Nonprofit 911 – a coalition to help Washington region’s charities weather crisis

 nonprofit911
> On Dec 15, 2008, a coalition of eight regional organizations convened “Nonprofit 911” to bring over 500 foundation, nonprofit, business, and government leaders together to develop a plan of action that redefines how the nonprofit sector operates in this new fiscal reality. Visit the Nonprofit 911 Network to continue the conversation.

Washington Coalition Formed to Help Charities Weather the Economic Crisis (Chronicle, 12/15) – “The foundation community understands that there’s a fragile social nonprofit sector that has become even more fragile,” said Tamara Lucas Copeland.
Nonprofit Groups Forced To Do More With Less (NPR, 12/15)
Local Nonprofit Leaders Meet to Address Recession (WAMU, 12/15)

BERNARD MADOFF
Giant Wall St. Fraud Leaves Charities Reeling (NYTimes, 12/15) – JEHT Foundation and at least two others close their doors.
Washington charity among Bernard Madoff victims (WBJ, 12/16) – The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington had $10 million invested with Bernard Madoff.

PEOPLE
Changes at the Meyer Foundation – “Albert Ruesga has been named President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation.” “Kathy Freshley…has announced her retirement at the end of February 2009.”
Interview: Annette Gantt, new president and CEO of the Earth Conservation Corps (Examiner, 12/15)

HOUSING
In D.C., Trying to Curb 10-Year Wait for Housing (WaPo, 12/16)

BUDGETS
Fairfax budget shortfall nears $650 million (Examiner, 12/16) – “$200 million larger than what officials projected six months ago”