Who’s in the News – Week of 08.20.07

* Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy now accepting applications for Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Awards; information available online, deadline Oct. 3.

* Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation named U.S. Division of Doctors Without Borders as 2007 Nonprofit Organization of the year.

* New book to be released this fall, “Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits,” including information from surveys, interviews compiled by Leslie Crutchfield, Heather McLeod Grant.

* Direct Marketing Educational Foundation and Don Kuhn Fund for Research and Scholarship presented inaugural $3,000 scholarship to Gabriela Urvina, New York University.

* International charity eBay auction sponsored by WE TV, Aug. 12-22, featuring Princess Diana evening gown valued at $300,000 to benefit America’s Promise Alliance.

* New Hands on Schools Program and Points of Light Hands on Network, to revitalize 100 schools.

* Harrie Bakst and Matthew Shapiro formed Carnegie Sports Group, New York City-based philanthropy consulting firm; six named to advisory board:

–         David Cohen, senior editorial producer, MLB Advanced Media

–         Anna Condoulis, executive director, Office of Undergraduate Student Life, Alumni Relations and Events, New York University

–         David Cooper, director of communications, National Basketball Association

–         Dan Kaufman, managing editor, CSTV.com

–         Patrick Quinn, president, Q Sports Marketing

–         Ben Sturner, president, Leverage Agency

* Bravewell Collaborative to honor six individuals at inaugural Pioneers of Integrative Medicine Awards Nov. 8: Dean Ornish, M.D., Andrew Weil, M.D., Larry Dossey, M.D., Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D, Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., James Gordon, M.D.

* American Association of Museums board approved first national museum standard concerning risk management to be included as standard part of future accreditation reviews.

* Rev. Barbara Thomas, former pastor of rural New York Presbyterian church, to join Carolinas Church World Service staff as assistant director.

* Axios Press published new book by Hunter Lewis, “Are the Rich Necessary? Great Economic Arguments and How they Reflect Our Personal Values,” which examines value systems guiding economic choices.

* Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan published 2007 yearbook; awarded record $26.5 million in grants in 2006, assets totaled $535 million at year-end.

* Community Foundations of Canada published 2006 annual report, “The Community Foundation Difference;” membership reached 152, country’s community foundations reported combined $2.7 billion in assets, total of $137 million in grants.

* Latest edition of “Association Law Handbook: A Practice Guide for Associations, Societies and Charities,” by Jerald A. Jacobs, discusses trend in nonprofits towards governance measures.

* New guide for incoming nonprofit presidents, “Hit the Ground Running,” written by association management experts Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris.

* Council on Foundations named Kristin Lindsey, founder of Intersector Consulting, as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

* The Big Event, day of service by Alexandria youth, organized by Alexandria Volunteer Bureau, Points of Light Foundation and Hands on Network, to be held Aug. 25.

* American Cancer Society announced new websites for careers, volunteers, as result of nationwide collaborative effort between society’s 13 divisions and its Atlanta national home office.

* Minnesota Council on foundations released two Philanthropy & Public Trust publications for release to state’s 1,400 foundations; publications focus on state, federal legal requirements and ethical standards.

* Philantech released first version of PhilanTrack for Nonprofits funding and grants-management system; group relocated offices as of Sept. 1 to 1875 I Street NW, Suite 500, Washington D.C.

* ExxonMobil Green Team presented four homes built in Joppa area of Dallas to new owners, celebrating group’s 26th year in city; Green Team provides jobs and skills to high schoolers using $265,000 grant from ExxonMobil Foundation.

* League of Historic American Theatres, Boston, presented 2007 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award to Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vt.; Craig Morrison, New York City architect, received Outstanding Individual Contribution Award.

* Mahasti Afshar, former director of endowment, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, named vice president of alliances, The X Prize Foundation.

* Cyrano Project, New York City nonprofit working to improve communications in the sector, seeking participation from nonprofits in answering short online survey for communications study.

* YMCA of Orange County, Calif., to honor Al Frink, local businessman and community volunteer, at 32nd annual Reach Out Awards, Oct. 12 at Costa Mesa Hilton.

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