“The Biz Beat; CARE chief taps business know-how.” By Henry Unger. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. November 3, 2009. Dr. Helene Gayle heads one of the most critical non-profits in the world, Atlanta-based CARE. But she’s increasingly focusing on lessons from the corporate world when directing her organization’s fight against worldwide poverty. These days, Gayle said, the line between for-profits and non-profits is blurring. Companies want to have a sustained impact if they’re going to do engage in “social responsibility.” At the same time, non-profits like CARE need corporate know-how, along with corporate money.
“Oregon forester heads national foundation’s board.” By Amy Hsuan. Oregonian. November 6, 2009. The American Forest Foundation has named Clint Bentz, a Scio forest owner, chairman of its board of trustees. The foundation, which represents 90,000 forest owners, is the oldest and largest forest landowner group in the nation. With the economy delivering a harsh blow to the timber industry, the foundation has also been focused on addressing issues of forest loss, emerging markets, climate change and taxation.