In a breach notification letter filed with the Office of the California Attorney General, Clearinghouse said that attackers gained access to its MOVEit managed file transfer (MFT) server on May 30 and stole files containing a wide range of personal information.
⭐️ Core team member highlight!
This is Saptak, a core team member and contributor to multiple projects, including OnionShare, our Design System, and Hush Line. Saptak has been central to our organizational & community outreach strategies and is always finding new opportunities for our org.
His impact extends beyond our org and includes Freedom of the Press Foundation, The A11Y Project, and Superbloom!
🙏 Thank you for your work, Saptak!
I invite you to join me in supporting DAPS on #NorthTexasGivingDay (today!). DAPS is a nonprofit started in 1978 by the wife of a person with Parkinson’s (PwP). For 45 years they’ve stayed true to her mission with free exercise classes, speech therapy, educational programs, and social groups for PwP. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill
Du ein politisch denkender Mensch und möchtest dich gegen digitale Gewalt engagieren? Dann komm in unser Team!
Bewirb dich jetzt für die Stelle als Werkstudent*in Community und Content Management:
With the Biden administration's announcement of the creation of the Climate Corps, now is a great time for public support of reporters and newsrooms that will hold fossil fuel interests accountable and report on climate solutions that actually work.
You can donate to my newsroom @thexylom here:
October 19, at the Stateside at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are on sale now, and support the work of the Observer. https://texasobserver.org/agr/
Putting the news behind a paywall is a for-profit #journalism move.
I'm disappointed that even #Harvard NeimanLab can't keep its eye on the ball when it comes to this.
Just led week one of #nonprofit fundraising 101. It was so much fun!
Does anyone have suggestions for getting my #nonprofit themed instance listed on one of the #instance lists out there? I'm hesitant to go with the ones that require you to agree to the #mastodon code or whatever it's called. This is not because I have a problem with the moderation requirements, but rather because with using masto.host, I don't have control over who has access to the physical server or how often backups are done.
I've continued to try to draw volunteers, and donors, to youth serving programs throughout Chicago and in other cities every year since then.
Look at my article and see how I'm doing that. You can do the same. https://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2023/09/recruiting-volunteers-continues.html
Did you know that about 150 million households in the US and EU now have access to reliable, high-speed fiber internet? ⚡️🔥
If you've got bandwidth to spare, you can now set up an unmetered @torproject relay using Pi Relay!
I think one of the most underrated changes in the #nonprofit world (in the US) is that Public Service Loan Forgiveness for #socialwork (and allies) is now available at for-profits. That, for the first time, means my social entrepreneurship-minded students can start or work at worker-owned cooperatives.
⭐ Interested in Godot? Want to help a good cause? Here's a deal for you!
🎮 "The Complete Godot Software Bundle Encore" includes 20 Godot courses if you pay at least $25.
❤️ The link below also supports the charity @stopTDV. They do a LOT to help young people & your support will make a difference.
Former Sierra Club Directors on Layoffs, Equity and Environmental Justice
The Sierra Club is one of the oldest and largest environmental groups in the U.S.. It also has a problematic history, from being founded by racist John Muir to members penning the racist "Population Bomb," advocating for population control, to former director Carl Pope promoting corporate greenwashing.
Earlier this year, politician Ben Jealous became the organization's new executive director and began a process of "restructuring" due to budget deficits. The restructuring led to layoffs that included the equity and environmental justice teams.
We talk with Hop Hopkins and Michelle Mascarenhas (@MG_MMS), two of the top directors, laid off in the Sierra Club's restructuring about what happened, the impacts on environmental organizing and equity within the non-profit industrial complex.
#GreenRed #interview #SierraClub #hijacked #corporateinterests #lossofcredibility #internalresistance #struggle #environment #nonprofit
Have you ever wanted to contribute to open-source but haven't known where to start? We're always looking for new volunteers across all disciplines - software engineering, web development, accessibility, QA, product design, UX and technical writing, user research, marketing, social media... or any other role interested in helping our non-profit!
