This week on the podcast we talk about the most recent nonprofit news for the week of 1/25/2021. Whole Whale has created a weekly newsletter and article board for people in the industry interested in staying up-to-date with the sector’s most important news. Pulling from over 100 sources, NonprofitNewsFeed.com is a free way to stay updated about nonprofit news.
GivingTuesday Generates Garganutan Giving
GivingTuesday saw its biggest single-day fundraising amount since its inception, generating $2.47 billion in revenue from donors. This represents a 25% increase from 2019, which saw $1.97 billion in total donations. Online giving in the United States, which B Corps Digital Agency Whole Whale predicted would surpass $605 million, actually came in at over $808 million. This represents a stunning increase of 58% compared to the previous year.
Updating Definition of Domestic Violence To Include “Coercive Control”
Lawmakers and activists alike are engaging in important conversations about “coercive control,” a new and critical way to describe patterns of domestic violence that are not physical, but cover a variety of behaviors related to “social, financial and psychological abuse.” While select countries and states have already started to introduce laws to address coercive control, experts also emphasize the need for “evidence-based training to identify and respond to coercive and controlling behaviors for police, lawyers, judicial officers, frontline health workers, child protection workers” and others.