Weekly News Recap: July 27, 2018

President of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan Glen McCallum and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett pose for photos as they met to sign a new framework agreement meant to advance reconciliation. (CBC News)

Ma flesche (asseure toy) n’espargnera personne; Vous danserez trestout ce balet, que je sonnne [My arrow (I promise you) spares no one You will all dance the ballet of which I sing] -- Unknown

Lists of lists


  • These Photos Of Urban Architecture Look Too Surreal To Be Real (Digg.com) "New York City has the Empire State Building. Chicago has the Bean. Los Angeles has the Griffith Observatory. You can argue that one of the most defining features in a city is its architecture and that the media has saturated our lives with images of urban architecture to such a degree that even if we haven't visited a city, we've for sure seen pictures of its most famous buildings." 7/23/18

  • Forces of nature and humanity: The week in pictures (CBC) Stunning. "Lava streams down from the volcano Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatoa) during an eruption seen from Rakata Island in South Lampung, Indonesia, on July 19, 2018. The small volcanic island that emerged from the ocean a half century after Krakatoa's deadly 1883 eruption has rumbled back to life in recent weeks, spitting flaming rocks and ash from its crater." 7/21/18


Canada's First Peoples

  • Métis Nation signs historic agreement with Canada (CBC) CANADIAN STORY "The Métis Nation of Saskatchewan has praised the federal government for signing on to a framework agreement to recognize and implement Métis rights under the Canadian constitution. " 7/21/18

  • New Indigenous tourism association plans to draw global tourists to Alberta (CBC) ALBERTA STORY "Travellers are increasingly looking for more educational and authentic experiences, according to the Government of Alberta, and a new group funded by the province hopes to promote a growing sector that will draw those visitors in — Indigenous tourism. [...] The province has given a $315,000 grant — jointly funded by the ministries of Culture and Tourism and Labour — to the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada to create Indigenous Tourism Alberta." 7/20/18

Life and career hacks

Uncommon knowledge

Philanthropic personalities

Philanthropic controversy

Trends and shifts

  • New Boise Airport donation stations to help non-profits (ABC) Cool idea. "BOISE, ID - The Boise Airport has rolled out three donation stations -- giving passengers the option to donate their loose change to local nonprofits. Passengers have the choice of donating to Friends of Zoo Boise, Friends of the Boise Public Library, and Neighbors in Need, a grant program for Boise’s most vulnerable residents." 7/23/18

  • More Than a Million French Using Their Savings for Social Good: A Novel Approach to Impact Investing in France (The Philanthropist) "'Solidarity-based finance' allows citizens to use their savings to finance activities that help support social and/or environmental initiatives (access to the labour market and housing for people who are typically excluded, development of ecological activities with organic farming and renewable energies, entrepreneurship in developing countries, etc.). Today, more than one million citizens have invested their money in socially responsible initiatives — this investment totalled 9.76 billion euro at the end of 2016." This IS cool. Thanks to Andrea McManus for sharing this article. 7/23/18

  • Wealthy Americans Say New Tax Policy Won’t Deter Giving; Advisors Disagree (Barrons) "In the wake of new tax policy, many professional advisors anticipate their wealthy clients will reduce their giving. Contrarily, the majority of high-net-worth Americans intend to maintain the same level of philanthropic giving this year, according to a report released Thursday by U.S. Trust." 7/19/18

  • Philanthropy a growing part of advisory relationship (Investment News) "More advisers and their high-net-worth clients are discussing philanthropy these days, but clients are less motivated by the tax benefits of giving than advisers believe, according to a study by U.S. Trust." 7/19/18

  • Influence is a Tool, Not a Reward (Burk's Blog) "Traditional fundraising is passive; it waits for donors to make the effort to give generously first, then offers them influence as a reward. Active fundraising uses influence as a tool to move donors to the secure and lucrative state of giving generously within their own means." 7/18/18

  • The world has never been better and charities helped make it happen (NFPSynergy) "To the casual observer, it looks like the world is in a pretty bad place right now. Take a look at the front pages, and you’ll be faced with tales of woe: Brexit, Trump, the rise of the far right, and looming environmental disaster. I believe, however, that we’re very lucky to live in the 21st century. By historical standards, we live in an unparalleled age of peace, prosperity, security and good health. I’m glad to have been born when I was (and given the chance I would have preferred to be born in 2018)." I could not agree more. Thanks to Mick Mulloy for sharing this story. 7/17/18

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