– 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)
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)
– 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.
[Va.] New pre-K program coming to Arlington (WBJ, 2/29)
– March 11 – CYF: Quarterly Meeting – “Summer Out-of-School Time”
– March 20 – Washington Grantmakers 101s & New CEO Reception