Policy & Advocacy
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8/15/2018

The average American gives 3% of their income to charity, but if they gave 6% the sector would receive an additional $291 billion annually, behavioral design nonprofit Ideas42 says. In a recent study, the firm uncovers several ways nonprofits can drive giving, such as using donation trackers on their websites.

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8/15/2018

Kevin Nesbitt has been named the new board chairman of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, among other board and leadership changes. "Leading Philadelphia's foremost African American cultural institution is an awesome responsibility," Nesbitt says.

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8/15/2018

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has donated more than $40 million to journalism-related causes since 2015, and unveiled a new $1 million donation to support teachers via DonorsChoose.org on Monday. "I've learned that a trustworthy press is the immune system of a democracy," he says.

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8/15/2018

The Army Reserve's Fit for Life program helps troops reach the Army's fitness standards with nutrition classes as well as exercise training. "They're helping us with everything -- we're getting food assessment, food training, how you can get your meal preps done, and how to shop smart," Spc. Victor Toledo said.

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8/15/2018

Wisconsin's Fort McCoy has been buzzing with activity this month as troops come in for Combat Support Training Exercise 86-18-02, Global Medic and Diamond Saber training as well as other combat training exercises. Officials say as many as 14,000 troops will complete exercises with the 86th Training Division before the end of August.

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8/15/2018

The Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) has made readiness a priority, Maj. Gen. Darrell Guthrie said. "We bring civil affairs, psychological operations and information operations capabilities that are critical to the Army Reserve's support to Army conventional forces and the joint warfighter," he said.

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8/15/2018

The Air Force Exercise Science Unit, based at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, recently took its Tier 2 physical fitness test prototype to Dover Air Force Base, Del., with over 20 active-duty, National Guard and Reserve airmen taking part. The unit tested the troops' abilities to carry out critical physical requirements for missions.

8/15/2018

An Army program at Food Hood, Texas, looks to provide troops with credentials and licensing certifications in various fields to help them find work after leaving the service. The Credentialing Assistance Program will give eligible active-duty, National Guard and Reserve troops up to $4,000 a year to use toward credentialing.

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8/14/2018

Girls in sixth through 12th grades have used their math and engineering skills to help build tiny houses at a Minnesota summer camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts. Camp directors say the activity helped the girls become more confident and may lead some to pursue careers related to science, technology, engineering and math.

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8/14/2018

Duluth, Ga., officials plan to seek feedback from every HOA on amending the city's stopping, standing and parking rules, as a uniform law would be too broad and wouldn't be beneficial to everyone.