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MAJOR NEWS STORIES (April 20-26, 2009)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

GENERAL

“Helping Themselves: With fewer donations and declining investments, nonprofits are thinking creatively about cutting costs and raising revenue.” By Shelly Banjo. Wall Street Journal. April 22, 2009. See complete Wall Street Journal Report on corporate survival strategies in this recession, “Weathering the Storm.”

“Eating From the Hand That Bites You.” By Howard Husock. Wall Street Journal. April 24, 2009. Conservative scholar opines on the perils of government support for nonprofits.

ARTS & CULTURE

“My Sports Bra Is Where, Exactly? As Sports Museum Goes Bankrupt, Feds Seize Hundreds of Items; Richard Petty’s Sunglasses.” By Reed Albergotti. Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2009.

“Who Should Own the World’s Antiquities?” By Hugh Eakin. New York Review of Books. May 14, 2009. This review-essay of James Cuno’s Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage (Princeton) explores the struggle between “encyclopedic” museums and nations seeking to repatriate their cultural treasures.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

“Mass. CEOs pledge to help create ‘sustainable economy’.” By Jillian Jorgensen. Boston Globe. April 24, 2009. Reacting to public anger over corporate abuses, CEOs of Massachusetts firms pledge to focus on business practices that consider not just profits, but people, and the environment.

EDUCATION

“Charter Schools Weigh Freedom Against the Protection of a Union.” By Jennifer Medina. The New York Times. April 21, 2009. Some former charter school boosters are reconsidering the role of unions in securing voice for teachers in education reform.

“City Tries New Tactic to Convert Catholic Schools to Charter Schools.” By Javier C. Hernandez. The New York Times. April 22, 2009. Report on the city’s efforts to circumvent New York State’s ban on the conversation of private schools to charter schools.

“Ivy League Lessons: Can college endowments—even now—teach the individual investor?” By Dave Kansas. Wall Street Journal. April 22, 2009. Matthew Tuttle’s How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market (Wiley) is a celebration of the spectacularly profitable risk-taking investment strategies of Ivy League endowment managers. This review examines Tuttle’s conclusions in the light of the current economic crisis.

“Universities Increase Financial Aid Levels; Despite shrinking endowments, schools to meet student need.” By Athena Y Jiang and June Q. Wu. Harvard Crimson. April 23, 2009. Despite endowment losses of 30% or more, the elite private universities plan to keep their promises to increase scholarship aid.

“So You Want to Be a Professor.” By Naomi Schaefer Riley. Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2009. This opinion piece critiques current employment practices in higher education, particularly the use (and abuse) of adjuncts and other part-timers.

“Brandeis to give Rose Art Museum reprieve until fall; Backers question committee’s work.” By Tracy Jan. Boston Globe. April 24, 2009. Continuing debate on Brandeis University’s efforts to close its art museum and sell its collection — a move that has outraged donors and the museum community.

GOVERNANCE

“A Limited Love of Liberty; A former ACLU board member says that the organization has lost its way.”
By John Leo. Wall Street Journal. April 24, 2009. Review of Wendy Kaminer’s Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity, and the ACLU (Beacon), a study of mission drift and board conflict.

“How Business Schools Have Failed Business; Why not more education on the responsibility of boards?” By Michael Jacobs. Wall Street Journal. April 24, 2009.

HEALTH CARE

“Wellness Community gone, but questions persist: Internal strife, unpaid bills spelled the end for treasured Newton facility. By Patricia Wen. Boston Globe. April 25, 2009.

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

“Amendment Gives Religious Organizations Exemption To Same-Sex Ruling.” By Diana Altimari. Hartford Courant. April 23, 2009. As usual, religious bodies get a free pass when it comes to discrimination.

