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Poverty, fiscal stress and abandoned homes have fueled a long-standing stray dog problem in Detroit. AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

When people are under economic stress, their pets suffer too – we found parts of Detroit that are animal welfare deserts

A study in Detroit finds large areas without pet resources, mainly in lower-income and minority neighborhoods. Better access to supplies and services could help owners and animals thrive together.
Volunteers can help reduce costs, but most nonprofit social service groups rely heavily on government funding. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images

Getting services to people in need often relies on partnerships between government and nonprofits, but reporting requirements can be too onerous

By relying heavily on privately run organizations to deliver social services, the government employs fewer people, reducing the size of its bureaucracy. But these partnerships can flounder.
Sometimes it just takes one naysayer to illuminate a problem everyone else is ignoring. CreativeDesignArt/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images

‘Designated contrarians’ could improve nonprofit boards by disrupting the kind of consensus and groupthink that contributed to the NRA’s woes

A legal scholar argues that assigning a designated contrarian and rotating this role over time will help nonprofit boards resist the dangerous pull toward passivity and deference.
Billionaire investor and Harvard alum Bill Ackman has voiced his objections to the school’s current president. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

What do universities owe their big donors? Less than you might think, explain 2 nonprofit law experts

Threats from disappointed donors over the language used during campus protests about the Israel-Hamas conflict have become angrier and more public than in the past.
A lead pipe in the kitchen ceiling of a home in Newark, N.J. AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Citizen science projects tend to attract white, affluent, well-educated volunteers − here’s how we recruited a more diverse group to identify lead pipes in homes

For a project on identifying lead water pipes in homes, outreach through partner groups produced a more representative set of volunteers.

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