Maryland budget woes (WaPo, 3/17) – Pr. George’s proposed funding for human services down 11.5%. In Montgomery County, “cuts in mental health care for children and some addiction services”… and basically, cuts in nearly every department in both counties.
> Nonprofit Montgomery budget event – April 2
City Says HIV Count Is Likely Too Low (WaPo, 3/17)
Fannie Mae Releases Fundraising Results of the 2008 Help the Homeless Program (wire, 3/16) – “$5.6 million to benefit 164 Washington metropolitan area homeless service providers”
From Ranks of Jobless, a Flood of Volunteers (NYTimes, 3/15) – “The Taproot Foundation, [which] places skilled professionals in volunteer positions, had more people sign up on one day earlier this year than in an entire month a year ago.”
Lessons for foundations from the Madoff ponzi madness (NonProfitTimes, Feb. ’09) – Were foundations the “perfect fodder for Madoff?”
Video interview with Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of venture-philanthropy firm Acumen Fund (McKinsey Quarterly, March 2009)… on moving past a traditional public-sector approach to charitable giving.
And a very happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all. Oh boy!