“Nonprofits Brace for Slowdown in Giving” [News, 9/22]


SOCIAL PROFIT COMMUNITY
Nonprofits Brace for Slowdown in Giving (WSJ, 9/22) – With the crisis seemingly peaking shortly before the holidays, “It’s a real challenge,” said Melissa Berman, president and chief executive of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. “For many charities, half of their income or more can come in during the final two months of the year.””
Nonprofits gird for loss of funding (BostonGlobe, 9/22)
Steve Gunderson’s tells the NYTimes that its article on donor-advised funds really should have mentioned those offered by community foundations.
MacArthur “genius award” winners to be announced tomorrow. [Cross your fingers!!]

HOMELESSNESS
D.C. Council Probes Fenty Plan to Move Homeless (WaPo, 9/20)
‘Tent cities’ of homeless on the rise across the US (Telegraph, 9/20)

AGING
Op-ed:
Leaving Seniors Behind in D.C. (WaPo, 9/21) – Budget increases for the D.C. Office on Aging are far lower than the inflation rate. “Perhaps the mayor and city administrators should try to survive on a monthly Social Security income of $600 to see the value of the D.C. Office on Aging.”

HONORS
AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide Program Honored With Highest Accolade From IRS… (wire, 9/19) -“second time in the history of the award that the IRS has given this award to an external organization.”

WORKFORCE
Unemployment up in D.C., Maryland and Virginia (WBJ, 9/19)

DC SCHOOLS
D.C. School Rolls Decline 8 Percent, Preliminary Tally Shows (WaPo, 9/20)