Executive Issues

Philanthropy Sector Keeps Giving, Despite Recession
September 24, 2009

September 22, 2009, BusinessNorth Executives — When the stock market dropped 38.5 percent last fall, U.S. foundations lost nearly $200 billion, or 30 percent of their assets. Not only were their own investments affected, but giving from corporations and individuals also declined.

Entrepreneurs' Gloom Contradicts Wall Street Optimism
September 24, 2009

KANSAS CITY, September 22, 2009 — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced the results of a new survey of American entrepreneurs showing that entrepreneurs and small businesses continue to struggle despite increasing optimism on Wall Street. One week before Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made the statement that the recession is "very likely over," two-thirds of entrepreneurs reported that the economy is heading in the wrong direction.

Less Money to Be Pledged at Bill Clinton's Summit
September 23, 2009

NEW YORK, September 21, 2009, Reuters — The international financial crisis will result in less money pledged to tackle global problems at former U.S. President Bill Clinton's philanthropic summit this week and there will likely be more U.S.-focused plans because of the recession, organizers say.

Charitable Giving Touted as a Way to Improve Feds' Image
September 22, 2009

September 21, 2009, Government Executive — As the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign kicks into gear this month, the government's top personnel official is urging agencies to consider the charity fundraising drive as a way to improve the image of government workers and boost recruitment and retention.

A Lifeline for Victims of Violence Needs One of Its Own
September 21, 2009

September 20, 2009, The Washington Post — Anne Garcia tried to read aloud a letter of thanks from a woman who had been saved from an abusive husband, but she kept having to stop, mouth trembling. Other staff members at WEAVE, a D.C. nonprofit organization that has provided legal and emotional help to tens of thousands of victims of domestic violence over the past 13 years, stifled sobs.

Jewish Groups Facing Change
September 21, 2009

September 20, 2009, The Boston Globe — Since she was a child, Lauren Cherkas couldn’t wait to get to Temple Tifereth Israel.