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Nonprofit news from around the web: Nov. 26 – 30, 2018

Written on Nov 28, 2018

In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting nonprofit news items from around the web.

Opinion: Give everyone the same tax incentive to donate
If we want to change the patterns of philanthropy in the United States and abroad, we need to think bigger. We need to appeal not just to the instincts of donors but also to the norms and policies that shape philanthropy.

The upside of conflict
Too many organizations ignore or avoid addressing internal conflict. A healthy perspective on disagreement can increase resilience and spur needed innovation.

The impact of giving: Why you need nonprofits and why they need you
Research shows making charitable contributions predicts greater happiness than spending money on oneself. Even beyond the immediate increase in happiness, a study found “older people who are generous tend to have better health,” and “spending money on others can be as effective at lowering blood pressure as medication or exercise.”

How the fast forward accelerator is helping others change the world through tech
Shannon Farley is co-founder of an accelerator providing investment, space, and guidance to help scale early-stage tech nonprofits. Tech nonprofit entrepreneurs live at the intersection of the startup and social good sectors, structuring their organizations as 501c3 nonprofits to focus 100% on impact rather than creating a return for investors.

Tech Corner – Why Passwords Might (Finally) Go Away
Passwords are still the main method for protecting online accounts. Now, a series of regulations and open standards provide hope that we can finally ditch them.