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Donors Seek to Give on a More Personal Level

Donors are giving more on crowd-funding platforms and nonprofits should pay more attention to this trend, reports the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Earlier this summer, as my colleagues and I reported on the $471.4 billion that “Giving USA” estimates was donated in 2020, one question kept nagging at me: What was missing from that eye-popping number?

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Simultaneous Disasters Get Nonprofit Response

According to the Nonprofit Times, nonprofits have responded to several simultaneous disasters.

August 2021 may go down as one of the busiest periods for disaster response charities. Within the span of barely two weeks, charities deployed across the globe following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, U.S. military operations ending in Afghanistan, and Hurricane Ida pummeling Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in recent days.

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August 2021 may go down as one of the busiest periods for disaster response charities. Within the span of barely two weeks, charities deployed across the globe following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, U.S. military operations ending in Afghanistan, and Hurricane Ida pummeling Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in recent days.

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Technology Slows Aid Distribution

Chicago’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is slow to distribute funds, technology may be the reason, reports the Intercept. 

In March 2021, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot awarded a $600,000 contract to Unqork, a New York-based cloud computing and software company. The expectation was for Unqork to manage the IT behind the Emergency Rental Assistance program, or ERAP, a coronavirus-era initiative that provides up to 15 months of rental and utility assistance to renters and landlords

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