RT Ann Green: Make it easy for your donors to give to your #nonprofit https://anngreennonprofit.com/2023/09/07/how-you-can-create-a-better-more-personal-fundraising-appeal/ #fundraising
The story of Seth Andrew, a silver-tongued thief who wreaked havoc in my little Vermont town—until the FBI arrested him for stealing $218,000.
Hi! 👋 While I've been on Mastodon for a few months, I'm new to sciences.social, so this is an #Introduction.
I study #nonprofit organizations and charitable #giving and how they are affected by public policy. I am interested in understanding giving as a form of #altruism that can be affected by things like #tax treatment of charitable gifts, #inequality, and the behaviors of the receiving charities and other #institutions.
Join us in November/December for the biggest #CiviCRM event of the year. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about CiviCRM and get involved in the community.
🎊 17th Annual Fundraiser
Preventing Teen Dating Violence
🤵 Honoring Senator César Blanco
📆 Saturday, October 14, 2023
6:30pm - 1:00pm
🌃 El Paso, Texas
🎶 Live Music
📷 Photo Booth
🖼️ Silent Auction
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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? 🤠
Our magazine is out. Look for more from the September/October issue on our site this week. Remember, you can become a member to get your copy of the next issue : https://texasobserver.org/join
…The application was approved 7 days before #ClarenceThomas joined the 5-4 majority on a decision that would open the door to a new era of major #spending on groups like the one his wife was forming. After putting up $500k, the lion’s share of her #nonprofit’s seed money, #HarlanCrow held an event for #GinniThomas at his palatial home in Dallas. The group later made clear its goal was disassembling President Barack #Obama’s agenda, mainly the #AffordableCareAct.
Two months before the #CitizensUnited decision…, #attorney #CletaMitchell — later to play a role in #Trump’s false claims about the 2020 elections — filed papers for #GinniThomas to create a *#nonprofit* group of a type that ultimately benefited from the decision. #Leo was one of two directors listed on a separate application to conduct business in the state of Virginia. #Thomas was president. She signed it on New Year’s Eve of 2009, & #Crow provided much of the initial #cash.
Leo’s role as the central figure in this movement has long been known, culminating in his acquisition last year of what many believe to be the largest #political #donation in history. Few are aware of the extent to which the movement’s baby steps were taken in concert with #GinniThomas.
Imagine there's some shift in the #internet #markets, such that #servers #Mastodon and other #Fediverse programs cannot afford to keep going without mandatory #financial #contributions from their users. (I don't think this will ever happen, it's just a #hypothetical)
What #content would you most want to keep interacting with? #Friends, #art, #science, #news, #politics, #AI, #tech, #VideoGames, #streaming, #LGBTQ, #furry, or something else? What cause would most entice you? #OpenSource, #NonProfit, #Democracy, #Freedom, or just non-#toxic #SocialMedia?
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Join the Texas Observer In Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed, author of "On Juneteenth" and "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings."
Since buying #Twitter last year, Elon #Musk has developed a seeming obsession w/the Anti-Defamation League.
Over the past several days, the owner of #X …has posted at least 25 times about the ADL, a #nonprofit #Jewish group that fights #antisemitism.
“Press Forward will use the $500 million to fund grants for existing local for-profit and #nonprofit #newsrooms, help build shared tools, provide resources to diverse outlets and those in historically underserved areas, and invest in nonpartisan public policy development that advances access to news and information.
“‘they just simply don’t have enough philanthropic capital to get it going, and we’re going to provide at least a down payment on that.’”
If You’ve Got a New Car, It’s a Data Privacy Nightmare
"Bad news: your car is a spy. If your vehicle was made in the last few years, you’re probably driving around in a data-harvesting machine that may collect personal information as sensitive as your race, weight, and sexual activity. Volkswagen’s cars reportedly know if you’re fastening your seatbelt and how hard you hit the brakes.