PHILANTHROPY

“Dogs Get Small Bite of Helmsley Grants.” By Mike Spector. Wall Street Journal. April 22, 2009. Despite Leona Helmsley’s desire to devote her multi-billion dollar charity to dogs, her trustees, given discretion by the courts, make first grants to medical education and research, to homeless shelters, food banks and emergency-services programs in New York, and to causes promoting youth educational opportunities and environmental-conservation. Of $136 million distributed, only one million goes to the dogs (via the ASPCA).

“Family Charities Shift Assets to Donor Funds; Givers Gain Cost, Tax Benefits But Sacrifice Some Control; Leaving Paperwork to Others.” By Mike Spector. Wall Street Journal. April 22, 2009.

“New Group Is Formed to Sponsor Native Arts.” By Robin Pogrebin. New York Times. April 22, 2009. The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a new funder of work by American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native artists is being established with an initial $10 million from the Ford Foundation.

“New Unrest on Campus as Donors Rebel.” By John Hechinger. Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2009. Donors and beneficiaries protest as financially strapped colleges and universities seek to divert restricted funds to meet pressing institutional needs.

“Annenberg’s New Gallery Space.” By Arnie Cooper. Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2009.
Review of the Annenberg Space for Photography gallery recently opened as part of its Los Angeles office complex.

“Foundation of The Times Suspends Gift Program.” By Stephanie Strom. The New York Times. April 24, 2009. Hard times force New York Times and Boston Globe Foundations to suspend grantmaking.

“Anonymous Donor Gives Millions to Colleges.” By Lisa W. Foderaro. The New York Times. April 25, 2009. See also “Colleges bewildered by anonymous major gifts; One caveat: Don’t try to identify donor.” By Justin Pope. Boston Globe/ Associated Press. April 24, 2009. Over the past two months, a dozen colleges and universities have received over $70 million in donations from a mysterious anonymous donor. Most of the money is earmarked for women and minority scholarship.

“Raising Bill Gates.” By Robert A. Guth. Wall Street Journal. April 25, 2009. Profile of Bill Gates based on unique interviews of family and friends.

RELIGION

“Probe of preachers’ finances is ongoing.” By Christopher Quinn. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 23, 2009. Report on progress of Senate Finance Committee’s investigation of the lavish lifestyles of some evangelical preachers.

“New Riverside Pastor’s Compensation Splits Congregation.” By Paul Vitello. The New York Times. April 23, 2009. $600K salary outrages parishioners of New York’s liberal Riverside Church.

“No Word From I.R.S. on Protest by Pastors.” The New York Times/Associated Press. April 26, 2009. Hoping to initiate a test case, on the eve of the presidential election, conservative pastors in 22 states defied the IRS by making endorsements from their pulpits. To-date, the agency seems to be avoiding a costly and embarrassing court battle.

VOLUNTEERING

“More older Americans signing on to volunteer abroad.” By Stephanie Chen. CNN. April 23, 2009

MAJOR NEWS STORIES (April 20-26, 2009)

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

GENERAL

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124025204612335931.html

“Helping Themselves: With fewer donations and declining investments, nonprofits are thinking creatively about cutting costs and raising revenue.” By Shelly Banjo. Wall Street Journal. April 22, 2009. See complete Wall Street Journal Report, “Weathering the Storm.” http://online.wsj.com/public/page/recession-survival-strategies-042309.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124054215581251539.html

“Eating From the Hand That Bites You.” By Howard Husock. Wall Street Journal. April 24, 2009. Conservative scholar opines on the perils of government support for nonprofits.

ARTS & CULTURE

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124045622666146669.html

“My Sports Bra Is Where, Exactly? As Sports Museum Goes Bankrupt, Feds Seize Hundreds of Items; Richard Petty’s Sunglasses.” By Reed Albergotti. Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2009.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22657

“Who Should Own the World’s Antiquities?” By Hugh Eakin. New York Review of Books. May 14, 2009. This review-essay of James Cuno’s Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage explores the struggle between “encyclopedic” museums and nations seeking to repatriate their cultural treasures.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2009/04/24/mass_ceos_pledge_to_help_create_sustainable_economy/

“Mass. CEOs pledge to help create ‘sustainable economy’.” By Jillian Jorgensen. Boston Globe. April 24, 2009. Reacting to public anger over corporate abuses, CEOs of Massachusetts firms pledge to focus on business practices that consider not just profits, but people, and the environment.

