The Wall Street Journal

Finding the Silk Purse
November 9, 2009

November 9, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — Many nonprofit organizations have been in survival mode since the economy went sour and donations began shrinking. But some are doing more than just getting by—they're finding ways to take advantage of the situation.

Museum Shops Link Up on Web
September 8, 2009

September 4, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — Most people see the Tate Modern and the British Museum as bastions of fine art. Peter Tullin, however, thinks of them as powerful brands.

Tactical Philanthropy Advisors, Serving High Net Worth Donors, Launches Today
August 31, 2009

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.

'We're In the Venture Philanthrophy Business'
August 31, 2009

Los Angeles, August 28, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — "The unions no longer control the education agenda of the Democratic Party," billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad tells me. I'd say that's debatable. But to the extent it's true, the party has Mr. Broad, a ­self-described moderate Democrat, to thank. The founder of two Fortune 500 companies (real estate giant Kaufman & Broad, now KB Home, and financial service firm SunAmerica, purchased by AIG in 1999) he is devoting his retirement years to philanthropy—primarily K-12 education reform.

Budget Cuts Mean School Fundraisers on the Rise
August 31, 2009

August 31, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — School hasn’t even started in my community and fundraising is already at a fever pitch. Signs soliciting school donations dot the roadsides. Parents are organizing events and phone-a-thons to re-hire laid-off teachers or keep extracurricular programs running.

Facebook to Nonprofits: More Pages, Fewer Apps
August 31, 2009

August 28, 2009, The Wall Street Journal Nonprofit organizations seeking to harness Facebook can get the most bang for their buck by using fan pages in addition to groups, streamlining their app usage and livening things up, one of its marketing execs said Friday.

State Budget Impasse Squeezes Local Economies
August 31, 2009

August 25, 2009, The Wall Street Journal The stock market may be ticking upward but local economies are set for a struggle as state budget gridlocks are halting payments to basic human services and causing thousands of homeless shelters, food pantries and senior centers to cut staff, reduce services or shut their doors.