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Economic Challenges Persist for Nonprofits: New Report Recommends Action for Organizations
By Brian Crimmins on October 14, 2011 | No Comment
Economic Challenges Persist for Nonprofits: New Report Recommends Action for Organizations

It is unanimous that the recession was felt deeply and widely, and unfortunately we continue to feel those effects.  There is no crystal ball that can tell us when our economy will return to a …

Clinton’s Confab Shifts to Take on Economic Challenges
By Tom Watson on September 25, 2011 | No Comment
Clinton’s Confab Shifts to Take on Economic Challenges

In its early years, the Clinton Global Initiative often seemed to present a kind of Democratic administration in exile – a gentle yet important correction to the Bush White House. The former President acted as …

Social Outcomes and the Missionary Sell: Lifting Sights, Changing Norms
By Mario Morino on July 14, 2010 | No Comment
Social Outcomes and the Missionary Sell: Lifting Sights, Changing Norms

All this year, I have been writing a blue streak—here, here, and here—on the topic of “managing to outcomes.” In this, the fourth and final column in this series, I will focus on …

Note to G20 Leaders: Don’t Ignore the Poor!
By Michael Klosson on June 28, 2010 | No Comment
Note to G20 Leaders: Don’t Ignore the Poor!

Sunday, when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper held his final press conference of back-to-back G-8 and G-20 summits, reporters asked him the same questions that for three days had circulated at the international media center …

News Briefing: Michelin Employees to Volunteer in SC Schools
By Kate Golden on August 5, 2009 | No Comment

Obama ventures into northern Indiana to announce grants that will create electric cars and tens of thousands of jobs.  [Associated Press]

Michelin employees will volunteer in eight elementary schools across South Carolina.  [Associated Press]

News Briefing: Myanmar Cyclone Survivors Rely on Handouts, Struggle On
By Kate Golden on November 3, 2008 | One Comment

Six months after Cyclone Nargis, many in the worst-hit Irrawaddy delta continue to rely on handouts to stay alive.  [Reuters]

In economic crisis, the divide grows between universities with huge endowments and those that depend heavily …

News Briefing: U.S. Colleges Punished by Financial Crisis
By Kate Golden on October 31, 2008 | One Comment

As college endowments across the country continue to shrink, some schools consider raising tuition.  [Reuters]

With the economy in crisis, congregations around the country are cutting expenses.  [Associated Press]

News Briefing: U.S. Endowments Grow Wary but See Opportunities
By Kate Golden on October 24, 2008 | No Comment

Acorn’s registration numbers were wildly exaggerated.  [New York Times]

A U.N. report finds that North Korea is facing its worst food crisis in a decade.  [New York Times]

The Washington region’s network of nonprofits is ill-prepared to …

News Briefing: Economy Expected to Take a Toll on Charitable Giving
By Kate Golden on September 30, 2008 | No Comment

Several prominent foundations in the New York area have been particularly damaged by the recent collapses on Wall Street.  [New York Times]

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute chooses Robert Tjian, a professor of biochemistry and molecular …

News Briefing: Weakness in Economy Isn’t Hurting Charities
By Kate Golden on March 14, 2008 | No Comment

The Boston Ballet is shrinking its number of dancers by nearly twenty percent.  [New York Times]

Facebook is increasingly becoming a place for people to link up to civic-minded pursuits, including blood donations.  [New York Times]

Despite …

News Briefing: When a Luxury Vacation Cultivates Philanthropy
By Kate Golden on December 10, 2007 | One Comment

Growing movement to change farming subsidies will affect the lives of farmers from Africa to the U.S.  [Associated Press]

A new kind of philanthropic travel lets wealthy vacationers do good works while still enjoying fancy …

News Briefing: Ex-Wall St. Executives Go to Bat to Help Nonprofits
By Kate Golden on August 3, 2007 | No Comment

Two former Goldman Sachs partners help charities raise money for expansion.  [New York Times]

Nonprofit specializing in post-disaster reconstruction helps victims of Hurricane Katrina.  [New York Times]

Milken: Ten Years of Powerpoint and Trend-Spotting
By Tom Watson on April 25, 2007 | One Comment
Milken: Ten Years of Powerpoint and Trend-Spotting

There is some irony in the location for the annual Milken Global Conference, which this year celebrates a decade of meetings. The Beverly Hilton, a plush walled garden on busy Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly …

Capitalism and Philanthropy: the Milken View
By Tom Watson on April 23, 2007 | 2 Comments
Capitalism and Philanthropy: the Milken View

If there can be said to be a single organizing principal of this Milken Global Conference, you’d have to choose this one: its organizers’ core belief that the opening of capital markets is inherently good …

Milken Global Conference: Philanthropy on the Agenda
By Tom Watson on April 23, 2007 | No Comment
Milken Global Conference: Philanthropy on the Agenda

The Milken Global Conference celebrates its 10th year with an ambitious agenda here in Beverly Hills, as a who’s who in busines and media gather to discuss the issues of the day. Tellingly, a new …

Podcast on Philanthropic Trends
By Tom Watson on April 4, 2007 | No Comment

Our own chief analyst Dr. Susan Raymond makes her podcast debut over at Tactical Philanthropy, in a wide-ranging interview on philanthropic trends conducted by Sean Stannard-Stockton. Listen up:

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