D.C. Council eases restrictions on earmarks to help social profit orgs [News, 7/22]


SOCIAL PROFIT COMMUNITY
D.C. Council eases restrictions on earmarks to help nonprofits (Examiner, 7/22) – “The council “will allow recipients to partner with a ‘fiscal agent’ who does meet the government’s conditions and can act as a pass-through for the earmarked dollars.” 2009 earmarks total over $56 million to roughly 170 organizations.
Local Perspectives on Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac (Kojo, 7/21) – Most of the discussion about impact on social profit organizations is from min. 4:50 to 9:00.
Study: Nonprofits Less Optimistic About Fundraising Climate (wire, 7/22) – Ya think?

PHILANTHROPY
WAMU covers giving circles (7/21)

GREEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING
“A year after doors opened on the city’s first green affordable housing complex [Galen Terrace], proponents say the benefits go well beyond the bottom line.” (WAMU, 7/18, via)

DC SCHOOLS
– Some Washington Teachers Union board members do not want Chancellor Rhee to speak to teachers at an informational session. (WaPo, 7/22)
Doubts Linger on Pre-K-8 Strategy (WaPo, 7/22)