Goodness News – August 11, 2015

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Some exciting developments in the nonprofit sector this week, plus some room for self-reflection on racism and personal bias. Here’s this week’s news:

  • Most people are more biased than they realize against women, minorities, etc. NPR’s Code Switch blog digs deep into the meaning of implicit association tests, and what you can do if you have failed one (it’s ok – most of us do).
  • An intervention for youth who were detained at Riker’s Island, which was funded through a social impact bond from Goldman Sachs, was determined unsuccessful. Nonprofit Quarterly explores the lessons learned from this “experiment.”
  • 10 Semifinalists have been selected for the 2015 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. I’m excited to share that my employer, The New York Foundling is among them! Read more here.
  • The newly-formed Charity Defense Council has stepped up to the defense of the American Red Cross in response to a scathing report from NPR and ProPublica. The NonProfit Times calls this the CDC’s “first major front in the war on overhead.”
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