The Wall Street Journal

Lost Wealth Means Big Changes For Charities
June 15, 2009

June 9, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — The global economy may be close to rebounding, but the $11 billion of wealth that dissolved in 2008 will have long-lasting effects on all types of charitable organizations, speakers at the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy Conference said Tuesday.

Jobless Professionals Yearn to Do Good
June 9, 2009

June 9, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — A few months ago, Andrea Kornfeld was working on a computer program to shave milliseconds off of transactions at Merrill Lynch.

The Age of Diminishing Endowments
June 9, 2009

June 6, 2009, New Haven, Conn., The Wall Street Journal — Richard Levin, the longest serving president in the Ivy League, had enjoyed a charmed run at Yale. In his first 15 years Yale's endowment notched up the best returns of any university's, and its innovative investment strategy became a model for many others. Mr. Levin rode the bull market to restore morale, launch a building spree, and strengthen the school in sciences and internationally. Yale dollars even spruced up shabby New Haven.

Twitter Users Talk About Themselves, Other Guys
June 5, 2009

June 4, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — At this point, most everyone may know what Twitter is, but who’s using it, what they’re saying and who they’re saying it to are increasingly research fodder.

Scalping Gets a Charitable Spin
June 2, 2009

June 1, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — A Boston start-up called Charity Partners Inc. is hoping to wring some social good out of the business of ticket scalping.

States, Nonprofits Jockey for 'Weatherizing' Funds
May 28, 2009

HOUSTON, May 28, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — President Barack Obama wants to make a million houses a year more energy efficient as part of his goal to create thousands of "green" jobs and reduce U.S. carbon emissions.

Philanthropists Set Spending Deadlines
May 21, 2009

May 21, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — A growing number of philanthropists are adopting spending deadlines and sunset provisions to ensure urgent global needs are addressed in a timely way.

Rich Feel Guilty About Giving to Charity
May 20, 2009

May 18, 2009, The Wall Street Journal — It is one thing to feel guilty about buying a $5,000 handbag these days. But are the rich also feeling guilty about giving to charity?