Shut down: How the political deadlock affects non-profit organizations
COMMENTARY: Journalists and bloggers respond to the political battle that has temporarily closed many cultural institutions and furloughed thousands of workers.
1. The Government Shutdown's Effect on Culture Is Worth Caring About by Kevin Pires [Flavorwire.com]
October 1, 2013
A red banner tops the Smithsonian website. It’s a simple two-sentence statement. The first sentence reads, “Due to the federal government shutdown, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed.”
It’ll be difficult to rally for art ...
2. Government shutdowns are even worse for Washington's museums than you think by Katherine Boyle [WashingtonPost.com]
October 5, 2013
This week, the National Gallery of Art turned away the prime minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras, and Adrienne Arsht, the philanthropist who underwrote the gallery’s most recent blockbuster exhibition, “Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes.” Samaras was supposed to view ...
3. Updated: Government Shutdown: What It Means for Nonprofits [Philanthropy.com]
October 8, 2013
Big swaths of the federal government have closed shop because Congress failed to reach a deal to keep the money flowing. [This article contains] reports about how the shutdown is affecting nonprofits.
4. Shut Down, Not Shut Off: What Can Nonprofits Learn From the Government Impasse? by Adnan Mahmud [HuffingtonPost.com]
October 7, 2013
We are now one week into the government shutdown. ... The effects are starting to be felt in my office and at other nonprofits here in Seattle and around the country that receive federal grants or otherwise work closely with government offices. ...
5. Government Shutdown Will Impact Millions of Service Volunteers by Aine Creedon [NonprofitQuarterly.org]
October 2, 2013
The Corporation for National and Community Service engages millions of Americans in service through national service initiatives, and the government shutdown is putting many of these programs and AmeriCorps members in limbo ...