That’s according to new findings from Mozilla’s *Privacy Not Included project. The #nonprofit found that every major car brand fails to adhere to the most basic privacy and security standards in new internet-connected models, and all 25 of the brands Mozilla examined flunked the organization’s test. #Mozilla found brands including #BMW, #Ford, #Toyota, #Tesla, and #Subaru collect #data about drivers including race, facial expressions, weight, health information, and where you drive. Some of the cars tested collected data you wouldn’t expect your car to know about, including details about sexual activity, race, and immigration status, according to Mozilla."
Layoffs at the @TexasTribune - the #nonprofit #journalism world's most significant success story - raise concerns about whether nonprofit news sites can function at scale. The Tribune laid off its entire copy desk and most of its criminal justice team. https://www.niemanlab.org/2023/08/the-texas-tribunes-first-ever-layoffs-worry-the-news-industry/
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The new issue will be arriving in mailboxes, inboxes, and at select newsstands soon.
So here's the deal: We currently have 2,522 (and counting) followers on Twitter, and we want to exceed that on Mastodon before our Editor-in-Chief @alexip718 heads to Colorado for ScienceWriters23 conference in one month. Can you help us get there?
We're proud to be a founding member-outlet of the Alliance of Nonprofit News Outlets! Read this piece by BINJ's @jasonpramas in Editor & Publisher for all the details on the new national network! https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/17-organizations-form-alliance-of-nonprofit-news-outlets,245490 #journalism #nonprofit #foundation
What would you do if suddenly you couldn't access Google, The New York Times, or Wikipedia anymore? Censorship like this is a reality for many people around the world, including in China, Iran, Russia, and an increasing number of other countries.
You can help people experiencing censorship by safely transforming a Raspberry Pi into a Tor middle relay from home.
Check out https://pirelay.computer and start contributing today!
Thanks to a generous reader, we now have five (5) Bluesky invite codes to give out to the first five people who reply with a screenshot of any donation to The Xylom.
Get a friend off Twitter, and support our nonprofit science reporting!
In #nonprofit speak -- this is self-dealing.
Let's say I had a bunch of nonprofits (I'm the officer, my name is on the establishing documents) and I also have some private businesses (because I'm a full on Bizness Lady).
And I'm on some Bizness Lady bullshit. So I get my nonprofits to pay my businesses for work for my nonprofits (oh and I destroy democracy in the process.) That is self dealing.
Any nonprofit board knows this is a massive no-no.
Now is it unlawful? Eeeesh. Not really? Depends? It's absolutely unethical. Sometimes it all depends on how jiggy a regulator (and a prosecutor) wants to get about charity shenanigans.
It's hard to kill a nonprofit, much less a network of well-resourced 😈 evil nonprofits.
Updated #introduction after some months here:
I am a statistician from central Europe working in applied medical research at a small nonprofit. I am also a trans lesbian in my twenties who is still closeted IRL, so I am keeping this account vague and anonymous. I have also been suffering from lingering complications from a covid infection.
Biggest hobbies are indie roguelike videogames, reading fanfic and whatever random hour-long video essays my well-trained youtube algo recommends me. I am also kinda getting back into anime after the end of Wonder Egg Priority made me quit the genre for like two years.
Follow me for boosts of scattered funny, pretty, gay or interesting posts of others. I haven't really found what cool stuff I myself can add to this community. If I actually post more stuff myself it will probably be rants about AI and the way we currently teach statistics. I have some opinions on those two things😋
✡️ Today's Jew of the Day is Sivan Yaari!
Sivan Yaari is the founder of Innovation: Africa, a non-profit that brings sustainable technological innovations to rural African villages. Her organization has completed over 900 projects, which include solar energy to power schools and hospitals, solar powered water filters and pumps that have brought clean water to over four million people, and drip irrigation systems to allow villages to be be more sustainable and financially independent. Her non-profit also has a unique funding model that optimizes donation impact.