EDUCATION

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/education/21kipp.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=charter schools&st=cse
“Charter Schools Weigh Freedom Against the Protection of a Union.” By Jennifer Medina.
The New York Times. April 21, 2009. Some former charter school boosters are reconsidering the role of unions in securing voice for teachers in education reform.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/education/22charter.html?scp=4&sq=charter%20schools&st=cse

“City Tries New Tactic to Convert Catholic Schools to Charter Schools.” By Javier C. Hernandez. The New York Times. April 22, 2009. Report on the city’s efforts to circumvent New York State’s ban on the conversation of private schools to charter schools.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124035692197940977.html

“Ivy League Lessons: Can college endowments—even now—teach the individual investor?” By Dave Kansas. Wall Street Journal. April 22, 2009. Matthew Tuttle’s How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market (Wiley) is a celebration of the spectacularly profitable risk-taking investment strategies of Ivy League endowment managers. This review examines Tuttle’s conclusions in the light of the current economic crisis.

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=527833

“Universities Increase Financial Aid Levels; Despite shrinking endowments, schools to meet student need.” By Athena Y Jiang and June Q. Wu. Harvard Crimson. April 23, 2009. Despite endowment losses of 30% or more, the elite private universities plan to keep their promises to increase scholarship aid.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124054131801151501.html

“So You Want to Be a Professor.” By Naomi Schaefer Riley. Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2009. This opinion piece critiques current employment practices in higher education, particularly the use (and abuse) of adjuncts and other part-timers.

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2009/04/24/brandeis_to_give_rose_art_museum_reprieve_until_fall/

“Brandeis to give Rose Art Museum reprieve until fall; Backers question committee’s work.” By Tracy Jan. Boston Globe. April 24, 2009. Continuing debate on Brandeis University’s efforts to close its art museum and sell its collection — a move that has outraged donors and the museum community.

GOVERNANCE

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124052903980550357.html

“A Limited Love of Liberty; A former ACLU board member says that the organization has lost its way.” By John Leo. Wall Street Journal. April 24, 2009. Review of Wendy Kaminer’s Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity, and the ACLU: a study of mission drift and board conflict.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124052874488350333.html

“How Business Schools Have Failed Business; Why not more education on the responsibility of boards?” By Michael Jacobs. Wall Street Journal. April 24, 2009.

HEALTH CARE

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/04/25/wellness_community_gone_but_questions_persist/

“Wellness Community gone, but questions persist: Internal strife, unpaid bills spelled the end for treasured Newton facility. By Patricia Wen. Boston Globe. April 25, 2009.

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-same-sex-marriage-0423.artapr23,0,3521923.story

“Amendment Gives Religious Organizations Exemption To Same-Sex Ruling.” By Diana Altimari. Hartford Courant. April 23, 2009. As usual, religious bodies get a free pass when it comes to discrimination.

PHILANTHROPY

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124033965884339849.html#mod=todays_us_page_one

“Dogs Get Small Bite of Helmsley Grants.” By Mike Spector. Wall Street Journal. April 22, 2009. Despite Leona Helmsley’s desire to devote her multi-billion dollar charity to dogs, her trustees, given discretion by the courts, make first grants to medical education and research, to homeless shelters, food banks and emergency-services programs in New York, and to causes promoting youth educational opportunities and environmental-conservation. Of $136 million distributed, only one million goes to the dogs (via the ASPCA).

