CHARITABLE GIVING | Many of us have helped the US and our own local economy in the last couple of days by shopping during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now its time to help support our communities by giving to nonprofits on Giving Tuesday. (Vox, 11/26)
There’s another way Giving Tuesday matters — it’s a day when people are talking and thinking about giving back. Rachel Hutchinson, the senior vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, told me that coverage of Giving Tuesday suffered from “an overfocus on the dollars,” when money is far from the most important thing.
“What really matters here,” she said, “is people engaging with causes and causes they care about.”
– A recent conference brought together nonprofit experts to understand why nonprofit governance is still struggling with diversity, inclusion, and equity. Here’s a recap. (NPQ, 11/20)
WORKFORCE | Maryland has been operating medical marijuana dispensaries for almost year. It is expected to hit $100 million in revenues this year. (WAMU, 11/26)
TRANSGENDER RIGHTS | Opinion: Three False Ideas That Anchor Anti-Trans Attacks (Truthout, 10/29)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan has created an “emergency” commission to redraw the boundaries of a congressional district that has been deemed gerrymandered. (WBJ, 11/26)
Can you guess what year this photo was taken?