Yaari was awarded the Light of Israel Award, "Inspiring Israeli this Decade" by Grapevine, and “50 Most Influential Women in Israel” by Forbes, as well as other accolades. She was selected to light one of the twelve torches at Israel's 75th Independence Day.
Hello #Newstodon! We whittled 35 applicants down to one... Introducing our Newsroom Fellow Shreya Agrawal! 👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾
Shreya started USC Annenberg Media's Earth Desk and was their Rural Climate Reporting Fellow in Southeast Oregon. She will join us in early September.
This Newsroom Fellowship is only made possible thanks to you and the Google News Equity Fund. Support the future of science writing: https://opencollective.com/thexylom
@gbhnews So glad you're here (I'm from Massachusetts originally , so I appreciate all that you do). I figure you'll want to know who is actually here in the #Fediverse (and not bots, though I do follow some news bots). Here's my list of #journalists and #news outlets here on Mastodon (not including bots).
Our team of investigative journalists dives deep to tell stories about the natural world in Canada you can’t find anywhere else.
Independent BC-based journalism that swims against the current.
Free thinking for the world We're an independent media organisation covering world affairs and ideas.
Assistant professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland » Interests include media, race, and democracy; journalism history; and journalism and social equity
Head of Audience / Dep. Editor @NationalWorld Ex-Dataminr, ITV and Channel 4 News journalist.
Voice of America chief national correspondent and former White House bureau chief; 2022-23
Journalist covering climate change and other sciencey stuff @ CBC News.
We curate the latest science news, including climate change, space exploration, health and more. All posts are written by Flipboard’s editorial team.
Telling stories that matter for a dynamic, evolving state. Independent, journalist-owned news covering the entire state of Colorado.
Noncommercial news and investigative reporting for San Francisco Bay Area
We share stories, explainers and analysis to offer context for the top news of the day. All posts are created and curated by Flipboard’s editorial team.
Reader-supported news and inspiration from nature's frontline. Mongabay is a non-profit.
Alaska statehouse reporter for the Alaska Beacon, formerly with the Anchorage Daily News, Juneau Empire, Kodiak Mirror and Fairbanks Daily News Miner.
Houston’s home for news, culture and conversation. Chron, a free digital news site, is Hearst owned and run independently from the Houston Chronicle.
Indigenous affairs reporter, High Country News
Journalist with an eye for environmental stories, ranging from the effect of climate change on agriculture to investigations into groundwater pollution. Current Midwest Reporting Fellow at Grist.
@sarahstierch Journalist. I write about weather, wildfires and other subjects relevant to Mendocino County for the Mendocino Voice. I cover portions of Sonoma, Napa, and Marin on social media.
The official Mastodon page for ProPublica.Pursuing stories with moral force.
Fearless, adversarial journalism.
Editor of CounterPunch
This account is part of an experiment from BBC R&D in establishing a BBC presence in the Fediverse.
HBR: “Research: Why Employees Accept Lower Pay at Mission-Oriented Companies”
Here are a few links where we can all help #Maui!
Maui Food Bank: https://mauifoodbank.org/
Maui Humane Society: https://www.mauihumanesociety.org/
Center for Native Hawaiian Advancement: https://www.memberplanet.com/campaign/cnhamembers/kakoomaui
Hawai'i Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/local/hawaii/ways-to-donate.html
The Texas Observer is hiring for a PAID Fall Fellowship with a focus on environmental reporting. This is a position for early career journalists with an interest in the #environment, data-driven #journalism, and social justice.
Please apply ASAP, more information at https://www.texasobserver.org/jobs/
A small and free video game called 'Culture Overlord' is a great way to introduce middle/high school students to the subject of Media Literacy.
Two modes: Discovery or EDU (EDU includes classroom discussion questions & more)
⭐ It was a 2022 finalist for Best Educational Game at the Games for Change Festival.
▪️ Appropriate for all ages
▪️ No ads
▪️ No IAP