Survey finds most Wisconsin nonprofits in good financial shape…

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Survey finds most Wisconsin nonprofits in good financial shape

A new survey of nearly 300 organizations in Wisconsin by Forward Community Investments, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to other nonprofits, found that, despite the plunge in the economy, most nonprofits in the state are financially sound, reported Dec. 13 (see Wisconsin charities story).

Warhol Foundation threatens Smithsonian over pulling controversial art

The Andy Warhol Foundation has threatened to stop financing Smithsonian Institution exhibitions if the institution does not restore a work of art – one that includes an image of ants crawling over a crucifix — that was removed from an exhibition after it was criticized by the head of the Catholic League and some Republican members of Congress, The New York Times reported Dec. 13 (see art controversy story).

Advisers offer tips to avoid mistakes in holiday contributions

Financial advisers and philanthropy consultants offer advice on the most common errors, large and small, that donors make when selecting or contributing to charities, and how to avoid them this holiday season, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 13 (see holiday giving story).

Smaller firms and banks offering philanthropic advice to wealthy donors

A growing number of smaller consulting firms and banks are targeting high-net-worth donors for their philanthropic advice, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 13 (see philanthropic advisers story).

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