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News Briefing: Salvation Army is a Residential Real Estate Powerhouse
March 16, 2010 – 10:27 am | No Comment

Catholic Charities of Washington has begun requiring new employees to promise they will not violate the principles or tenets of the church.  [Washington Post]

The Salvation Army owns houses in Los Angeles and Orange counties worth …

News Briefing: Obama Names Charities Receiving His Nobel Prize Money
March 12, 2010 – 10:13 am | No Comment

President Obama releases the names of the charities that will receive his $1.4 million in Nobel Peace Prize money.  [New York Times]

A group of Republican senators questions high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives …

News Briefing: Charities Spend Millions On Census Outreach
March 10, 2010 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

The local chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation replaces its president after an investigation by its national headquarters into staff complaints.  [Washington Post]

A reculsive Malaysian billionaire’s extensive charity work is an example to others.  [Forbes]

President Obama …

News Briefing: Shower of Aid Brings Flood of Progress
March 9, 2010 – 11:03 am | No Comment

The Shapiro Foundation, which lost $145 million in the collapse of Madoff’s scheme, has issued a series of bulletins offering to help former grant recipients find new funders, link with other groups to share resources, …

News Briefing: Donations from Americans for Haiti top $1 Billion
March 8, 2010 – 10:12 am | No Comment

The former chief operating officer of Catholic Charities has called on the organization to reverse its recent decision to change health benefits for employees’ spouses.  [Washington Post]

According to Charles Bronfman, the new crop of philanthropists …

News Briefing: Older Workers Bring New Purpose to Volunteer Work
March 5, 2010 – 10:23 am | No Comment

Volunteerism is on the rise, and it is the older population that is behind it.  [New York Times]

The Department of Education announces the 16 first-round finalists in the federal grant competition known as Race to …

News Briefing: Flying Nun Leads Fund-Raising Drives for Haiti
March 3, 2010 – 11:47 am | No Comment

Sister Jane Meyer, principal at St. Agnes Academy in Houston and a Dominican sister for more than 50 years, pledged to take a 14,000-foot leap out of an airplane if her students raised $25,000 for …

News Briefing: Same-Sex Marriage Leads Catholic Charities to Adjust Benefits
March 2, 2010 – 9:15 am | No Comment

Employees at Catholic Charities are told that the social services organization is changing its health coverage to avoid offering benefits to same-sex parters of its workers.  [Washington Post]

Museums saw a spike in attendance last year, …

News Briefing: States Move to Revoke Charities’ Tax Exemptions
March 1, 2010 – 9:42 am | No Comment

Michael Hintze, founder of hedge-fund manager CQS, is one of the public faces of philanthropy in the U.K.  [Wall Street Journal]

Scoring charitable work is evolving from an art into a science.  [Wall Street Journal]

Faced with …

News Briefing: Pepsi Charity Contest Trips Over Its Own Submission Rules
February 26, 2010 – 8:36 am | No Comment

Pepsi Refresh, the most ambitious so far among a number of similar contests using social networks on the Internet to riase money, stumbles over its own rules.  [New York Times]

The Department of Defense abrubtly shuts …

News Briefing: Ex-Madoff Executive Bonventre Arrested
February 25, 2010 – 10:29 am | No Comment

The Los Angeles Board of Education votes to reject a number of applications from charter school operators, choosing instead to hand control to nonprofit educational groups formed by teachers.  [Los Angeles Times]

The Rev. Anthony Motley …

News Briefing: Olympic Athletes and Sponsors Get Behind Philanthropy
February 24, 2010 – 11:29 am | No Comment

Olympic athletes use their voices and resources to support various causes of their own.  [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

The Texas A&M University System is awarded a $40 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to develop vaccines made from …

News Briefing: Actress and Muslim Philanthropist Promote Women
February 23, 2010 – 10:07 am | No Comment

Geena Davis, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon join heads of foundations and corporate leaders at a U.N. event promoting gender equality.  [Associated Press]

A holdout juror in the trial of Brooke Astor’s …

News Briefing: Charity Backtracks on Brown Bullying Claim
February 22, 2010 – 10:40 am | No Comment

Two Penn State graduates are paying $9,000 for a chance to see through Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno’s trademark glasses.  [Associated Press]

The head of a British antibullying charity came under scrutiny Monday when …

News Briefing: Mount Vernon Receives $38 Million to Build Research Library
February 19, 2010 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

Mount Vernon receives a $38 million grant – the largest in its history – to construct a research library on the grounds of George Washington’s historic estate.  [Washington Post]

The Philadelphia Orchestra, facing severe financial problems …

News Briefing: U.N. Aid Chief ‘Disappointed’ with Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
February 18, 2010 – 11:06 am | One Comment

The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief coordinator is “disappointed” with Haiti earthquake relief efforts.  [Washington Post]

Google donates $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation.  [Washington Post]

Working with the Points of Light Foundation, Disney offers a free …

News Briefing: Citing Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Washington Archdiocese Ends Foster-Care Program
February 17, 2010 – 10:09 am | No Comment

The U.N. says that U.S. restrictions designed to stop terrorists in Somalia from diverting aid are hurting humanitarian operations.  [Associated Press]

Honolulu may consider changing the property tax break for nonprofit organizations.  [Honolulu Advertiser]

The Catholic Archdiocese …

News Briefing: University and Pickens Sue Over Fund-Raising Plan
February 16, 2010 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

Oklahoma State University and T. Boone Pickens, an alumnus and one of its largest donors, have sued a life insurance company over a fundraising plan that out took policies on alumni with the aim of …

News Briefing: Small Fund-Raisers for Victims Start to Add Up
February 12, 2010 – 10:52 am | No Comment

Much of the money raised for Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake has not yet been spent.  [ABC News]

Thousands of tiny fundraisers to gather donations for Haiti are taking place in bars, schools, and …

News Briefing: Two Charities Start Fund to Help Haitians in New York
February 11, 2010 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

The Brooklyn Community Foundation and the United Way of New York City announce the start of the NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund.  [New York Times]

The Boston Foundation raises $2 million in Haiti relief …


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