The Guardian: UK libraries and museums unite to save ‘astonishing’ lost library from private buyers

The Guardian: UK libraries and museums unite to save ‘astonishing’ lost library from private buyers. “From the British Library to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, a consortium of libraries and museums have come together in an ‘unprecedented’ effort to raise £15m and save an ‘astonishingly important’ set of literary manuscripts for the nation.”

Screen Rant: How To Create A Group Fundraiser On Instagram

Screen Rant: How To Create A Group Fundraiser On Instagram. “Instagram has introduced the functionality for groups of users to run Group Fundraisers together on its platform. It was already possible for an individual to run a fundraising campaign on Instagram, but the new feature will make it easier for friends and family members to raise money for a cause.”

Brisbane Times (Australia): Donations pour in to Archives as historians decry decay of ‘national memory bank’

Brisbane Times (Australia): Donations pour in to Archives as historians decry decay of ‘national memory bank’. “The National Archives has raised almost $100,000 in donations in a bid to save its most at-risk records as some of the nation’s pre-eminent historians argue it should never have been forced into a public appeal for funding. In the four weeks since the Archives launched a membership program, which asks $40 a person or $60 a household, the number of people backing it has swelled seven-fold to more than 700.”

New York Times: F.E.C. Asks Congress to Ban Prechecked Recurring Donation Boxes

New York Times: F.E.C. Asks Congress to Ban Prechecked Recurring Donation Boxes. “The Federal Election Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend that Congress ban political campaigns from guiding donors by default into recurring contributions through prechecked boxes, a month after a New York Times investigation showed that former President Donald J. Trump’s political operation had steered huge numbers of unwitting supporters into repeated donations through that tactic.”

Tom’s Guide: How to do a charity stream on Twitch

Tom’s Guide: How to do a charity stream on Twitch. “This past March, I decided to do a charity stream on Twitch, raising funds to support Asian Americans, in a moment when the community needed support. I managed to raise some money, and it wasn’t that complicated — once I figured out how. So, I thought I would explain what I did, and the ways others are raising money online, because anybody can do it.”

Opelika-Auburn News: Two Auburn teens figure out how to convert unused computing power into charitable donations

Opelika-Auburn News: Two Auburn teens figure out how to convert unused computing power into charitable donations. “John Stanwick, a senior at Auburn High School, and Camp Steiner, an Auburn High alumnus who graduated last year, are doing their part to help save the environment with the help of Charitas.co, a nonprofit company and computer program they created that uses cryptocurrency to fund nonprofits around the world.”

ArtDaily: Fellowship of stars battles to save Tolkien’s real Bag End

ArtDaily: Fellowship of stars battles to save Tolkien’s real Bag End. “Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins and other luminaries have formed a new crowd-funding fellowship to raise $6 million to buy the Oxford home of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ author J.R.R. Tolkien. Actors Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman, stars of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film adaptations, have joined the “Project Northmoor” campaign to turn the sprawling house into a museum in honour of the fantasy writer.”

Washington Post: Front-line workers have seen the worst of covid-19. A new website allows donors to support them.

Washington Post: Front-line workers have seen the worst of covid-19. A new website allows donors to support them.. “The website, spearheaded by the nonprofit public interest advocacy organization D.C. Appleseed Center in partnership with Amazon Web Services, allows donors to channel money and resources directly to the nurses, grocery clerks, office cleaners and more who are still clocking in every day while others shelter at home. (Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)”

NPR: With Less Money In Its Red Kettles, The Salvation Army Rallies To Save The Holidays

NPR: With Less Money In Its Red Kettles, The Salvation Army Rallies To Save The Holidays. “The charitable organization relies on its red-kettle campaign’s donations to raise enough money to help millions of Americans around the holidays. That’s especially true this year, with so many people out of work and suffering financially. So with store traffic — and red-kettle donations — down, the charity is turning to technology and its enthusiastic volunteers to keep the tradition going. The familiar red-kettle campaign’s roots go back more than a century.”

Ohio Attorney General: Charities Struggling During Pandemic, Ohio State Study of Sector Finds

Ohio Attorney General: Charities Struggling During Pandemic, Ohio State Study of Sector Finds. “Amid the persistent challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits across Ohio are struggling from the economic fallout at a time when the public and government need them most. To better understand the situation, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office partnered with the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Philanthropy Ohio and researchers at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs to produce the ongoing The Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey to gather information on Ohio’s nonprofit organizations and how to help them through this difficult time in history.”

ProPublica: Veterans Affairs Secretary Headlines GOP Fundraiser as COVID-19 Cases Surge

ProPublica: Veterans Affairs Secretary Headlines GOP Fundraiser as COVID-19 Cases Surge. “Though legal, campaigning by cabinet secretaries is a departure from historical norms. Nevertheless, it’s become standard practice in the administration of President Donald Trump. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit the campaign trail for Trump, and several other cabinet members recently visited Iowa. Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is also campaigning in North Carolina. Trump himself has routinely blurred politics with official functions, most prominently by hosting the Republican convention on the White House lawn, and he’s brushed off more than a dozen staff violations of the federal Hatch Act, which limits political activity by government employees.”

Mother Jones: Trump Is Now Fundraising Off His COVID Lies

Mother Jones: Trump Is Now Fundraising Off His COVID Lies. “In a fundraising email sent to supporters Tuesday morning—titled ‘Best I’ve felt in 20 years!’—President Trump continued to downplay the threat of the coronavirus while seeming to suggest that therapeutics alone could defeat the disease that has claimed more than 210,000 American lives.”