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124036165997141685.html#mod=todays_us_personal_journal

“Family Charities Shift Assets to Donor Funds; Givers Gain Cost, Tax Benefits But Sacrifice Some Control; Leaving Paperwork to Others.” By Mike Spector. Wall Street Journal. April 22, 2009.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/arts/22native.html?sq=native%20arts&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1240430510-NtoVUMWeE/1PYaMrg7QpGA

“New Group Is Formed to Sponsor Native Arts.” By Robin Pogrebin. New York Times. April 22, 2009. The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a new funder of work by American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native artists is being established with an initial $10 million from the Ford Foundation.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124043394794145007.html

“New Unrest on Campus as Donors Rebel.” By John Hechinger. Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2009. Donors and beneficiaries protest as financially strapped colleges and universities seek to divert restricted funds to meet pressing institutional needs.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124043954393745231.html

“Annenberg’s New Gallery Space.” By Arnie Cooper. Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2009.
Review of the Annenberg Space for Photography gallery recently opened as part of its Los Angeles office complex.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/24/nyregion/24foundation.html?scp=6&sq=New%20York%20Times%20Foundation&st=cse

“Foundation of The Times Suspends Gift Program.” By Stephanie Strom. The New York Times.
April 24, 2009. Hard times force New York Times and Boston Globe Foundations to suspend grantmaking.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/education/25donor.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=anonymous%20donor&st=cse

“Anonymous Donor Gives Millions to Colleges.” By Lisa W. Foderaro. The New York Times.
April 25, 2009. See also http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2009/04/24/colleges_bewildered_by_anonymous_major_gifts/
“Colleges bewildered by anonymous major gifts; One caveat: Don’t try to identify donor.” By Justin Pope. Boston Globe/ Associated Press. April 24, 2009. Over the past two months, a dozen colleges and universities have received over $70 million in donations from a mysterious anonymous donor. Most of the money is earmarked for women and minority scholarship.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124061372413054653.html

“Raising Bill Gates.” By Robert A. Guth. Wall Street Journal. April 25, 2009. Profile of Bill Gates based on unique interviews of family and friends.

RELIGION

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2009/04/23/preachers0423.html

“Probe of preachers’ finances is ongoing.” By Christopher Quinn. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 23, 2009. Report on progress of Senate Finance Committee’s investigation of the lavish lifestyles of some evangelical preachers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/23/nyregion/23riverside.html?scp=2&sq=riverside%20church&st=cse

“New Riverside Pastor’s Compensation Splits Congregation.” By Paul Vitello. The New York Times. April 23, 2009. $600K salary outrages parishioners of New York’s liberal Riverside Church.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/us/politics/26churches.html?hpw

“No Word From I.R.S. on Protest by Pastors. The New York Times/Associated Press. April 26, 2009. Hoping to initiate a test case, on the eve of the presidential election, conservative pastors in 22 states defied the IRS by making endorsements from their pulpits. To-date, the agency seems to be avoiding a costly and embarrassing court battle.

VOLUNTEERING

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/04/23/older.volunteers.abroad/index.html

“More older Americans signing on to volunteer abroad.” By Stephanie Chen. CNN. April 23, 2009

MAJOR NEWS STORIES (April 6-April 12, 2009)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

General

“Survival of the Fittest? Charities, foundations struggle over restructuring in sour economy.” By Ben Gose. Chronicle of Philanthropy. April 9, 2009.

“IRS Count of American Charities Can’t Tell How Many Are Active, Defunct, or Dormant.”
By Ben Gose. Chronicle of Philanthropy.April 9, 2009.

Arts & Culture

“Home Is Where You Hang Your Debt.” By Claudia La Rocco. The New York Times. April 5, 2009.

“Making Music With Less.” By Phillip Lutz. The New York Times. March 22, 2009.

“ArtBabble Site Opens Window to World of Museums.” By Kate Taylor. The New York Times. April 7, 2009.

“Mapping the Cultural Buzz: How Cool Is That?” By Melena Ryzik. The New York Times. April 7, 2009.

“D.C. Philharmonic Concerts Postponed.” By Anne Midgette. Washington Post. April 9, 2009.

