In a hard-hitting column in The Atlantic, Benjamin Soskis contributes some insights into the melee regarding the positive and negative aspects of billionaire philanthropists making investments in public policy and public systems.
ProPublica filed a public records request for information the Red Cross had been required to provide to the N.Y. attorney general’s office. But law firm Gibson Dunn, representing the Red Cross, appealed to the attorney general to block some of the Sandy information under the Freedom of Information Law's trade secret exemption.
The board of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky has chosen to preserve a smaller portion of last February’s sinkhole as an exhibit. The serendipitous hole in the ground has contributed to a nearly 60 percent increase in attendance in the last quarter over the previous year.
One Fund Boston, which formed one day after the Boston marathon attack in 2013, just announced that it would distribute an additional $18 million to the victims of the Marathon bombings on top of the $61 million already disbursed. This makes the effort an unprecedented public response to such an event.
NPQ has been monitoring stories about the recovery, or lack thereof, of all types of nonprofits now that we’ve “passed the end of the recession.” We’d love to gather some of your stories about the situations you face and the strategies you have deployed.