The travails of the Minnesota Orchestra appear to be far from over. The co-chairs of the Symphony Ball, its big fundraising gala scheduled for September, resigned, saying in a letter to board chair Gordon Sprenger that they did not think the current climate at the orchestra lent itself to celebration.
For the 250,000 recipients of food stamps or SNAP benefits in eight Western New York counties, the “Double Up Food Bucks” program allows them to buy double the value of their benefits at seven local farmers’ markets. The program is designed to help with local nutritional needs while supporting local farmers.
On its website, the Knight Cancer Challenge writes, “Dr. Brian Druker (of the Oregon Health and Science University) proved it was possible to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed,” but can a challenge grant to OHSU of unprecedented size be given without harming the network of organizations in the area?
The Forward has been running a remarkable investigative series on Jewish philanthropy, and this week they are focused on the sometimes elaborate and expensive fundraising parties run by some Jewish charities.
The Field Museum of Natural History is going through financial difficulties that some say were presaged in a memorandum sent to the board in 2006 that ended up ignored due to interpersonal politics.
A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton reinforces why nonprofits should not target only the wealthy or well off with their fundraising appeals. It also exhibits that our minds work in odd ways.