“With Obama’s election, nonprofits aim for a seat at the table” [News, 11.7]


OBAMA/SOCIAL SECTOR
With Obama’s election, nonprofits aim for a seat at the table (NonProfitTimes, 11/5)
Charities Can Expect New Regulations and Increased Giving in an Obama Administration (Chronicle, 11/5)
What Obama’s Online Victory Means for the Social Sector (onPhilanthropy, 11/6)

PHILANTHROPY
Some Philanthropists Are No Longer Content to Work Quietly (NYTimes, 11/6) – Gray Lady discovers philanthropists discovering advocacy.
“Giving Circles” (Time, 11/5)
Booth Donates $300 Million to Chicago Business School (Bloomberg, 11/7) – Mr. Booth’s gift is expected to have little to no effect on the life of everyone. [Related]

ECONOMY
D.C. Council Mulls More Aggressive Budget Cuts (WaPo, 11/7) – “Some of the deepest cuts could come in the areas of transportation and affordable housing…”
Weinberg Foundation puts hold on new grant requests (MdDailyRecord, 11/5) – “to help the $2 billion organization better target resources during an economic downturn. ”

DC VOTING RIGHTS
With Dem victories, hope anew for voting rights in District (Examiner, 11/6)

HUNGER/NUTRITION
Food pantry feels pinch – “Bread for the City struggles for donations…” (WaTimes, 11/7)

CHILDREN
With its “Maryland Can Do Better for Children” campaign, Advocates for Children and Youth is promoting efforts to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone, a comprehensive prevention and opportunity program. ACY notes that 10 neighborhoods in Maryland account for only 2 percent of the State’s population but are taking up nearly one in seven state dollars on services for distressed families.