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Michigan United Ways Explore Merger

Officials at two Michigan United Ways, the Greater Kalamazoo United Way, and the United Way of Greater Battle Creek, have begun discussing a possible merger, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette. The two nonprofits’ work often overlaps. They  provide support to the same charities and are both faced with the same challenges as needs increase.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Files for Bankruptcy

The board of the 111-year-old Philadelphia Orchestra has voted to file for Chapter 11 as a way to reorganize the well-regarded orchestra, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. The organization also approved bankruptcy for its Academy of Music, to protect the academy’s endowment and other assets, and it’s Encore Series, which operates the Philly Pops. Despite the bankruptcy proceedings, the orchestra’s concerts and business operations will continue, and the organization is embarking on a $160-…