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The Last Issue—December 3, 2008

people news, grants, reports & research from the week  


Letter from the Editor

The current economic downturn has every organization reviewing how and why it does all aspects of its business. Here at the Council, we are closely examining all our communication vehicles to ensure they address the current and future needs of our members.


From communication surveys, we know that most foundations look to Breaking News as a top source of information about the philanthropic field. However, although readers enjoy This Week in Philanthropy (TWIP), it is not a vital source of information. That is why this will be the last issue of TWIP.
 
In deciding to stop publishing TWIP, we sought a more useful and compelling replacement, and last week we launched a new bi-monthly e-journal,  Thought>Action>Impact.
 
We intend the TAI journal to be a valued and dynamic forum for differing views on issues relevant to the philanthropic field. TAI will give expression to some of the most influential leaders and new voices from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, on topics that are timely and matter most to you.
 
We hope you have enjoyed TWIP; but even more, we hope you will find Thought>Action>Impact to be an indispensable source of information, inspiration and resources.


 

Council Launches New Resources for Weathering the Economy 
Website and Online Thought Journal Added to Resource Arsenal

Council on Foundations

“Our new website, Economic Xchange, offers information, resources, and other tools and solicits your feedback. Our new, bi-monthly e-journal, Thought>Action>Impact, devotes its inaugural issue to examining the economy. Visit this dynamic, online platform to access tools and resources and learn how your colleagues are responding to the economic crisis.”

Charity Groups Finding Savior in Foundation 

Los Angeles Business Journal
By David Haldane

“In a move that could have big repercussions in L.A.’s world of philanthropy, one of the area’s largest charitable foundations is departing from tradition by giving grants—not for programs but for operating expenses—to financially battered nonprofits. The Los Angeles-based Weingart Foundation, which distributes about $45 million annually in Southern California, is expected to announce Monday that it will offer unusual ‘core support’ to underwrite administrative costs for social service agencies that provide necessities such as food, shelter and health care to the region’s poor, unemployed and sick.”

Girl Turns $20 into $500 for Flood Recovery 

The Gazette (Iowa)
By Jeff Raasch

“Six-year-old Jacqueline Juett used a rather direct approach as she turned $20 into a donation of more than $500 for flood recovery. ‘Gimme 20 bucks,’ the blonde-haired girl from Mount Vernon would say. Her tactic worked, and on Monday she gave a check for $516.46 to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Foundation President and CEO Dan Baldwin couldn't recall a donation from anyone as young as Jacqueline. ‘It's the purest form of the human spirit,’ he said.”

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