President Trump’s election may have awakened a sleeping giant, as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) prepares to spend the millions it raised last year to take on his administration and political allies in 2018. Salon reports that the ACLU plans to invest heavily in the 2018 midterm elections, pouring up to $25 million into ballot initiatives, fighting the travel ban, and promoting voting, immigration and reproductive rights. They see it as a leverage activity.
Nonprofit journalism continues to make inroads in the US news business, and not only in the usual places like New York and Washington. MediaShift, which covers the intersection of mass media and technology, cites several examples of radical change in the journalism business model that have emerged in recent years. MediaShift’s reporter also covers inewsource in San Diego, projected to hit a record $1.1 million in revenue this fiscal year.
Why do American Jews give more to charity than just about any other ethnic or religious group in America? Primarily because it is ingrained in their traditions of charity, or tzedakah, according to Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, a postdoctoral Fellow at the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University. Higher average education and per capita income also play a role.
Why it's important for community-based nonprofits that receive grants & contracts from local government to be fully engaged with local politics---the City of San Antonio is rethinking the way it funds local charities in the wake of a couple of scandals: http://ow.ly/yS3c30hRyty
Foundations Step Up & Join the Resistance---in PA, one files an amicus brief in a state gerrymandering case; in CA, funders develop a rapid-response ethos & inject more than $40 million in emergency support to DACA nonprofits: http://ow.ly/FJvB30hREHs, http://ow.ly/SAad30hREO2
Mindshare describes the level of awareness your nonprofit has in people’s minds. It’s less about what people think about you & more about how much they think of you. If they aren’t thinking about you much, you lack mindshare, bad for fundraising & advocacy:http://ow.ly/N9Ln30hRID3
Whether your nonprofit is on the front lines responding to every day's political events or if you maintain a distance, there's always something to learn from political campaigns: http://ow.ly/yZ7v30hRIjI
Two helpful public policy and advocacy downloads for nonprofit leaders---how changes in federal law and regulations will impact you this year, and how to track pending legislation in whatever state you are in: http://ow.ly/hgx830hQ5PZ, http://ow.ly/4Eqs30hQ5Sr
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".