Could Soliciting Donations at the Cash Register Backfire? Plus More: Friday’s Roundup
January 8, 2010, 11:20 am
- Larry Blumenthal, director of social-media strategy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, writes on the Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest that foundations need to learn from failures. His steps to “failing well” include failing publicly and proudly and embracing “microfailure.”
- In an effort to raise awareness about orchestras and classical music, the League of American Orchestras is making its 68-year-old magazine, Symphony, available free online. The January/February issue includes an article about musicians who blog.
- Alice Korngold, a nonprofit consultant, has collected resolutions about corporate social responsibility for 2010 from business and charity leaders for her Fast Company blog.
- As charities in Australia grapple with the tough economy, many of them want the Australian government to emulate the Obama administration and create a Social Innovation Fund, writes Lisa Cotton, director of social investment at Social Ventures Australia, a nonprofit group in Sydney. Her views appear on Business Spectator, an Australian news Web site.
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