Education

“Endowment may fall by 30 percent.” By Chetan Narain. Daily Princetonian. April 7, 2009.

“A Rich Education for Summers (After Harvard).” By Louise Story. The New York Times. April 6, 2009.

“Weill Gives Cornell $170 Million, Well Ahead of Schedule.” By A.G. Sulzberger. The New York Times. April 7, 2009.

“Tufts launches volley against bid to unionize.” By Tracy Jan. Boston Globe. April 11, 2009.

Health Care

“Are hospitals passing off their low-profit patients? Stroger pays for transfers from non-profit hospitals getting tax breaks.” By Jason Grotto and Bruce Japsen. Chicago Tribune.
April 10, 2009.

Media

“Will The Boston Globe Get a White Knight?” DealBook – A Financial News Service of The New York Times. April 6, 2009.

“A.P. Seeks to Rein in Sites Using Its Content.” By Richard Perez-Pena. The New York Times. April 7, 2009.

“AP ups stupidity quotient another 16,000 notches.” By Kos. Daily Kos. Apr 09, 2009.

Non-Charitables

“The Downturn Threatens Clubs and Their Clubbiness Private City and Country Associations Tussle With Declining Membership, Revenue and a Mounting Cachet Crunch.” By Brenda Cronin. Wall Street Journal. April 9, 2009.

NGOs

“Reaching across borders.” By Rebecca Knight. Financial Times. April 12 2009.

Major Nonprofit Stories (3/16/09-3/22/09)

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

General

“Giving and Taxes.” Editorial. The New York Times. March 20, 2009.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/20/opinion/20fri1.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

Arts & Culture

Hartford’s Cultural Institutions Take Steps To Weather Economic Storm.” By Frank Rizzo. Hartford Courant. March 22, 2009.

“Cash-Strapped ATL Shakespeare Co: To Be or Not To Be?” By Richard Eldredge. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. March 20, 2009,

“Master Chorale to Shut Down in May.” By Anne Midgette. Washington Post. March 20, 2009.

“Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announces pay cuts.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution. March 19, 2009.

“Powerful alderman threatens Art Institute subsidy over admission fee increase.” By Hal Dardick. Chicago Tribune. March 18, 2009.

“Arts Groups Lose Out in Fight for Funds.” By Mike Spector. Wall Street Journal. March 18, 2009.

“Bill Seeks to Regulate Museums’ Art Sales.” By Robin Pogrebin. The New York Times.
March 18, 2009.

“Getty Trust to slash budget as investments tumble: Its portfolio dropped 25% during the last half of 2008, from $6 billion to $4.5 billion.” By Mike Boehm. Los Angeles Times. March 16, 2009.

Charity/Philanthropy

“As Detroit Struggles, Foundations Shift Mission.” By Stephanie Strom. The New York Times. March 22, 2009.

“Downturn slows elite charity events; Even regulars fear taking on pledges.” By Stephanie Ebbert. Boston Globe. March 20, 2009.

“Taxes Not Seen as Making the Rich Flee New York.” By Nicholas Confessore. The New York Times. March 19, 2009.

“Study Shows First-Time Online Donors Often Do Not Return.” By Stephanie Strom. The New York Times. March 18, 2009.

Education

“Harvard to reduce dependence on drawing from endowment.” By Tracy Jan. Boston Globe. March 20, 2009.

“HKS Allows Article Access.” By Niha S. Jain. Harvard Crimson. 3/18/2009

“Rose Clan Protests Brandeis Proposal: Family Demands Art Museum Stay Open to Public.” By Geoff Edgers. Boston Globe. March 17, 2009.

Health Care

“To stave off layoffs, Beth Israel doctors agree to give $350K Department heads also ask other staff to donate money.” By Jeffrey Krasner. Boston Globe. March 20, 2009.

“Milton Hospital finances in a bind Investments, patient drop-off taking toll.” By Jeffrey Krasner. Boston Globe. March 17, 2009.

