Why the Census is a Big Deal for Nonprofits

Article I, Section 2 mandates that there be a census taken every ten years to count everyone in each state. This is generally a low-drama process, but it's important because this count determines how the 435 districts of the House of Representatives are proportioned and how hundreds of billions of dollars of federal funds are allocated. The 2020 Census, though, is taking a high-drama turn and “shaping up to be a Read More

MacArthur $100-Million Grant Finalists Announced

In the summer of 2016, we reported on the launch of an exciting $100-Million Grant Contest by the respected MacArthur Foundation. “Big problems require bold solutions” is the theme of this search for a “single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem.” The pitch was for “proposals from any sector” with  no preferred “single field or problem,” the sole parameter being that the Read More