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WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 13-19, 2014)

Monday, January 20th, 2014

ABOUT NONPROFIT NEWS & COMMENT
Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

The nonprofit sector — the universe of associations, civil society, philanthropy, and voluntary action — is the most rapidly growing and changing organizational domain in the world.

Once considered an adjunct of government, over the past half century nonprofits have taken on many of the tasks of government and play key roles in the process of public governance, not only as sources of policy and vehicles for advocacy and political mobilization, but also as providers of a wide range of public services.

Because nonprofits operate in virtually every industry and in many jurisdictions — global, national, state, and local –, it is extraordinarily difficult to track significant the emerging issues and trends that affect them. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that press coverage of nonprofits is fragmentary and often shallow and because scholarship is highly specialized and balkanized.

Through weekly global surveys of major newspapers, periodicals, broadcast media, and on-line news sources, this blog brings to readers’ attention important stories and will, through commentaries, link those news accounts to pertinent scholarship in order to offer in-depth understanding of important emerging issues and trends. The blog will also take note of scholarly books and articles of potential significance to practitioners, policy makers, and other thoughtful readers.

Using Nonprofit News & Comment

Blog entries appear as “Weekly News Summaries” — compilations of news article headlines. Each entry includes a link to the original source and the full text of the story. Because of the on-going monetization of on-line newspapers and other media, full texts may not be available for all stories.

Stories relating to the United States are organized topically by type of organization or activity. International stories are organized by country and, in certain instances, by topic (such as “Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal” and “Sustainable Development”). All stories are archived by topic and date.

Contact Us

Comments or questions about Nonprofit News & Comment should be directed to Peter Dobkin Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 13-19, 2014)

Monday, January 20th, 2014

INTERNATIONAL

CATHOLIC SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

Diocese of Stockton to File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Filing Will Allow Diocese to Address Growing Liabilities Stemming From Allegations of Sexual Abuse.” By Stephanie Gleason and Alejandro Lazo. Wall Street Journal. January 14, 2014.

Chicago Archdiocese Releases Documents Tied to Child Sex Abuse by Priests; Roughly 6,000 Pages Released to Lawyers Representing Victims; Documents Could Be Made Public Next Week.” By Ben Kesling and Tamara Audi. Wall Street Journal. January 15, 2014.
Related stories:
Illinois: Diocese Releases Papers on Abuse by Priests.” New York Times. January 16, 2014.
Chicago clergy sex abuse data set for release.” Boston Globe/Associated Press.” Boston Globe. January 16, 2014.

UN panel confronts Vatican on child sex abuse by clergy.” BBC News. January 16, 2014.

384 Priests Defrocked Over Abuse in 2 Years.” By Laurie Goodstein. New York Times. January 18, 2014.
Related stories:
Shocking figures reveal Pope Benedict defrocked child-molesting priests at a rate of more than one every two days during his last years of office.” Independent (UK). January 18, 2014.
Pope Benedict Defrocked 400 Priests For Child Sex Abuse In Just 2 Years, Reveal Documents.” Huffington Post. January 18, 2014.
Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years.” BBC News. January 18, 2014.
Vatican accused of lack of transparency over 384 priests defrocked for assaulting children; Critics claim circumstances of the revelations could be ‘damage control’.” By Chris Stevenson. Independent. January 18, 2014.
Report: Former Pope Benedict Defrocked Hundreds Of Abusive Priests.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. January 18, 2014.
Pope Benedict defrocked 400 priests.” MSNBC. January 19, 2014.

UK

Revealed: How gangs used the Freemasons to corrupt police; Gangsters able to recruit police officers through secret society, says investigation for Scotland Yard.” By Tom Harper. Independent. January 13, 2014.

Revealed: taxpayer-funded academies paying millions to private firms; Calls for Department for Education scrutiny over firms linked to directors paid millions for consultancy and other services.” By Rajeev Syal. Guardian. January 13, 2014.

Diary of a young co-operative startup; To introduce our new monthly series, Rhiannon Colvin, a recent graduate and social entrepreneur, shares her journey so far and explains why she decided to start a co-op social enterprise.” By Rhiannon Colvin. Guardian. January 13, 2014.

