Idea: Host a group blog for/with your grantees [News, 3/5]


CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY
Wal-Mart to make bigger, more focused grants (FT, 3/3) “three funding priorities: healthcare, environmental sustainability, and education and training for 12 to 30-year-olds”
New book: “Sustainable Value: How the World’s Leading Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good” (wire, 2/26)

GOOD IDEA?
The Evange.list blog suggests that foundations host a group blog for/with its own grantees to encourage peer-to-peer learning (2/29). My thought is, it’s free! so why not go for it and see what happens. Your thoughts?

Interview: Aleta Margolis, founder of the Center for Inspired Teaching (WBJ, 2/29) – the Center’s supporters include several Washington Grantmakers members.

“READY TO LEAD” REPORT
“The Problem With Nonprofits” – Q&A with Billy Shore of Share Our Strength (USN&WR, 3/4)
Study: Young nonprofit workers concerned about earning potential (Examiner, 3/5)

WORKFORCE
[D.C.] Sick leave for (not quite) all! … amendments: must have 12 months on job, waitstaff/most health-care workers uneligible.

EDUCATION
DC Schools Face a Host of Social Needs (WaPo, 3/5) – 117 social workers for 50,000 students.
Pilot Program: Incentive pay for teachers in Pr. George’s County (WaPo, 3/5) – funded by a federal grant. Union supported.

EARLY EDUCATION
[Va.] New pre-K program coming to Arlington (WBJ, 2/29)

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@ WG:
– March 11 – CYF: Quarterly Meeting – “Summer Out-of-School Time”
– March 20Washington Grantmakers 101s & New CEO Reception