MAJOR NONPROFIT STORIES OF THE WEEK (3/23/09-3/29/09)

General

“Are Nonprofits Trustworthy? New Opinion Survey from the Indiana Nonprofit Sector Project.” Press Release March 23, 2009.

“Financial Safety Net of Nonprofit Organizations Is Fraying, Survey Finds.” By Stephanie Strom. The New York Times. March 26, 2009. This article reports the findings of a new survey by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, America’s Nonprofits in Danger.

“Pay at Nonprofits Gets a Closer Look.” By Mike Spector & Shelly Banjo. Wall Street Journal. March 27, 2009.

Arts & Culture

“Problems Persist, but Arts Advocates See Progress Under Obama.” By Robin Pogrebin.
The New York Times. March 25, 2009.

Charity/Philanthropy

“Foundations Oppose Call to Target Grants.” By Mike Spector. Wall Street Journal. March 23, 2009.

Education

“In tough times, private schools take innovative approaches to fundraising
Independent schools in L.A. are using videos, auctions and home parties to emphasize the message that in these challenging economic times, giving is more important than ever.”
By Carla Rivera. Los Angeles Times. March 23, 2009.

“The Yale Effect Spreads Out.” By Lisa Prevost. The New York Times. March 25, 2009.

“School-Voucher Movement Loses Ground After Democratic Gains.” By Robert Tomsho. Wall Street Journal. March 25. 2009.

Health Care

“Shady AIDS Charity With a Big Web Campaign.” By Christopher Weaver. ProPublica. March 24, 2009

International/NGOs

“Aid Groups’ Expulsion, Fears of More Misery.” By Lynsey Addario & Lydia Polgreen.
The New York Times. March 23, 2009.

Law/Public Policy

“Foundation Tax-Policy Change Aims to Encourage Giving.” By Mike Spector. Wall Street Journal. March 24, 2009.

Media & Publishing

“Newspapers could get nonprofit status.” no by-line. Boston Globe/ Bloomberg News. March 25, 2009

“Consider This: NPR Achieves Record Ratings.” By Paul Farhi. Washington Post. March 24, 2009.

“Yale University Press faces setbacks.” By Katie Falloon. Yale Daily News. March 25, 2009.

Miscellany

“Sorry, Cinderella: Cuts Squeeze Gown Charity.” By Christina Binkley. Wall Street Journal. March 26, 2009.

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