The Wall Street Journal

State Budget Impasse Squeezes Local Economies
August 26, 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.

Harvard Endowment Regroups
August 25, 2009

August 24, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — Jane Mendillo spent her first year as Harvard University's endowment chief contending with the worst financial crisis in generations. Now she is repositioning the U.S.'s largest endowment in light of hard lessons learned.

College Try: Chicago's Stock Sale
August 21, 2009

August 21, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — College endowments, reeling from their worst annual performance in decades, are questioning their faith in investments that fueled huge returns before backfiring last year.

Colorado Endowment Follows Its Chief
August 4, 2009

July 31, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — When the endowment chief of the University of Colorado joined boutique Wall Street firm Perella Weinberg Partners earlier this month, he didn't show up empty-handed: The school's entire $825 million endowment came with him.

Banks Turn Away Charities
July 28, 2009

July 27, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — While planned giving programs steadily gain popularity with charities and their donors, they’re becoming less popular with the banks that service them.

Charity Aimed at Change
July 28, 2009

July 27, 2009, The Wall Street Journal It is often noted that, after billions of dollars in ­government spending over the past several ­decades, we have seen precious little progress in solving American’s major social problems, from family breakdown to dysfunctional schools. But what about America’s nonprofit sector—organizations that ­concentrate their efforts on exactly such problems, with money from charities, trusts and personal ­philanthropies? They too spend enormous sums. Is their record any better?

Deloitte CEO: Business Case For Philanthropy
July 15, 2009

NEW YORK, July 15, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — With cash hard to come by, leading corporate philanthropists are looking to make a bigger impact by utilizing skills-based volunteerism and taking a stand on social policy issues.

Senators Consider Curtailing Hospitals' Tax Breaks
July 10, 2009

July 10, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — Senators working on health-care legislation are considering provisions to pare back the billions of dollars in tax breaks enjoyed by U.S. hospitals.

Ventureneer Launches Online Education for Small Business/Nonprofit Leaders
July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009 — Ventureneer.com launches its second service offering: virtual classes and webinars for entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Ventureneer.com delivers a fresh approach to entrepreneurial learning, blending traditional formal instruction with informal learning derived from peers using Web 2.0 technology.