Burlingame, CA, August 31, 2009 — Tactical Philanthropy Advisors, an advisory firm working with wealthy individuals and families, launched today. It is headed by Sean Stannard-Stockton, co-founder of a wealth advisory firm focused on philanthropists, a columnist for the Chronicle of Philanthropy and author of the industry leading blog Tactical Philanthropy.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Washington, April 7, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The Internal Revenue Service is working to help “protect the trust and confidence” in nonprofit organizations during the current economic crisis and will be watchful of possible abuse, says Lois G. Lerner, who oversees the IRS office that monitors charities and foundations.
March 29, 2009, Chronicle of Philanthropy — The number of fund raisers attending the annual meeting of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has dropped by about 20 percent from 2008 — a drop that organizers attribute to the recession.
New Orleans, April 1, 2009, Chronicle of Philanthropy — In contrast to individual, foundation, and corporate giving, which tend to drop or remain flat during tough economic times, giving through charitable bequests usually grows during a recession, according to fund raisers.
March 31, 2009, Chronicle of Philanthropy — Assets at the nation’s largest private foundations fell by a median of 28 percent from 2007 to 2008, and 40 percent of grant makers who participated in a new Chronicle survey say they expect giving to decline in 2009.
New Orleans, March 30, 2009, Chronicle of Philanthropy — Forty-six percent of nonprofit organizations raised more money last year compared with 2007, according to preliminary findings of an annual survey, released here today by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
March 26, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — A group of foundations, social-venture funds, and international-development organizations has formed a new network to try to increase investment in and business assistance available to small and medium-sized businesses in developing countries.
The move to expand the country’s national-service programs got a significant boost on Wednesday, when the House of Representatives adopted legislation to create an array of new volunteer projects and a Senate committee approved a similar measure.