Nonprofit Newswire | August 2, 2010

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The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireWealthy People Not Inclined to Be Biggest Givers

July 29, 2010; The Economist | A series of recent experiments has led researchers to suggest that it's the poor, not the rich, who are more inclined to give to charity.—Bruce Trachtenberg


The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireCDC Goes Bankrupt as High Profile Project Collapses

July 28, 2010; Star Tribune | In Minneapolis, a once successful CDC, the Great Neighborhoods Development Corp., has been driven into bankruptcy because of the collapse of a $70 million commercial development project.—Rick Cohen


The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireThrough Nonprofit, Lobbyists Fund Trip for Colorado Governor

August 1, 2010; Denver Post | Even though it was technically OK for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and his entourage to let a nonprofit underwrite a trade mission to Israel, critics say he probably shouldn't have allowed the group to pick up the tab.—Bruce Trachtenberg


The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireThe “Make Believe” Nonprofitness of Some Nonprofit Hospitals

July 31, 2010; Orlando Sentinel | The feints and strategems used by some medical institutions to prove their charitable bona fides are a little dubious.—Rick Cohen


The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireMichigan Hopes to Tap Generosity of Former Residents

July 31, 2010; Detroit Free Press | This week Michigan Corps unveils plans to raise money from former residents willing to help the state recover from the damage wrought by the recession.—Bruce Trachtenberg


The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireJerry Garcia’s Legacy Lives on in S.F.

August 1, 2010; San Francisco Examiner | One of the philanthropic accomplishments of the Grateful Dead is the Rex Foundation, which was founded in 1983 to help people in the arts, sciences, and education.—Rick Cohen




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