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News Briefing: Obama and Elder Bush Team Up on Call to Service
By Kate Golden on October 16, 2009 | No Comment

President Obama joins President George H.W. Bush in urging citizens to volunteer today.  [Associated Press]

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announces a $10 million gift to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  …

News Briefing: NYC Trial Over Socialite Astor’s Will Nears End
By Kate Golden on September 14, 2009 | No Comment

The trial of Brooke Astor's son is nearing its end.  [Associated Press]

Two men look to establish 9/11 as a day of service to others.  [Washington Post]

Nonprofit organizations say they are upset that Congress …

News Briefing: A Match Challenge Is Quickly Met
By Kate Golden on June 3, 2009 | No Comment

A $10 million challenge grant from Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller toward High Line Park is met by Lisa Maria and Philip Falcone.  [New York Times]

The International Research and Exchanges Board urges Tehran to …

News Briefing: Michelle Obama Encourages Spouses to Volunteer
By Kate Golden on May 1, 2009 | No Comment

Michelle Obama hopes to turn an annual White House picnic for members of Congress into a community service event for lawmakers and their families.  [Associated Press]

Los Angeles residents Bruce and Martha Karsh pledge $3 million …

News Briefing: 21 DC-Area Nonprofits Withdraw From United Way
By Kate Golden on April 30, 2009 | No Comment

Twenty-one nonprofits in the DC area suspend their memberships in the United Way.  [Washington Post]

Due to a severe decline in its assets, the Ford Foundation announces the closing of its offices in Russia and Vietnam.  …

News Briefing: Trustees Begin to Parcel Leona Helmsley’s Estate
By Kate Golden on April 23, 2009 | No Comment

The Gates Foundation will spend $57 million to improve Internet access at public libraries in Poland, Romania, and Vietnam.  [Associated Press]

Trustees of Leona Helmsley's estate distribute the first of its multi-billion dollars.  [New York Times]

Philanthropists …

News Briefing: New Group Is Formed to Sponsor Native Arts
By Kate Golden on April 22, 2009 | No Comment

A baby grand piano signed by Billy Joel is being sold to raise money for music students in New York City.  [Associated Press]

The new Native Arts and Cultures Foundation forms to support the work of …

News Briefing: In MTV Style, Mayor Urges New Yorkers to Get Out and Volunteer
By Kate Golden on April 21, 2009 | No Comment

Mayor Bloomberg announces a sweeping plan to encourage volunteerism among city residents.  [New York Times]

Nonprofits face widening vacancies in senior leadership positions.  [Wall Street Journal]

A coalition of nonprofits start a campaign to exempt lobbyists for …

News Briefing: Community Organizing Never Looked So Good
By Kate Golden on April 13, 2009 | No Comment

Our Lady of Sorrows, one of the smaller parishes in the Archdiocese of Newark, exceeds its fundraising goal for the fifth straight year.  [New York Times]

Community organizing is now seen by many young people as …

News Briefing: Senate Moves to Expand National Service Programs
By Kate Golden on March 27, 2009 | No Comment

Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim has earned as much respect as a coach as he has for his work on behalf of cancer charities.  [New York Times]

The Senate overwhelmingly approves a bill to broadly expand national …

News Briefing: From Ranks of Jobless, a Flood of Volunteers
By Kate Golden on March 16, 2009 | No Comment

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces layoffs and warns that more may follow.  [New York Times]

Sudan's president wants all international aid groups to leave his country within a year.  [Associated Press]

The newly unemployed flood nonprofit …

News Briefing: Charities Now Seek Bankruptcy Protection
By Kate Golden on February 20, 2009 | No Comment

Nonprofit groups file to reorganize or liquidate themselves under the bankruptcy code.  [New York Times]

A new Novartis malaria drug, partially funded by the Gates Foundation, tastes like cherries.  [Associated Press]

Nonprofit theaters cut staff and expand …

News Briefing: Pasadena Orchestras Lay Off Top Executives
By Kate Golden on November 6, 2008 | No Comment

The Points of Light Institute reimburses people who were unwittingly part of a scandal involving the sale of false travel packages.  [New York Times]

The Orchestras of Pasadena have laid off their two top executives.  [Los …

News Briefing: Plane Carrying Humanitarian Workers Crashes in Guatemala
By Kate Golden on August 25, 2008 | No Comment

The Peace Corps prepares to cut back on new volunteers.  [Washington Post]

Developers and landlords in New York City may spend tens of millions of dollars renovating over 100,000 apartments to comply with federal housing laws.  …

News Briefing: Testing the Waters With Internships
By Kate Golden on April 21, 2008 | No Comment

The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, Connecticut unveils a nine-month, $1.5 million restoration project.  [New York Times]

Midlife and older adults explore internships in nonprofits as a way to try something new.  [New York Times]

A …

News Briefing: Red Cross Volunteers Tell of Frustration
By Kate Golden on March 4, 2008 | No Comment

San Diego residents who volunteered with the Red Cross during the wildfires in October are frustrated with more than just the money spent on unused hotel rooms.  [San Diego Union-Tribune]

To many public health leaders, Bill …

News Briefing: California Creates Cabinet Post to Manage Volunteers
By Kate Golden on February 26, 2008 | No Comment

Charity sues Rhode Island Hospital, claims it did not honor a bequest made in 1912.  [The Boston Globe]

The New York Philharmonic plays an unprecedented concert in North Korea.  [Reuters]

Governor Schwarzenegger creates a cabinet-level office for …

News Briefing: College Donations Go Up in 2007
By Kate Golden on February 20, 2008 | No Comment

The Israel Museum opens an exhibit of important art looted by the Nazis from France and then returned after the war.  [New York Times]

Donations to colleges and universities rose to a record of nearly $30 …

News Briefing: Federal Probe of Stolen Art Goes National
By Kate Golden on January 29, 2008 | No Comment

San Francisco’s five nonprofit hospitals received $79 million in tax breaks and spent only $16 million on charity care.  [San Francisco Chronicle]

The March of Dimes has expanded its focus to include all things infant.  [Washington …

News Briefing: How Groups of the Rich Diverge in Philanthropy
By Kate Golden on December 7, 2007 | No Comment

Children along the Gulf Coast struggle with mental health problems after 2005 hurricanes.  [New York Times]

Barack Obama unveils plan to expand national service programs.  [Chicago Tribune]

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals the names of donors to …

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