Tag: Nonprofit Organizations

The .Org Mirage

Are today’s high school students, the ones we call “digital natives,” able to separate fact from fiction? Not according to a survey we released last month in which 3,446 high school students across the country evaluated the trustworthiness of different websites. One such site was co2science.org, a climate-change skeptic group that claims to “disseminate factual […]

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Planning to Donate? Know What Your Dollar Buys

When we buy stuff, we want to know we’re getting the most for our money. So why don’t we demand the same thing with our charitable donations? If we can buy twice as much good for the same money — or three times as much, or a thousand — why don’t we? “There’s a very […]

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When a Disappointment Helped Lead to a Nobel Prize

When Michael Kremer looked at the data for a study underway in Kenya in the 1990s, he was taken aback. Mr. Kremer, a professor at Harvard, expected that the data would show how much better children in western Kenya did in school when they had textbooks. But the preliminary answer was: not at all. “I […]

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To Treat Chronic Ailments, Fix Diet First

On the kitchen counter in her Leimert Park apartment in Los Angeles, Diane Henry lays out her meals for the week. They’re frozen, in equal-sized containers: Florentine tart, noodles with carrots, oven-fried chicken with brown rice and carrots, and Moroccan chicken. She didn’t choose the menu, but she does get a few options. Generally she’s […]

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De Blasio to Developers: Donate to My Nonprofit. $125,000 Came.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Soon after a stop-work order had been lifted on a hotel and condominium project in Brooklyn Bridge Park, a developer got a phone call. It was Mayor Bill de Blasio, hitting up the developer for a donation to his […]

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A Fiji Junket, a Padlocked Office and a Pioneering Nonprofit’s Collapse

For 25 years, the Child Welfare Organizing Project, a group of mostly low-income black and Hispanic mothers in New York City whose children had been taken away from them, managed to turn their pain into policy. The nonprofit is credited with pushing for changes that helped to steer the precipitous drop in the number of […]

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A Lobbyist Gave $900,000 in Donations. Whose Money Is It?

Of all the billionaires, hedge fund managers and chief executives who have showered politicians in New York with money in the last five years, no one has given more often than David C. Rich. Since 2014, Mr. Rich has doled out more than 200 contributions totaling over $900,000. Last year alone, he gave away nearly […]

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An Ex-Convict Got a Construction Job, but Not Everyone Was Happy

After his second stint in prison — two years on possession of drugs with intent to sell — Andre Chesson needed a job. It had been around a decade since Mr. Chesson had blown an opportunity with Local 79, New York’s biggest laborers’ union. But his parole officer had a suggestion for how to get […]

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$3.6 Million in Pay for Head of Nonprofit Shelter Operator

The leader of the nation’s largest provider of migrant shelters for children was paid $3.6 million during the charity’s most recent tax year, even as the nonprofit organization came under intense scrutiny for its high compensation packages for executives and for its decision to accept children separated from their families by the Trump administration. Juan […]

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An Online Preschool Closes a Gap but Exposes Another

FOWLER, Calif. — David Cardenas, a mechanic and the mayor of Fowler, knows families in his town want high-quality and free daylong preschool. But options are thin. A government-subsidized program fills up fast and fits only a small fraction of the town’s 4-year-olds, he said. A private program that closed a decade ago was unaffordable […]

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The Law©?

No one owns the law, because the law belongs to everyone. It’s a principle that seems so obvious that most people wouldn’t give it a second thought. But that’s what is at issue in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, a case about whether the State of Georgia can assert copyright in its annotated state code. This week, […]

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