Housing

“Habitat Adds Demolition to Its Mission.” By Monica Davey. The New York Times. March 19, 2009.

In Memoriam

“Martin Knowlton, Co-Founder of Elderhostel, Is Dead at 88.” By William Grimes. The New York Times. March 20, 2009.

Law & Public Policy

“Charities Give to State Campaigns, Despite Law.” By Danny Hakin & Jeremy W. Peters. The New York Times. March 17, 2009.

Religion

“Holy War: How Catholic leaders turned a debate over church-state separation into a gay-bashing bonanza.” By Andy Bromage. New Haven Advocate. March 17, 2009.

“When the Pastor Says It’s ‘A Time to Sow.’” By Fred Barnes. Wall Street Journal. March 19, 2009.

Volunteering

“Ranks of unemployed workers fuel a surge in volunteerism.” By Heather Lalley. Boston Globe/Associated Press. March 19, 2009.

“House Passes Expansion of Programs for Service.” By David M. Herzenhorn. The New York Times. March 19, 2009.

“From Ranks of Jobless, a Flood of Volunteers.” By Julie Bosman. The New York Times. March 16, 2009.

Youth Serving Organizations

“Girl Scouts shake up the recipe; Offer new message, mission.” By Irene Sege. Boston Globe. March 21, 2009.

“Y.M.C.A. to Let Campers Choose What to Pay.” By Winnie Hu. The New York Times. March 19, 2009.

Major Nonprofit Stories (2/14/09-2/21/09)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

“Saving Federal Arts Funds: Selling Culture as an Economic Force.” New York Times.
February 16, 2009.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/16/arts/16mone.html?ref=arts

“Donors want financial transparency for churches.” Washington Post/ Associated Press.
February 13, 2009.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/13/AR2009021302601.html

“Soup-Kitchen Accounting.” New York Times. February 19, 2009.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/opinion/18granof.html?ref=opinion

“For Social Programs, Long-Awaited Boost: ‘Paradigm Shift’ Seen in Stimulus Plan.” Washington Post. February 16, 2009.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/15/AR2009021501795_pf.html

“The Arts Need Better Arguments.” Wall Street Journal. February 18, 2009.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123491199277603587.html

“Economy Hits Hard on Black Campuses.” The New York Times. February 19, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/us/19colleges.html?scp=1&sq=black%20colleges&st=cse

“Charities Now Seek Bankruptcy Protection.” The New York Times. February 20, 2009.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/20/us/20bankrupt.html?scp=1&sq=charities%20bankruptcy&st=cse

“Government Cutbacks Leave Faith-Based Services Hurting.” Washington Post. February 20, 2009.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2009/02/19/AR2009021903512.html?hpid=topnews

“Small board size facilitates discussion.” Yale Daily News. February 20, 2009.
http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/27847

“Endowment Director Is on Harvard’s Hot Seat.” The New York Times. February 21, 2009.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/21/business/economy/21harvard.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=Harvard%20endowment&st=cse

Major Nonprofit Stories of the Week (2/7/09-2/13/09)

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

“Disease Charities Pursue Cures by Investing in Drug Start-Ups.” Wall Street Journal. 2/10/09.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123422285836865433.html

“Battered Nonprofits Seek to Tap Nest Eggs.” Wall Street Journal. 2/11/09.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123432521248071761.html

“Donors Want Financial Transparency for Churches.” Washington Post. 2/13/09.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/13/AR2009021302601.html

“A Virtual Matchmaker for Volunteers.” Wall Street Journal. 1/12/09.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123439604394574921.html

Madoff Scandal’s Deep Impact On Funding for Health, Science. Wall Street Journal.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123439995182175299.html

“IRS Releases Long-Awaited Report on Hospital Pay and Services.” Chronicle of Philanthropy. 2/12/2009.
http://philanthropy.com/news/updates/index.php?id=7118
This informative story includes a link to the report itself.