Policy & Advocacy
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2/22/2018

Organizers of a Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate in October have chosen "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek to moderate the event. "Although candidates won't answer in the form of questions, they will share their perspectives on job creation, fiscal policy, reasonable regulatory oversight and more!" according to the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry website.

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2/22/2018

"Black Panther" has already shattered box office records, pulling in an estimated $235 million in its opening weekend, but it's the way women are depicted in the historic superhero film that is laying the groundwork for a major shift in the industry, Anika Reed writes. Director Ryan Coogler and co-writer Joe Robert Cole's commitment to gender equality -- spanning body type, age and political ideology -- and their commentary on oppression in all its forms, was impressive says University of Pennsylvania professor Salamishah Tillet.

2/22/2018

Former first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to share her admiration for "Black Panther." "Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories," Obama tweeted.

2/22/2018

Nonprofits are not immune to instances of sexual misconduct and the mishandling of reports, writes BoardSource CEO Anne Wallestad. Passive commitment is not enough, and boards should instead examine their organization's culture and make any necessary changes. In this piece, Wallestad recommends several questions every board should be asking.

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Nonprofit Quarterly
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2/22/2018

Fast Company has named the Ford Foundation at the top of its listing of the most innovative nonprofits, touting the use of its $12 billion endowment to advance social issues. Color of Change, GrantAdvisor, GiveDirectly and the MacArthur Foundation round out of the top five.

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Fast Company online
2/22/2018

David Rockefeller is planning on selling hundreds of artworks, including pieces from Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, with the potential to generate more than $500 million for charity. About 30 works will be donated to the Museum Of Modern Art‎, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

2/22/2018

Elon Musk has decided to leave his position on OpenAI's board but will continue to serve in an advisory capacity and support the nonprofit as a donor, OpenAI announced. "As Tesla continues to become more focused on AI, this will eliminate a potential future conflict for Elon," the nonprofit said.

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2/22/2018

GameChanger Charity, a nonprofit that uses video games to help sick children, is rolling out a new venture called ZOTT, which will focus on getting video games into hospitals. The nonprofit has raised $18 million in the last two months.

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2/22/2018

CBS plans to host a kickoff event next month for a new initiative named "Eye Speak," which will aim to empower women employees and influence how the network portrays women in its programming. The kickoff event will be a panel event featuring Maria Bello of "NCIS," as well as other actors on CBS shows.

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Variety
2/22/2018

Jewelry brand David Yurman will join Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis as executive producers of an upcoming documentary about gender bias in the entertainment industry. "When we look at how this documentary will add to the discussion about gender inequality, we hope one of the key takeaways is that a solution is only possible if both women and men in this industry work together to create change," Davis said. The film has a working title of "Gender in Hollywood" and will feature Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Zoe Saldana, Judd Apatow, Yara Shahidi, Paul Feig, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lena Dunham, Jessica Chastain, Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson and Alan Alda.