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News Briefing: A.C.L.U. Report Says Antiterror Fight Undercuts Liberty of Muslim Donors
By Kate Golden on June 16, 2009 | No Comment

An A.C.L.U. report states that the fight against terrorism has dealt a harsh blow to Muslim charities.  [New York Times]

Lawyers for the poor face layoffs across the country as local governments slash spending in these …

News Briefing: Five Convicted in Terrorism Financing Trial
By Kate Golden on November 25, 2008 | No Comment

Five leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development were convicted on all 108 criminal counts against them, including support of terrorism.  [New York Times]

The Gates Foundation expects to slow the planned growth …

News Briefing: New Way To Rate Charities Sought
By Kate Golden on November 24, 2008 | No Comment

Eli Broad offers $30 million to help rescue the Museum of Contemporary Art if the museum's trustees also increase their donations.  [New York Times]

Several of the country's highest-paid university presidents announce that they will give …

News Briefing: At Meeting, Smithsonian Practices New Openness
By Kate Golden on November 18, 2008 | No Comment

The Smithsonian Institution holds its first public board meeting as part of its new commitment to openness and accountability.  [New York Times]

The U.S. military hopes to undermine the roots of terrorism in Africa by building …

News Briefing: Ex-Official of Diabetes Foundation Is Indicted in Theft
By Kate Golden on November 14, 2008 | One Comment

A former official of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation led a false invoicing scheme that resulted in the theft of more than $1 million from the organization.  [New York Times]

The former director of a Brooklyn …

News Briefing: US Cracks Down on Islamic Charity
By Kate Golden on November 13, 2008 | No Comment

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center plans on opening and running 25 oncology centers abroad over the next decade in partnership with GE Healthcare.  [New York Times]

A group of civil rights attorneys file a federal …

News Briefing: Hurricanes Deplete Red Cross Relief Fund
By Kate Golden on September 12, 2008 | No Comment

Recent hurricanes have plunged the American Red Cross into debt.  [Associated Press]

Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts will step down in January 2009.  [Associated Press]

Bill Clinton in talks to address complaints about a …

News Briefing: Hippie Arrests Draw A.C.L.U.’s Attention
By Kate Golden on July 7, 2008 | No Comment

The A.C.L.U. will investigate the actions of federal officers who arrested five members of the Rainbow Family in western Wyoming.  [Associated Press]

Lawyers for the former leaders of a Muslim charity ask judge to dismiss the …

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: Red Cross Disaster Fund Is Depleted
By Kate Golden on June 17, 2008 | No Comment

The rising force of ethnic Chinese philanthropy is apparent in recent major gifts to U.S. universities, think tanks, and others.  [Los Angeles Times]

Kuwait rejects the U.S. Department of Treasury’s accusation that the Revival of Islamic …

News Briefing: Charity That Helped Pentagon Victims is Closing
By Kate Golden on May 6, 2008 | No Comment

West Virginia University’s Faculty Senate declares no confidence in President Mike Garrison in the aftermath of a degree scandal involving the governor’s daughter.  [Associated Press]

Save the Children issues its global report; more than 200 million …

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: Alumni Try to Keep Ohio College Open
By Kate Golden on October 23, 2007 | No Comment

A growing number of retirees insist on being paid for their volunteer work.  [New York Times]

$5 million leadership prize is awarded by new foundation to Joaquim A. Chissano, Mozambique’s second president, for his role in …

News Briefing: Holy Land Foundation Found Not Guilty of Financing Terrorism
By Kate Golden on October 22, 2007 | No Comment

Director of a Catholic charity in Southold, New York accused of stealing $700,000 in donations and thrift shop proceeds.  [Associated Press]

New York Road Runners Foundation helps 20,000 New York City schoolchildren get in shape.  [Associated …

News Briefing: Helping 9/11 Healing, Illinois Workers Craft Pentagon Memorial Components
By Kate Golden on September 11, 2007 | No Comment

The financials of the nonprofit Veterans Initiative in Inglewood are questioned after audit.  [Los Angeles Times]

One year from today, the first September 11 memorial for the nation will open near the Pentagon.  [Washington Post]

Judge rejects …

News Briefing: Audit Questions Smithsonian Spending
By Kate Golden on February 27, 2007 | No Comment

The number of $100 million (and more) donations hits record in 2006; Warren Buffett, the Gates, and John Rockefeller top list.  [USA Today]

Congress looks at Smithsonian official’s spending.  [Associated Press]

Seven philanthropies join forces to help …


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