nonprofits http://kuow.org en Is Clicktivism Ruining Traditional Activism? http://kuow.org/post/clicktivism-ruining-traditional-activism <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with Slate writer Katy Waldman about the new trend in activism called clicktivism. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:18:59 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 36893 at http://kuow.org Is Clicktivism Ruining Traditional Activism? City Will Have To Help With $15 Minimum Wage, Says One Nonprofit http://kuow.org/post/city-will-have-help-15-minimum-wage-says-one-nonprofit <p>David Hyde talks with Bill Hobson, executive director of Downtown Emergency Service Center, about how his organization would implement the $15 minimum wage and why he's advocating that the city help. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:26:53 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 35645 at http://kuow.org City Will Have To Help With $15 Minimum Wage, Says One Nonprofit Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home http://kuow.org/post/why-bill-gates-fights-diseases-abroad-not-home This week in Seattle, Bill and Melinda Gates are attending a meeting of the minds.<p>Five hundred of the world's top innovators in global health have gathered for the <a href="http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2014/04/Building-for-Impact-The-2014-Global-Health-Product-Development-Forum">Global Health Product Development Forum</a>, an annual event in which scientists, engineers, policymakers and activists work to develop new tools for fighting diseases.<p>Since the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began in 2000, the nonprofit has invested a lot of money in education in the U.S. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:38:00 +0000 NPR Staff 33170 at http://kuow.org Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home Seattle's $15 Wage Campaign Eyes The Ballot http://kuow.org/post/seattles-15-wage-campaign-eyes-ballot <p>A Seattle group seeking a $15 minimum wage has filed paperwork to put the issue to voters. The move aims to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to pass a measure this year. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:39:12 +0000 Liz Jones 32545 at http://kuow.org Seattle's $15 Wage Campaign Eyes The Ballot A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard http://kuow.org/post/year-after-bombings-some-say-boston-strong-has-gone-overboard The phrase Boston Strong emerged almost immediately after last year's marathon bombings as an unofficial motto of a city responding to tragedy. But now some are wondering whether the slogan is being overused.<p>The words are everywhere: Boston Strong is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else).<p>"We have Boston Strong bracelets, we have car magnets, little money pouches, we have mints," says Catherine Thomas, manager of a souvenir shop in Quincy Market. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:33:36 +0000 Tovia Smith 32311 at http://kuow.org A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard Survey: Minimum Wage Hike Could Force Nonprofits To Cut Services http://kuow.org/post/survey-minimum-wage-hike-could-force-nonprofits-cut-services <p>A Seattle Human Services Coalition survey says increasing the minimum wage to $15 would hurt critical services for low-income families. Out of the 29 nonprofits surveyed, 21 said they would have to cut services if forced to raise wages to that level. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:38:01 +0000 Patricia Murphy 29462 at http://kuow.org Survey: Minimum Wage Hike Could Force Nonprofits To Cut Services Fraud Against Washington Nonprofits Exposed http://kuow.org/post/fraud-against-washington-nonprofits-exposed <p>White-collar crime often occurs in the very profitable realms of Wall Street and big business. But financial fraud also takes place in the nonprofit world. A <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/local/nonprofit-diversions-database/">Washington Post investigation</a> out this week found more than a thousand nonprofit groups have reported their money going missing in recent years. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:41:50 +0000 John Ryan 22984 at http://kuow.org Fraud Against Washington Nonprofits Exposed Daybreak Star Center Struggles After Feds Pull Head Start Funding http://kuow.org/post/daybreak-star-center-struggles-after-feds-pull-head-start-funding <p>The Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Seattle’s Discovery Park is in financial trouble. Now the <a href="http://www.unitedindians.org/daybreak.html">United Indians of All Tribes</a> board is trying to raise enough money to stay open through the end of the year. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:50:39 +0000 Patricia Murphy 22942 at http://kuow.org Daybreak Star Center Struggles After Feds Pull Head Start Funding Vital Voices Comes To Seattle http://kuow.org/post/vital-voices-comes-seattle <p>Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright founded the NGO Vital Voices in 1999 to nurture women into leadership positions. Their hope was to create an organization that supported women who wished to become political, economic and social leaders around the world.</p><p>Vital Voices Global Partnership opened a Northwest branch of their organization on October 4. Sally Field, Academy Award winning actress and board member of Vital Voices was in town to help open the Vital Voices Northwest Council. She and chief executive officer Alyse Nelson explained why they got involved in the organization. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:37:08 +0000 Steve Scher 21550 at http://kuow.org The Business Model Of Foreign Aid http://kuow.org/post/business-model-foreign-aid <p>Seattle’s Gates Foundation has lead the charge to push foreign aid organizations to be more efficient and effective — more like businesses. But critics say that when it comes to helping poor people, a return on investment can’t be the only measure of success.&nbsp;</p><p>So how is the push to become more business-like changing the world of aid, development and philanthropy?&nbsp; Ross Reynolds hears from Tom Paulson, the founder and editor of the news blog <a href="http://www.humanosphere.org/">Humanosphere</a>. He writes regularly about global development and aid. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:04:16 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 17879 at http://kuow.org National Geographic's Explorer Of The Year: Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner http://kuow.org/post/national-geographics-explorer-year-mountaineer-gerlinde-kaltenbrunner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mountaineer </span><a href="http://www.gerlinde-kaltenbrunner.at/en/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-plus meter peaks without supplemental oxygen. This accomplishment came with a price. Her 2010 attempt to summit K2 — her last peak — ended when her good friend and partner slipped and fell to his death. A year later, she tried again and was rewarded with a view like she’d never imagined. She said, “I had the feeling that I was one with the universe." We’ll talk with National Geographic's 2012 explorer of the year.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 9851 at http://kuow.org National Geographic's Explorer Of The Year: Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Do You Volunteer? http://kuow.org/post/do-you-volunteer-0 <p>According to the Federal Agency for Service and Volunteering, 34 percent of Washington residents volunteer. Are you one of those people? Today, Ross Reynolds hears stories about the ups and downs of volunteering. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:24:08 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7550 at http://kuow.org Do You Volunteer?