Meyer Foundation announces winners of the 2008 Exponent Awards [News, 10.6]

The Meyer Foundation announces winners of the 2008 Exponent Awards, “one of the Washington region’s most prestigious prizes for nonprofits that honors visionary community leadership.” (WaPo, 10/6) – Meet the winners.

‘Fear in the voices of nonprofits’ (WBJ, 10/6) – The WBJ discusses the impact of the economy on local social profit organizations with WG President Tamara Lucas Copeland, Viki Betancourt, manager of community outreach programs for the World Bank (and WG board chair), and Joseph Suarez, director of community relations for Booz Allen Hamilton.

– In tomorrow’s USA TODAY (10/7), look for 22-page “special philanthropy bonus section”: “Sharing in the USA”

President Bush Signs Charity Tax Provisions Into Law With Bailout Bill (Chronicle, 10/3)
“legislation allows up to $100,000 donated to charities without a tax penalty when given from retirees’ individual retirement accounts. ”

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
3 Strategies Could Increase D.C. Enrollment, Study Says (WaPo, 10/6)
Interim Chief Takes The Schools’ Helm in Pr. George’s Co. (WaPo, 10/5) – William R. Hite, Jr.
Merit Pay Could Ruin Teacher Teamwork (WaPo, 10/6)

ADVOCACY
A Binding Concern for the Poor – “40 N.Va. Congregations Are Forming Interfaith Advocacy Group” (WaPo, 10/4)

FORECLOSURES
Foreclosures in Md. doubled in past year (Examiner, 10/5)

ECONOMY
Poorest Feel Downturn as Donations Fall (WaPo, 10/5)

ENVIRONMENT
Planting gardens to effect calm (BaltSun, 10/4) – featuring WG member TKF Foundation