund‘s uses of Google Glass. The organization has …

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