[Md.] With a recent survey showing that over half of adults in Montgomery Co. Maryland are overweight, the county considers mandatory nutrition labels and other options. (WaPo, 9/24)
Facebook philanthropy (DailyBruin, 9/23) – “Since the Causes [application] was launched on May 25, the Cause with the most members, “Support Breast Cancer Research,” has raised over $30,000 for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.” (By the way, Facebook’s “Causes” application is the grown-up version of Project Agape, discussed here back in May.)
“How Bill Clinton became a leading brand in the giving industry” (Economist, 9/20 – via PND). Related: Mycommmitment.org: Bill Clinton’s “cross between E-Bay and Facebook for the development and philanthropy community.” (FT, 9/23).
David Nasaw: “My greatest fear is that the growth of private philanthropy may be both symptom and cause of our weakening faith in democratic government.” (WaPo, 9/23)
Lucy Bernholz: “Philanthropists Need Better Shopping Tools” (HuffPo, 9/21)
“DC Schools Shift Ninth-Graders to High Schools” (WaPo, 9/23)