Not Your Soldier fall intern by 9/7/07

Not Your Soldier / War Resisters League Youth Organizing Internship WRL National Office, New York City The Not Your Soldier Project is looking for a New York City based fall intern. We organize to shut down the military invasion of our schools, our communities and our future. We are committed to creating positive alternatives […]

GP candidate Allwine Objects to Exclusion from Baltimore City Council Debate

[youtube=] On August 16, 2007, candidate for Baltimore City Council President, Maria Allwine, was excluded from a debate sponsored by HARBEL. She is a member of the Green Party. Ms. Allwine shared her views about HARBEL’s decision to exclude her. The debate was held at the Good Samaritan Hospital, in Baltimore, in its conference room.

Art Auction: Portugie (John Phillips)

This steel sculpture of a peace sign by Portugie (John Phillips) will be auctioned off during the silent art auction at the 3rd Annual Green Party of Suffolk Fundraiser on 6/22/07 in Setauket, NY. The potluck fundraiser will feature “Blacklisted and the Banned” playing the political music of Sonny Meadows. More information about their new […]

Tues. May 15th: Racial Gaps and Disparities in Education on LI

Received a flier from Suffolk Coalition for Parents & Children (631) 585-9393 x 106 Racial Gaps and Disparities in Education on Long Island: What are the issues and challenges/What can we do about it? Tuesday, May 15th 9:30 am to 11:30 am Middle Country Public Library – Centereach 101 Eastwood Blvd. Centereach, NY Presenters: V. […]

Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2007

 Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition (no subscription required) Social entrepreneurship is attracting growing amounts of talent, money, and attention. But along with its increasing popularity has come less certainty about what exactly a social entrepreneur is and does. Some say that a more inclusive term is best, but the authors argue that we need […]

Fundamental Questions of Philanthropy, More

  The Four Fundamental Questions of Philanthropy By Albert Ruesga, White Courtesy Telephone ALBERT RUESGA on how to decide what to do with $600,000,000. The Ford Foundation, the second largest foundation on the planet, with assets of $12 billion, is about to hire a new CEO. What will the new CEO do with all that […]

WRL Job Opening

Job Description: WRL Office Coordinator The War Resisters League seeks a self-directed, collaborative and motivated administrator to coordinate and maintain the office of our small but dynamic national organization. As one of the leading radical voices in the anti-war movement, our programs challenge military recruitment, organize nonviolent direct action, and offer on-the-ground education. Our current […]

GuideStar Newsletter, March 2007

From the President’s Office Dear Friend: Several recent news events have me thinking this month about the roles and responsibilities of foundations. Take these separate but related items: Joel Fleishman’s new book, The Foundation: The Great American Secret; How Private Wealth Is Changing the World, both applauds America’s foundations and asserts that they are not […]

Nonprofit Pro Bono Service

New Pro Bono Service: Ask An Expert Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) have teamed up to answer your questions about managing nonprofits. For almost 20 years, ACT has been providing pro bono management consulting to San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits. Now, seven ACT consultants […]

Getting the Gift, Anti-terrorism, Interviews & Initials

  If You Didn’t Get the Gift, Here’s Why You don’t understand it—your application was brilliant. Your mission fits the foundation’s guidelines perfectly. So how could you not get the grant? If you didn’t get the gift—and in some instances you won’t—there are usually ten “horrid reasons.” There may be more, but these are the […]

Refund of Spanish-American War tax

Telephone Excise Tax Refund Frequent updates — last revised Feb. 7, 2007 The Telephone Excise Tax Refund (TETR) is a one-time payment available on your 2006 federal income tax return. It is designed to refund previously collected long distance telephone taxes. Individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations are eligible to request it. Questions? We’ve got answers. […]

Kevin Bacon offers Six Degrees grants & more

Kevin Bacon is offering six, $10,000 grants to nonprofits through, a new web site in partnership with Network for Good that builds on the popularity of the “small world phenomenon” to inspire giving to charities online. Through, nonprofits and individuals can create charity badges to fundraise for their favorite causes on their own […]

Social Entrepreneur conference Calendar

SSIR Picks: Upcoming Conferences Many noteworthy conferences will be taking place in the upcoming months for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses. Here are some of our top picks through April. Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) staff will be at these events as either exhibitors or attendees, so please stop by and say hello! Visit […]

Six Steps to Adopting Open-Source Software at Your Org

Practical ways to deploy and use open-source software By: NonProfit Open Source Initiative August 16, 2006 Are you debating whether to adopt Linux or open-source software at your organization, but can’t figure out how to get started? The NonProfit Open Source Initiative (NOSI) created this guide to help nonprofits make an informed decision about whether to […]