In The News This Morning

from Haaretz:

NGOs cutting back projects, dismissing staff as dollar spirals downward

Non-governmental organizations providing health, education and welfare services have begun downsizing staff and programming due to the erosion of the dollar, which has cut into contributions and affected the cost of fuel and food.

from today’s New York Jewish Week:

Harnessing The Growing Wealth Of Women

Seizing on a national trend, new federation effort will sharpen focus on women’s giving.

New York’s federation is reframing its efforts to attract female donors and volunteers, after engaging in an 18-month-long strategic planning process. And the reason is simple: women already control the majority of wealth in this country, and that share of the pie is only expected to grow. The Women’s Philanthropy group wants to bring women together from across its traditional women’s divisions and to sharpen its ability to raise money from them.