Lobbying bill: five key points; As the lobbying bill reaches the report stage in the House of Lords, Asheem Singh explains why Acevo believes there is still a long way to go and what it means for the voluntary sector.” By Asheem Singh. Guardian. January 13, 2014.
Related story:
Peers bid to exempt charities from lobby bill; Former lord chancellor leads efforts to add amendment to bill that would impose funding limits on political campaigning.” Guardian. January 13, 2014.
The lobbying bill is no ‘gagging law’. Caroline Lucas is misguided; Lib Dems have won amendments in the Commons and, as the bill enters the Lords, we want to safeguard charity campaigning.” Guardian. January 14, 2014.

Why are charitable resources not targeted where they are most needed? A Centre for Social Justice study shows charities concentrated in prosperous areas, with ‘voluntary cold spots’ in deprived regions.” By John Mohan. Guardian.
January 15, 2014.

How to keep your Christmas charity volunteers throughout the new year; The volunteer engagement manager at Macmillan explains that charities need to provide ongoing support and engagement to keep their Christmas volunteers.” By Ruth Leonard. Guardian. January 15, 2014.

Paul Streets: ‘Charities will be left to fill the void’; The Lloyds Bank Foundation chief executive says only long-term investment can help local charities fill the funding gap.” By David Brindle. Guardian. January 15, 2014.

Weekly roundup: Social Enterprise Network: 17 January 2014; The latest weekly news, analysis and advice from the sector, including updates from the second day of Strasbourg’s ‘Have Your Say’ conference.” By Charlotte Seager. Guardian. January 17, 2014.

Weekly roundup: Voluntary Sector Network 17 January 2014; Welcome to this weeks wrap-up of sector news, reader reactions to the lobbying bill, social media snippets and popular articles.” By Aimee Meade. Guardian. January 17, 2014.

How to fundraise in January: from marathons to spring cleans; The director of fundraising at the NSPCC on how to fundraise in the new year, whether it be encouraging your donors to take new challenges or donate unwanted Christmas presents.” By Paul Farthing. Guardian. January 17, 2014.

The untapped potential of buying social; As demand for ethical products grows, consumers are also keener to support social change through their purchases.” By Cecilia Crossley. Guardian. January 17, 2014.

Scottish government report links welfare reform to food bank growth; As the UK government report review of food aid gathers dust, an official study in Scotland is unambiguous about why more people have become reliant on food parcels.” By Patrick Butler. Guardian. January 17, 2014.

Exclusive: A call of duty – 25 leading charities urge PM to open Britain’s door to its share of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees; As the plight of its displaced civilians grows more desperate still, the organisations call on David Cameron to ‘transform the lives’ of those most affected by the civil war.” By Jamie Merrill and Andrew Grice. Independent. January 18, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 6-12, 2014)

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

ABOUT NONPROFIT NEWS & COMMENT
Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

The nonprofit sector — the universe of associations, civil society, philanthropy, and voluntary action — is the most rapidly growing and changing organizational domain in the world.

Once considered an adjunct of government, over the past half century nonprofits have taken on many of the tasks of government and play key roles in the process of public governance, not only as sources of policy and vehicles for advocacy and political mobilization, but also as providers of a wide range of public services.

Because nonprofits operate in virtually every industry and in many jurisdictions — global, national, state, and local –, it is extraordinarily difficult to track significant the emerging issues and trends that affect them. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that press coverage of nonprofits is fragmentary and often shallow and because scholarship is highly specialized and balkanized.

Through weekly global surveys of major newspapers, periodicals, broadcast media, and on-line news sources, this blog brings to readers’ attention important stories and will, through commentaries, link those news accounts to pertinent scholarship in order to offer in-depth understanding of important emerging issues and trends. The blog will also take note of scholarly books and articles of potential significance to practitioners, policy makers, and other thoughtful readers.

Using Nonprofit News & Comment

Blog entries appear as “Weekly News Summaries” — compilations of news article headlines. Each entry includes a link to the original source and the full text of the story. Because of the on-going monetization of on-line newspapers and other media, full texts may not be available for all stories.

Stories relating to the United States are organized topically by type of organization or activity. International stories are organized by country and, in certain instances, by topic (such as “Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal” and “Sustainable Development”). All stories are archived by topic and date.

