With broad-appeal initiatives like the Make it Your Own Awards, 2007 Guide to Good Giving, and the Giving Challenge (launching at 3 pm today), WG member The Case Foundation is nurturing citizen-led philanthropy.
- – “Foundation Testing Potential of Philanthropy via Internet” (NYTimes, 12/13) – Starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, readers of Parade magazine and members of the Causes section of the Facebook Web site can enter a contest to win a total of $500,000 and $250,000, for their favorite charities, provided by Case.
- – “Twin Efforts Aim to Popularize Online Giving” (WaPo, 12/13) – CEO Jean Case: “We think it’s exciting to engage people at the lower ends and say: ‘You can be a philanthropist for $10.'”
Fenty, Council clash on school closures (Examiner, 12/13)
– Vincent Gray: “We look impotent and uninformed and out of the loop.”
– Marion Barry: “This [process for] school closings was not the right way to do it…There should be tremendous public debate and a process to follow that keeps us all abreast and involved every step of the way.”
– Jonetta Rose Barras (Examiner columnist): “What’s clear is that Barry and some other politicians are more vested in maintaining their place at the public trough than in the future of the District’s children.”
[Va.] Teacher pay trailing in Va. (Examiner, 12/13)
Let’s hear it for mergers (KCStar, 12/11) – I have a feeling this sector could save a ton of money by seeking out smart mergers.
– “Study Faults Charities for Veterans” (WaPo, 12/13)
– “Smithsonian Challenged to Raise More Private Funds” (WaPo, 12/13)