April 28, 2011

Foundations Join to Offer Online Courses for Schools

The New York Times

By Sam Dillon
4/27/11

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy, and the foundation associated with Pearson, the giant textbook and school technology company, announced a partnership on Wednesday to create online reading and math courses aligned with the new academic standards that some 40 states have adopted in recent months.
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Nonprofits Improve Financial Situation

Green Bay Press-Gazette

By Tony Walter
4/27/11

The financial picture for area nonprofits is getting brighter but still isn’t bright enough. That’s the message from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation’s survey on the economic health of nonprofit organizations in Brown, Door, Kewaunee and Oconto counties for 2010.
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Philanthropy in Britain: Top 10 Trends Among This Century’s William Morrises

The Telegraph

4/27/11

Philanthropy UK, which provides advice to charitable organizations and individuals, explores 10 emerging trends among British philanthropists.
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USC Gets $110 Million Donation From Morks for Scholarships

Bloomberg

By Oliver Staley
4/27/11

The University of Southern California received $110 million from Julie and John Mork to fund undergraduate scholarships, the fourth donation of more than $50 million given to USC this school year. The scholarships will pay for four years of college tuition and a $5,000 annual stipend for high school seniors “of extraordinary intellectual talent and capability,” the private university in Los Angeles said today in a statement.
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Government and Philanthropy: Team of Rivals?

On Philanthropy

By Susan Carey Dempsey
4/27/11

From Egypt to Wisconsin, in the streets and on smart phones, observed Tom Watson, activists are finding their voices and finding their fellow citizens. At a panel discussion on Government and Philanthropy at NYU’s Heyman Center this past week, the conversation was dominated by observations of the impact of social media and the power of information shared online.
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Education Community Weighs Whether to Continue Supporting Pennies for Peace Program

The Associated Press

4/27/11

Educators and education organizations are weighing whether to cut off support for the Pennies for Peace program of the Central Asia Institute after allegations surfaced that Greg Mortenson, the co-author of the best-selling nonfiction book, Three Cups of Tea, mismanaged money collected by thousands of schoolchildren.
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