* Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) of Tennessee’s preschool program show that preschool doesn’t appear to improve the later school performance of those enrolled, or much of anything else. * CDC: Many U.S. Girls Not Getting HPV Vaccine Despite Its Effectiveness. * “A bachelor’s degree could cost $10,000 — total. Here’s how.” The short version is, [...]
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November Links: Vaccines Are Important, Education Reform, the Future of the World, Broadband, Cities, and More!
November 30th, 2013 · No Comments
Links: The Charity-Industrial Complex, Anthony Weiner Exposed (so to speak), Conventional Wisdom Debunked, Vaccines, Work, the Workforce, and More!
September 21st, 2013 · No Comments
* The charitable industrial complex; I find it revealing that so many people who view how charities work from the inside start to see why so much is amiss with them. * “‘It’s a circle of hell there’s just no way out of,’ Schochet said. ‘I paid it as long as I could.’” * Why [...]
August 11th, 2013 · No Comments
* Dear governments: Want to help the poor and transform your economy? Give people cash. This reminds me of the people I knew in high school and college who wanted to “volunteer” or “build houses” in some developing country over spring break; I would usually say something like, “I bet poor people would much rather [...]
June Links: FundRise, America’s Worst Charities, Apprenticeships, Parking, Computers for Low-Income Kids, and More!
June 18th, 2013 · No Comments
* “Own Your Neighborhood: The real-estate crowdfunding scheme that could revolutionize urban policy by destroying stupid NIMBYism.” * How the ACA (“ObamaCare”) could evolve. The many grant programs created by the ACA should make the evolution of the ACA of interest to many readers. * America’s worst charities. We recommend that our clients stay off [...]
Links: LED Bulbs, Condoms, Education, News is Bad For You, Marriage, Detroit, Foundations, Congress and ObamaCare, and More!
May 5th, 2013 · No Comments
* Great news: we’re (slowly) moving toward a world where education looks at competency, not hours with ass-in-seat. This is flying under the radar of the national press but is hugely important, especially for nonprofits involved with education. * Get LED lightbulbs. I use Switch LED bulbs, which are ludicrously expensive upfront but pay for [...]
March links: Carol M White PEP is out, Unmarried Moms, Emulate Carmelo Anthony, BTOP Money Wasted, Screwed UP FHA Rules and More
March 17th, 2013 · No Comments
* An old grant friend returns: The Carol M. White Physical Education Proposal has been released, with 95 grants available up to $750,000. * Carmelo Anthony Is a Hero of Philanthropy More Athletes Should Emulate. * “The New Unmarried Moms: We’ve reduced teen pregnancy, but now childbearing outside wedlock is exploding among 20-somethings,” which is [...]
The Existence of Drug Courts Implicitly Acknowledgement Failed Public Policy: An Example From the “Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity” Program
March 1st, 2013 · No Comments
Occasionally, an RFP will inadvertently show how one part of the government recognizes and tries to mitigate the unfortunate effects that come from another part of the government. We—naturally—have an example of this principle in action: readers of last week’s e-mail grant newsletter probably saw “Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity In Adult, Juvenile, [...]
February Links: Writing, NIMBYs, Nonprofits-as-startups, Affordable Housing, Baltimore, Washington DC, Washington Monument Syndrome, Porn Star Study and more!
February 24th, 2013 · No Comments
* In Writing, First Do No Harm. * “The emergence of “YIMBY” [Yes In My Backyard] organizations in American cities would be a welcome counterpoint to the prevailing tides of NIMBYism that often dominate local government. But it is worth saying that broader institutional reforms are what’s really needed.” * Nonprofit Startups Are Just Like [...]
January Links: Giving, California’s Failures, Colleges, Foundations, Neighborhoods, Prostitutes in Brazil Learning English, Strippers in North Dakota, Riots in Detroit, and More
January 29th, 2013 · No Comments
* “The story of GiveDirectly;” I generally favor direct action donations more than intermediary donations. * “The Great California Exodus:” How the 20th Century’s most successful state’s bad policies have made it a net exporter of native-born citizens. * From the “perverse incentives department:” “Colleges Rise as They Reject: Schools Invite More Applications, Then Use [...]
December Links: HUD, Emergency Solutions Grants, Boating Safety Grants, What’s Wrong with Liking Quiet Time, Real Dangers, Parents in Prison, Happy Porn Stars and More
December 16th, 2012 · No Comments
* In a very important announcement, HUD has decided to revise the regulations for the Emergency Shelter Grants program by establishing the regulations for the Emergency Solutions Grants program, which replaces the Emergency Shelter Grants program. The change in the program’s name, from Emergency Shelter Grants to Emergency Solutions Grants, reflects the change in the [...]