Why Donors Should Stop Pressuring Nonprofits to Pinch Pennies
Rewarding charities that scrimp is less strategic than it sounds.
The end of the year is a popular time to give to charity, but no matter what time of year it is, donors want help deciding which charity to support.
Five Things Schools Can Do to Help Students Spot Fake News
News literacy involves understanding how news filters into the public domain.
When it comes to news literacy, schools often emphasize fact-checking and hoax-spotting. But they must go deeper with how they teach the subject if they want to help students thrive in a democracy.
If the Public Pays, Local News Can Repair Fractured Trust in Journalism
The appetite for smart local news is there. The challenge is figuring out how to make it sustainable.
With the polarization of America’s media and politics reaching a fever pitch, many news consumers – “worn out by a fog of political news,” as a recent New York Times feature put it – are respondin
How Data Science Could Help California Battle Future Wildfires
Wildfires are threatening homes across California. Those fires are offering critical data and insight that can be used by first-responders and government agencies to prevent them in the first place and better rebuild communities when they do occur.
Shopping Is Still Important to Sacramento’s Economy
Comstock’s publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson on downtown Sacramento’s attempts to reinvent itself and how retail shopping was — and still is — one key element in its rejuvenation.
How Facebook Posts Help Nonprofits of All Sizes Raise Money
Giving days are catching on throughout social media, and many communities and specific causes, have created their own smaller-scale giving days to raise much-needed money.
It’s Time for California to Put Family-Business Designation into State Law
“Succession planning has become more difficult for family-owned businesses as generations break from the family operation to forge their own paths.”
Family Businesses Are Vital to the Capital Region and State
It’s likely we’ve all either worked for or even owned a family business — there are nearly 1.4 million of them, according to an advocacy group, and collectively they employ 7 million people.
Why Are There Few Women CEOs?
Women comprise nearly 50 percent of the American workforce, but they make up barely a quarter of all senior executives at large U.S. public companies — and only around 5 percent of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies have female CEOs.
Dilemma of the Month: Padding an Employee’s Timecard
The Fair Labor Standards Act has strict rules regarding paying nonexempt employees, and California is even stricter; one of the key components is that employees must be paid for every hour they work