04.18.13: US News Bits
The National 4-H Council receives a grant from Monsanto; the Foundation Center names a new senior fellow; GE Foundation launches community health program; Kraft celebrates National Volunteer Week, and more.
Nonprofit employment up in downturn
Nonprofit jobs, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all private workers in the U.S., grew nearly 1 percent in 2010, the third straight year of growth in the face of the economic downturn, when nonprofit jobs grew 5 percent, a new report says.
Nonprofits urged to improve advocacy
Nonprofit should look internally to boost their advocacy, while coalitions, funders and policymakers should adjust their positions on advocacy and lobbying, a new report says.
Nonprofit jobs grow in Michigan
The nonprofit sector has served as a rare engine of job growth in Michigan over the past 10 years, a role it has continued to play in the recent recession, a recent report says.
Nonprofits not satisfied on tech use
Nonprofits are doing a good job keeping up with technological change but still are not satisfied with their current level of information technology, a new survey says.
Nonprofits running on empty
Nonprofits and their employees are “stretched to the breaking point” by the troubled economy, and although adapting to the strain and digging deep to address rising demand for services, they need some relief to sustain their work, a new report says.
Crisis spurs $116 million in grants
As the recession rages on, U.S. foundations are stepping up, awarding grants to combat the mortgage crisis and provide needed food and shelter.
Effort aims to map global volunteering
To better understand and promote volunteerism worldwide, guidelines are set to be published this fall outlining how to measure the contributions of volunteers.