Contact Us

Comments or questions about Nonprofit News & Comment should be directed to Peter Dobkin Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 6-12, 2014)

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

RECREATION & LEISURE

National Park Proves a Hard Gift to Give.” By Katherine Q. Seelye. New York Times. January 10, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014)

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

ABOUT NONPROFIT NEWS & COMMENT
Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

The nonprofit sector — the universe of associations, civil society, philanthropy, and voluntary action — is the most rapidly growing and changing organizational domain in the world.

Once considered an adjunct of government, over the past half century nonprofits have taken on many of the tasks of government and play key roles in the process of public governance, not only as sources of policy and vehicles for advocacy and political mobilization, but also as providers of a wide range of public services.

Because nonprofits operate in virtually every industry and in many jurisdictions — global, national, state, and local –, it is extraordinarily difficult to track significant the emerging issues and trends that affect them. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that press coverage of nonprofits is fragmentary and often shallow and because scholarship is highly specialized and balkanized.

Through weekly global surveys of major newspapers, periodicals, broadcast media, and on-line news sources, this blog brings to readers’ attention important stories and will, through commentaries, link those news accounts to pertinent scholarship in order to offer in-depth understanding of important emerging issues and trends. The blog will also take note of scholarly books and articles of potential significance to practitioners, policy makers, and other thoughtful readers.

Using Nonprofit News & Comment

Blog entries appear as “Weekly News Summaries” — compilations of news article headlines. Each entry includes a link to the original source and the full text of the story. Because of the on-going monetization of on-line newspapers and other media, full texts may not be available for all stories.

Stories relating to the United States are organized topically by type of organization or activity. International stories are organized by country and, in certain instances, by topic (such as “Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal” and “Sustainable Development”). All stories are archived by topic and date.

Contact Us

Comments or questions about Nonprofit News & Comment should be directed to Peter Dobkin Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014)

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

ADVOCACY & POLITICS

Faust Condemns Academic Group’s Boycott of Israeli Institutions.” By Matthew Q. Clarida and Amna H. Hashmi. Harvard Crimson. December 30, 2013.

Kochs still spending big against Obamacare.” By Joan McCarter. Daily Kos (dailykos.com). January 2, 2014.

Dark Money Groups Have Already Spent Way More Than You Think.” By Paul Blumenthal. Huffington Post. January 4, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 23-29, 2013)

Monday, December 30th, 2013

ABOUT NONPROFIT NEWS & COMMENT
Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

The nonprofit sector — the universe of associations, civil society, philanthropy, and voluntary action — is the most rapidly growing and changing organizational domain in the world.

Once considered an adjunct of government, over the past half century nonprofits have taken on many of the tasks of government and play key roles in the process of public governance, not only as sources of policy and vehicles for advocacy and political mobilization, but also as providers of a wide range of public services.

Because nonprofits operate in virtually every industry and in many jurisdictions — global, national, state, and local –, it is extraordinarily difficult to track significant the emerging issues and trends that affect them. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that press coverage of nonprofits is fragmentary and often shallow and because scholarship is highly specialized and balkanized.

Through weekly global surveys of major newspapers, periodicals, broadcast media, and on-line news sources, this blog brings to readers’ attention important stories and will, through commentaries, link those news accounts to pertinent scholarship in order to offer in-depth understanding of important emerging issues and trends. The blog will also take note of scholarly books and articles of potential significance to practitioners, policy makers, and other thoughtful readers.

Using Nonprofit News & Comment

Blog entries appear as “Weekly News Summaries” — compilations of news article headlines. Each entry includes a link to the original source and the full text of the story. Because of the on-going monetization of on-line newspapers and other media, full texts may not be available for all stories.

Stories relating to the United States are organized topically by type of organization or activity. International stories are organized by country and, in certain instances, by topic (such as “Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal” and “Sustainable Development”). All stories are archived by topic and date.

Contact Us

Comments or questions about Nonprofit News & Comment should be directed to Peter Dobkin Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 16-22, 2013)

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

ABOUT NONPROFIT NEWS & COMMENT
Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

The nonprofit sector — the universe of associations, civil society, philanthropy, and voluntary action — is the most rapidly growing and changing organizational domain in the world.

Once considered an adjunct of government, over the past half century nonprofits have taken on many of the tasks of government and play key roles in the process of public governance, not only as sources of policy and vehicles for advocacy and political mobilization, but also as providers of a wide range of public services.

