Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What's new in Philanthropy

Articles of interest in philanthropy and nonprofits published in the last 10 days:

1. U.S. investors lack interest in companies doing good; Reuters.com, February 27, 2012
Brief Introduction: Top U.S. chief executives lamented on Monday a lack of interest from investors in their efforts to do social good and suggested the creation of a social responsibility index of companies that would help educate shareholders on the value of philanthropy.

2. Pa. Senators move to curb lawmakers' nonprofit ties; Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 6, 2012
Brief Introduction: Hours after a former Pennsylvania representative was convicted of misusing funds he steered to a nonprofit organization, a state Senate committee endorsed a move Monday to limit legislators’ ties to charitable groups, the Pittsburgh Tribune - Review reports.

3. Gates Foundation calls for 'wacky' new ways to say that aid works; kplu.org, March 1, 2012
Brief Introduction: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation officially calls it the Grand Challenges Exploration program and it was initially launched to fund unorthodox — some might even say "wacky" -scientific research projects aimed at solving problems in global health and development.

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