MAJOR STORIES (November 16-22, 2009)



A great burden grows; Charities that ease crises now face their own fight for survival.” By Susan Kinzie.

It may not be the thought that counts.” By Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Dead philanthropy? In an era when business leaders are retooling their mission and methods to be more socially responsible, and social entrepreneurs are using market mechanisms to solve social problems, is corporate philanthropy still relevant?” By On Leadership.

A different sort of holiday cheer; Lavish parties are out, but events focused on charity are in.” By Vickie Elmer.

Money is tight; give wisely.” By Michelle Singletary.

Surge of new volunteers eases nonprofits’ load.” By Robert McCartney.

Plan ahead on donations to be safe come tax time.” By Albert B. Crenshaw.

Your charity telemarketing cheat sheet.” By Michelle Singletary.

The Giving Map.” Interactive map of worthy D.C.-area charities.

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