Because nonprofits operate in virtually every industry and in many jurisdictions — global, national, state, and local –, it is extraordinarily difficult to track significant the emerging issues and trends that affect them. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that press coverage of nonprofits is fragmentary and often shallow and because scholarship is highly specialized and balkanized.

Through weekly global surveys of major newspapers, periodicals, broadcast media, and on-line news sources, this blog brings to readers’ attention important stories and will, through commentaries, link those news accounts to pertinent scholarship in order to offer in-depth understanding of important emerging issues and trends. The blog will also take note of scholarly books and articles of potential significance to practitioners, policy makers, and other thoughtful readers.

Using Nonprofit News & Comment

Blog entries appear as “Weekly News Summaries” — compilations of news article headlines. Each entry includes a link to the original source and the full text of the story. Because of the on-going monetization of on-line newspapers and other media, full texts may not be available for all stories.

Stories relating to the United States are organized topically by type of organization or activity. International stories are organized by country and, in certain instances, by topic (such as “Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal” and “Sustainable Development”). All stories are archived by topic and date.

Contact Us

Comments or questions about Nonprofit News & Comment should be directed to Peter Dobkin Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 9-15, 2013)

Monday, December 16th, 2013

ABOUT NONPROFIT NEWS & COMMENT
Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

The nonprofit sector — the universe of associations, civil society, philanthropy, and voluntary action — is the most rapidly growing and changing organizational domain in the world.

Once considered an adjunct of government, over the past half century nonprofits have taken on many of the tasks of government and play key roles in the process of public governance, not only as sources of policy and vehicles for advocacy and political mobilization, but also as providers of a wide range of public services.

Because nonprofits operate in virtually every industry and in many jurisdictions — global, national, state, and local –, it is extraordinarily difficult to track significant the emerging issues and trends that affect them. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that press coverage of nonprofits is fragmentary and often shallow and because scholarship is highly specialized and balkanized.

Through weekly global surveys of major newspapers, periodicals, broadcast media, and on-line news sources, this blog brings to readers’ attention important stories and will, through commentaries, link those news accounts to pertinent scholarship in order to offer in-depth understanding of important emerging issues and trends. The blog will also take note of scholarly books and articles of potential significance to practitioners, policy makers, and other thoughtful readers.

Using Nonprofit News & Comment

Blog entries appear as “Weekly News Summaries” — compilations of news article headlines. Each entry includes a link to the original source and the full text of the story. Because of the on-going monetization of on-line newspapers and other media, full texts may not be available for all stories.

Stories relating to the United States are organized topically by type of organization or activity. International stories are organized by country and, in certain instances, by topic (such as “Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal” and “Sustainable Development”). All stories are archived by topic and date.

Contact Us

Comments or questions about Nonprofit News & Comment should be directed to Peter Dobkin Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 2-8, 2013)

Monday, December 9th, 2013

ABOUT NONPROFIT NEWS & COMMENT
Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

The nonprofit sector — the universe of associations, civil society, philanthropy, and voluntary action — is the most rapidly growing and changing organizational domain in the world.

Once considered an adjunct of government, over the past half century nonprofits have taken on many of the tasks of government and play key roles in the process of public governance, not only as sources of policy and vehicles for advocacy and political mobilization, but also as providers of a wide range of public services.

Because nonprofits operate in virtually every industry and in many jurisdictions — global, national, state, and local –, it is extraordinarily difficult to track significant the emerging issues and trends that affect them. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that press coverage of nonprofits is fragmentary and often shallow and because scholarship is highly specialized and balkanized.

Through weekly global surveys of major newspapers, periodicals, broadcast media, and on-line news sources, this blog brings to readers’ attention important stories and will, through commentaries, link those news accounts to pertinent scholarship in order to offer in-depth understanding of important emerging issues and trends. The blog will also take note of scholarly books and articles of potential significance to practitioners, policy makers, and other thoughtful readers.

Using Nonprofit News & Comment

Blog entries appear as “Weekly News Summaries” — compilations of news article headlines. Each entry includes a link to the original source and the full text of the story. Because of the on-going monetization of on-line newspapers and other media, full texts may not be available for all stories.

Stories relating to the United States are organized topically by type of organization or activity. International stories are organized by country and, in certain instances, by topic (such as “Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal” and “Sustainable Development”). All stories are archived by topic and date.

Contact Us

Comments or questions about Nonprofit News & Comment should be directed to Peter Dobkin Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University.