Tomorrow night (Saturday): Freddie Mac’s “Hoops for the Homeless 2008” [News, 9/12]


HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS
Freddie Mac’s “Hoops for the Homeless 2008” – Tomorrow night (Saturday, Sept. 13) at the Verizon Center – tickets are $5, no charge for children 12 and under. Proceeds go to these six socialprofits.
A Fresh Start for 55 Men (WaPo, 9/12) – D.C. provides apartments. “Housing First” in action (WaPo, 9/12)

SOCIAL PROFIT
Venture Philanthropy Partners closes in on $50M second fund
(WBJ, 9/12)
The Business of Giving: “Non-profit Capitalism” (Economist, 9/11) – A nonprofit IPO? “…part of a new trend to improve how non-profits are financed, so that they can escape the obsession with short-term fund-raising that is pervasive in the charitable world.”
Calvert Foundation doubles assets, hits $200M mark (WBJ, 9/12)
[Corporate] Philips: Philanthropy by Design (BusinessWeek, 9/11) – “How Philips, working with nonprofits, is tackling the low-tech needs of the world’s poor”

DC SCHOOLS
Controversial DCPS Chancellor in Second Year on Job (WAMU, 9/12)