VentureBeat: Google Cloud research credits expand to nonprofits

VentureBeat: Google Cloud research credits expand to nonprofits. “Google today announced that Google Cloud research credits, which give researchers access to computing resources via Google Cloud, are expanding to researchers at nonprofit institutions. Previously, only researchers at government and academic research institutions were eligible, limiting the scope of work that could be managed and analyzed using Google Cloud services.”

Charities hoarded cash and failed to address crises during COVID: Report (Cochrane Times-Post)

Cochrane Times-Post: Charities hoarded cash and failed to address crises during COVID: Report. “Canadian charities responded to the pandemic by hoarding cash and relying on government support, and most failed to pivot to address crises caused by COVID-19 and economic measures taken to control the spread of the virus, according to a comprehensive report by The Veritas Foundation.”

Dallas News: New North Texas Database Connects Nonprofit Talent with Opportunities for Board Service

Dallas News: New North Texas Database Connects Nonprofit Talent with Opportunities for Board Service. “Communities Foundation of Texas has introduced a new database that connects individuals willing to commit their time and talents to the organizations that need them. The nonprofit board service directory offers members of the public an easy way to search for openings that align with their passions. The directory currently offers 150 open board positions from 40 nonprofits throughout North Texas, and is updated weekly.”

PR Newswire: New online library connects organizations to 300 resources that can help older adults and their caregivers during emergencies like COVID-19 (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: New online library connects organizations to 300 resources that can help older adults and their caregivers during emergencies like COVID-19 (PRESS RELEASE). “A new online resource library, released today, connects organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers with existing programs and services in the U.S. that can help these populations during public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks like COVID-19, natural disasters, and severe weather.”

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.”

CNBC: Crowdfunding drives are raising millions for charity. Here’s how to give without getting scammed

CNBC: Crowdfunding drives are raising millions for charity. Here’s how to give without getting scammed. “Americans have opened their wallets in response to crises like Covid-19 and racial injustice, according to the most recent data from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The organization reports a 7.6% increase in the amount donated through the first nine months of 2020. Leading the surge: smaller contributions of $250 or less.”

The Texas Tribune: How to help and get help in Texas as the winter storm causes power outages

The Texas Tribune: How to help and get help in Texas as the winter storm causes power outages. “Millions of Texans are without power, heat and essential services during a winter storm that has led to freezing temperatures and hazardous road conditions throughout the state. City officials, local outreach teams and other organizations are providing warming shelters and support for people seeking help. Many nonprofit organizations are also asking for donations so they can help people experiencing homelessness or those who are in need of support. Here’s a list of the resources being offered in cities across the state.”

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.”

Internet Archive: Library Futures: New Nonprofit Launches to Support a Technology-Positive Future for Libraries

Internet Archive: Library Futures: New Nonprofit Launches to Support a Technology-Positive Future for Libraries. “A coalition of advocacy and public interest groups has joined forces to launch the Library Futures Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) committed to upholding the right of libraries to provide users with materials in the new digital environment. The new organization launched its website on January 25 and will work to empower libraries to fulfill their mission of providing equal and equitable access to culture for the public good.”

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.”