“Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac fallout” [News, 11/3]

> Word is there’s some sort of political contest happening tomorrow. (Find polling place here.)
> Grantmakers: Attend two great events on Nov. 12

“Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac fallout” (WBJ, 10/31) – A good recap from Jonathan O’Connell of the social profit sector’s recent efforts. “Ironically, the bad mortgage debt that brought down Fannie and Freddie is now denying the Washington area the charitable contributions those companies could have provided to ease the suffering of families who are going bankrupt and losing their homes.”
> Contact your members of Congress about preserving Fannie and Freddie’s charitable giving.

Area nonprofit execs study new way to measure return (WBJ, 10/31) – “A Baltimore software company is working to create a new national model for evaluating the work of nonprofits… and has convinced some of the Washington area’s leading thinkers about philanthropy to join…”

Funders and nonprofits alike must adopt new strategies in face of economic woes (Md.DailyRecord, 10/31) – by ABAG’s Betsy Nelson

One Night to Fight For Health, Education (WaPo, 11/3) – “Fight Night has raised millions for [WG member] Fight for Children, which helps provide education and health care to D.C. children.”