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Activists Join Hands on the Sand to Protest Oil Policy
By Tom Watson on June 7, 2010 | No Comment
Activists Join Hands on the Sand to Protest Oil Policy

Mark June 26th on your calendars and hope for good beach weather – if you want to see a change in national energy policy, that is. That’s the day that the dream of a Florida …

Philanthropic Response to Gulf Oil Disaster: Is It Enough? (Updated)
By Tom Watson on June 1, 2010 | 3 Comments
Philanthropic Response to Gulf  Oil Disaster: Is It Enough? (Updated)

While the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues amidst growing anger at British Petroleum – and the Federal government’s inability to force a resolution to the disaster – nonprofit organizations have shifted …

News Briefing: Nonprofit Groups Spin Off Green Ventures
By Kate Golden on November 4, 2009 | No Comment

Nonprofit groups launch for-profit ventures that teach skills for green jobs.  [New York Times]

The NAACP attempts to reach beyond its core black community.  [Washington Post]

The California attorney general has raised nearly $10 million for two …

News Briefing: Jay-Z to Give Sept. 11 Benefit Concert in NYC
By Kate Golden on August 31, 2009 | No Comment

Jay-Z will hold a September 11th benefit concert in New York City.  [Associated Press]

A new nonprofit group in San Jose will help to fill a void in park services that continue to be targeted for …

News Briefing: For Agassi, Cheers for Work Off the Court
By Kate Golden on August 28, 2009 | No Comment

The school Andre Agassi founded draws a visit from the Secretary of Education.  [New York Times]

The Will Rogers Ranch Foundation asks the California Department of Parks and Recreation to allow it to manage and operate …

News Briefing: With Success of High Line, Dual Rewards for Executive
By Kate Golden on August 26, 2009 | No Comment

The president and executive director of Friends of the High Line is one of the most generously compensated leaders of the ten major park conservancies in the city.  [New York Times]

World Vision's Richard Stearns sets …

News Briefing: Shakira Makes Education Her Mission
By Kate Golden on June 8, 2009 | No Comment

Shakira advances the cause of early-childhood development through a loose union of Ibero-American singers.  [New York Times Magazine]

The nonprofit group Greening of Detroit pushes urban reforestation.  [Associated Press]

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra receives a $1 million …

News Briefing: Environmental Foundation Expires, as It Always Wanted
By Kate Golden on May 29, 2009 | No Comment

The Beldon Fund closes its doors, as it always planned to do, after spending about $120 million strengthening environmental organizations.  [New York Times]

College graduates apply in record numbers to Teach for America.  [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

News Briefing: Lawyer Who Was Hired by Yankees Sues the Team’s Bronx Community Charity
By Kate Golden on April 1, 2009 | No Comment

The Gates Foundation announces a $48 million collaboration with the National Science Foundation to fund research on ways to make crops resistant to drought, disease, and pests.  [Seattle Times]

A lawyer hired by the Yankees to …

News Briefing: Foundation Won’t Disclose Bush Library Donors
By Kate Golden on January 6, 2009 | No Comment

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation leads a group in suing the EPA.  [Washington Post]

Bush orders an immediate airlift to deliver vehicles and equipment to Darfur.  [New York Times]

The George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation will not …

News Briefing: Former Microsoft Exec is New Gates Foundation CEO
By Kate Golden on September 2, 2008 | No Comment

Jeff Raikes takes over at the Gates Foundation.  [Associated Press]

A London-based coalition launches funding scheme to address concerns about existing trade in carbon credits.  [Reuters]

North Korea needs $503 million in food aid between now and …

News Briefing: World War II Camp Preservation Proves Difficult
By Kate Golden on July 28, 2008 | No Comment

As the seventh anniversary of the Clinton Foundation’s arrival in Harlem approaches, community wounds with the former president need to be healed.  [New York Times]

Princeton Review’s annual guide to colleges will now include a "green …

News Briefing: Carell Hosts Charity Screening of `Get Smart’
By Kate Golden on June 20, 2008 | One Comment

Steve Carell hosts a charity screening of ‘Get Smart.’  [Associated Press]

Japanese police arrested two Greenpeace activists on suspicion of stealing about fifty pounds of whale meat.  [Associated Press]

The ACLU files a request in Dallas to …

News Briefing: Bush Offers Navy Units, Criticizes Junta as Storm Aid Begins to Reach Rangoon
By Kate Golden on May 7, 2008 | No Comment

A Long Island philanthropist and fundraiser for Israeli charities is at the center of a growing storm surrounding Ehud Olmert.  [New York Times]

A nonprofit group releases its second annual ranking of 56 consumer companies on …

News Briefing: Hollywood Eagerly Embraces Environmental Cause
By Kate Golden on April 22, 2008 | No Comment

PETA to pay $1 million to the first person to produce in vitro meat that is commercially viable.  [Associated Press]

On Earth Day, some wonder if Hollywood is doing enough for the environment.  [Reuters]

Under pressure from …

News Briefing: A.C.L.U. and State Branch Spar
By Kate Golden on April 2, 2008 | No Comment

Ted Turner launches a $200 million partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the United Methodist Church to fight malaria in Africa.  [Associated Press]

Robert Redford advocates for more arts funding from …

News Briefing: Charities Vie for Prizes in Online Giving Experiment
By Kate Golden on January 31, 2008 | No Comment

An experimental online fundraising contest sponsored by the Case Foundation seeks to demonstrate the power of grass-roots philanthropy.  [New York Times]

The National Science Foundation announces a $50 million grant to a collaboration of botanists and …

News Briefing: Learning to Mix Business With Art
By Kate Golden on January 30, 2008 | No Comment

Philanthropy feeds dozens of Washington’s top think tanks.  [New York Times]

An anonymous donor gives $130 million to rebuild hundreds of schools and shelters destroyed by the cyclone along Banladesh’s southwest coast.  [Associated Press]

Crossroads, a new …

News Briefing: Founder of a Nonprofit Is Punished by Its Board
By Kate Golden on January 8, 2008 | No Comment

Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, faces the prospect of losing its accreditation.  [New York Times]

Yale plans on spending $1.15 billion of its endowment in fiscal year 2009 in order to provide more financial aid, bolster …

News Briefing: Gift to Smithsonian Is Rescinded
By Kate Golden on November 19, 2007 | No Comment

The American Petroleum Institute has rescinded a controversial $5 million gift to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Initiative exhibition hall.  [New York Times]

Clinton Foundation raised more than $135 million last year; …


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