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Flint Grants Help with Census

Several Flint area nonprofits have received grants from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to help them prepare for the 2020 census, reports NBC 25.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) is investing in nonprofit organizations working to ensure an accurate count in the 2020 census.

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New App Connects Nonprofits and Volunteers

According to the Center for Digital Education, a group of University of Michigan students have created an app that connects volunteers with nonprofits that need their help.

It often takes a pack of volunteers to help a community become more sustainable and resilient, and that’s what the BackPac app is aiming to do.

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Using Technology to Drive Donations

With the change in tax policy that reduced the tax advantages of donating to charities, many charities have had to leverage technology to keep the donations flowing, reports Smarter CX. 

In 2018, shifting tax policies and a stock market setback combined to stanch the lifeblood of the vast majority of nonprofit organizations: Charity giving declined 1.7% from year-earlier levels (accounting for inflation), according to GivingUSA.

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Protecting Sensitive Data

Nonprofits need to understand how laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation affects how they collect, store and use data, reports Biz Tech Magazine. 

With more businesses collecting and analyzing customer data, there have been increased calls for regulation and privacy. And organizations around the world have risen to the challenge, drastically altering their systems to properly protect their customers’ personal information and comply with new laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Using Alexa to Do Good

According to Forbes, Alexa can be used to make donations to your favorite nonprofit. 

Did you know you can ask Alexa to make a donation to your favorite nonprofit?

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Turning Jail into Housing

A nonprofit in Oregon wants to turn an unused jail facility into facility for those experiencing homelessness, reports OPB News.

An Oregon Coast-based nonprofit is kicking off its fundraising campaign Saturday to turn North Portland’s never-used Wapato Jail into Bybee Lakes Hope Center, a mixed-use facility for people experiencing homelessness.

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Nonprofit Domain in Trouble

The domain “.org” is safe for the time being, reports WBUR.

The nonprofit that manages internet domain names ending in ".org" has hit pause on a controversial decision to sell itself to the private equity fund Ethos Capital for about $1 billion.

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Nonprofit Tech for 2020

According to Biz Tech, there are several ways that technology will have a positive impact on nonprofits in the coming year. 

Nonprofits have a lot on their plates. Charitable giving took a hit last year, declining for the first time since the Great Recession, forcing organizations to do more with less. But technology can often help nonprofits make ends meet, bridging the gap between the resources available and the goals they’re trying to achieve for their causes.

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Using Virtual Reality to Expand Horizons

Virtual reality device is letting patients have experiences beyond their rooms, reports The Grand Rapids Business Journal. 

A hospice nonprofit has begun using a virtual reality device to give patients with limited mobility greater access to experiences beyond the confines of their rooms.. 

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How Organizations Can Leverage Room to Read’s Strategies to Grow Your Own Revenue

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by helping children in low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls to build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions. We collaborate with governments and other partner organizations to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. Room to Read has benefitted more than 16.8 million children across 16 countries and 37,000 communities and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025

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