Using the Whole Whale - A Nonprofit Podcast

213: (news)GoFundMe Charity shutting down, CEOs resigned and removed

February 17, 2021

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Hosts Nick, Kariesha, and George from discuss a week in nonprofit news. 


GoFundMe Charity is being shut down

GoFundMe Charity will end support for third-party integrations and the public Application Programming Interface (API) after March 31, 2021. "The shuttering of GoFundMe Charity is concerning for many nonprofits, said Megan Anhalt, chief strategy officer at consultancy WholeWhale. The move “makes us question whether GoFundMe will be a reliable home for nonprofits moving forward,” she said."

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Open CEO positions

Following the sexual harassment allegations at United Way Worlded, CEO Brian Gallagher resigned and Bronx Parent Housing Network founder Victor Rivera was terminated last week.

And for very different reasons, Robin Hood Foundation's CEO Wes Moore announced that he is stepping down on a high note after leading the foundation to one of its best years in history raising over $230 million and supporting New Yorkers in their greatest time of need. 

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