“Few Latinos in leadership positions at California nonprofits.” By Joe Rodriguez. San Jose Mercury-News. November 12, 2009. While Latinos make up more than a third of California’s population, they are the least represented ethnic or racial group in nonprofit organizations throughout the state, according to a new report. In the first study of its kind, the Urban Institute said Latinos lagged significantly behind whites, Asians and blacks in nonprofit leadership and employment.
“Q&A: Civil Society to Lose Major Supporter.” No by-line. Inter Press Service News Agency. November 13, 2009. Human rights and democracy are causes that are never completely won, which is why civil society needs the support of philanthropists. This is the view of Gara LaMarche, chief executive and president of The Atlantic Philanthropies (TAP), one of the largest philanthropic foundations in the world. It spends some 400 million dollars annually in seven countries: South Africa, Vietnam, Ireland, Northern Ireland, the U.S., Bermuda and Australia.