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How Seattle Got Its (Arts) Groove Back

Bright Magazine

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Arts education programs in the United States are subjected to cutting for maintaining tight school budgets. Technology sectors in Seattle seek professionals who have been trained in problem solving skills and innovative idea generation. In response, Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Office ...

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How Nonprofits Can Use Data to Solve the World's Problems

Time

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Like their for-profit counterparts, charities are starting to embrace Big Data as a means to perform more efficiently and share that performance with potential donors. Data gathered is used both to measure successes and to highlight areas where program structure could be improved.

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Smarter Design for Skid Row

CityLab

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Mitigating homelessness on Los Angeles' infamous "Skid Row" comprises myriad obstacles. But a collaboration between city officials, a USC architecture class project, and the Skid Row Housing Trust has responded with a multi-pronged solution in "pod-style" housing units. They have composed a cost-...

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This Grantmaking Pyramid Strategy Ensures That Nonprofits Won't Topple

FastCompany

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Traditional models of non-profit funding - as well as antiquated perceptions that create public pressure to limit overhead spending in philanthropic initiatives - has created an unsustainable, impossible-to-scale system in which many organizations with otherwise great potential often drown. "Muc...

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Time, talent, treasure: What it looks like when they come together

Devex

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In Tanzania, Population Services International is leading a project using Human Centered Design to solve reproductive health issues with the support of a philanthropist who is not only funding the project but it is bringing her expertise to support the work. This new philanthropy model has been l...

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Teens With Criminal Records Are Beautifying Baltimore By Planting Flowers

Vice

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'Tha Flower Factory' is setting out to help provide employment, mentor kids, and restore hopefulness and beauty to the city of Baltimore. This project employs individuals to plant flowers and seeds, helping bring down criminal records and change the landscape at the same time.

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These Activists Were Fed Up With The Education System, So They Came Up With Their Own 

GOOD Magazine

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There are numerous problems with the education system, and the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy helps activists figure out how to tackle these issues. From racism to trauma survivors, these activists have started movements dedicated to helping improve conditions.

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Birthing Beautiful Communities: Organization working to change Cleveland's high premature death rate

WEWS-TV

Multi-Media / 3-5 Minutes

Black women in Cleveland have the highest prematurity rate in the country. Birthing Beautiful Communities program acknowledges the stress that this racial disparity creates for mothers, and provides support and education to help women carry their babies to term.

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Can a Philly community bail fund fix our criminal-justice system?

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

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Crowdfunding initiatives in Philadelphia offer an alternative to the cash bail process that disproportionately affects African Americans in problematic ways. “Community bail fund activists” raised almost $60,000 for Black Mama’s Bail-Out Day. Now, they are scaling the effort into a Philly Communi...

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Rohingya Women and Girls Fleeing Rape Find Solace in Safe Spaces

News Deeply

Multi-Media / Under 800 Words

Hundreds of thousands of women and girls have fled from Northern Myanmar's military ethnic cleansing to Bangladesh, often having suffered rape and gender violence. The United Nations Population Fund center is a place for women to talk about their trauma with counselors and relax with fellow refug...

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