What we can learn from Martin de Porres, who made philanthropy personal — charity in small ways, not grand PR-attracting gestures, with heart and hands.
“‘Brother Martin,’ writes the biographer of St.… MORE >>
Save Our Science Funding: Foundations coalesce “to bulwark high-payoff basic research” and bridge gap left by federal funding cuts.
“‘We know from history that the health of America’s scientific enterprise has a profound impact on the nation’s economy, its defense, and its discovery and innovation capability,’ says a ‘Call to Action’ signed by Conn and the chiefs of six other philanthropic foundations — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Alfred P.… MORE >>
NQ’s Rick Cohen gathers up think pieces, effecting a one-stop, pros-and-cons symposium on capping charitable tax deduction.
“One of the more successful tactics of the coalition that is fighting President Obama’s proposed 28-percent cap on the deductibility of charitable donations is its domination of editorial and op-ed pages.… MORE >>
Nonprofit MA Manufacturing Extension Partnership helps Worcester-area companies update with the times, from “lean manufacturing” to workforce training.
“When the state’s manufacturers adopt new strategies for efficiency and new technology, they prove they can prosper, even in the global marketplace, according to a top official at a Worcester-based nonprofit.” — Brian Boyd, the Worcester Telegram… MORE >>
Project is teaming U. of Kansas students with nonprofits to get them “involved in their community . . . and at the same time get practical experience working on a management problem,” says director.… MORE >>
Philadelphia school district received $6 million from nonprofit partnership group for 3 institutions, including Franklin Institute magnet school.
“The Philadelphia School Partnership, a fundraising nonprofit, awarded the district a $6 million grant yesterday to expand two district schools and one alternative program, adding 1,600 seats.” — Regina Medina, Philadelphia Daily News… MORE >>
Budget constraints at Irish universities are requiring new, more “American” ways of thinking, like raising donations from alumni.
“How Ireland’s universities are funded is a source of tension, conflict and debate.… MORE >>
Uphill climb for the “young black philanthropist”: When older generation doubts younger, proving them wrong benefits everyone.
“‘Why do you call yourselves philanthropists? That’s like calling an average student a scholar,’ a woman said to me once when she learned the label I had adopted for myself.… MORE >>
Back in Andrew Carnegie’s native land, a book, Pioneering Philanthropy, to mark the 100th anniversary of his establishing a trust there.
“Pioneering Philanthropy: 100 years of the Carnegie UK Trust… MORE >> describes some of the trust’s most interesting and wide-ranging achievements.
Facebook founder’s latest venture has raised $25 million pre-launch, is lobbying on behalf of “technology industry’s agenda” in DC.
“With a new political advocacy group that plans to inject millions of dollars into shaping public policy coast to coast, Mark Zuckerberg is taking a significant step onto the political stage, expanding his influence far beyond his home turf in Silicon Valley.… MORE >>