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Tuesday Highlights

Posted by laurelgerard on June 30, 2009

1. The Chronicle of Philanthropy will be hosting an online discussion entitled “The Economic Downturn and Corporate Giving: What Grant Seekers Need to Know.” Participating in this discussion are five prominent figures:

Rodney Hines- Executive director of the Starbucks Foundation and director of community investments for the Starbuck Coffee Company’s Global Responsibility division.

Jackie Liao- Manager of community investments for the Starbucks Coffee Company’s Global Responsibility division and also oversees the Starbucks Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

Margaret A. McKenna- President of the Wal-Mart Foundation.

Thomas Tighe- President and chief executive of Direct Relief International.

Mark Shamley- President of the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals.

The discussion will be held today, June 30th, at noon.

2. The Chronicle of Philanthropy also published a piece entitled “New York Salvation Army to Close Housing Program for Teenagers.” This piece reports that the Greater New York Division of the Salvation Army is closing a program that provides temporary housing for troubled adolescents.

3. Social Capital Markets will be hosting a conference Septembers 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the Mason Center in San Francisco, California. The conference will be a discussion of what for-profit and nonprofit organizations must do in order to continue to thrive in these changing times. Such topics covered will include working with the government, seeking answers to intractable problems, structure and value of social enterprise, and the use of media and technology.

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4. The Fabulous Giver made mention to a discussion that Bobbi Brown had with Forbes.com concerning charitable causes. Bobbi Brown has been involved in many charitable causes including Dress for Success

5. Social Edge published a piece entitled “Twitten for Social Entrepreneurship: The Top 100 Tweeps to Follow.” This piece gives a list of usernames to follow on twitter if one is interested in social entrepreneurship. 

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