Tweets of the Week – 4/9/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week:

  • GTak: The number of charities and private foundations increased by 4.3 percent from 2008 to 2009 (total of > 1.2 million) – Chron of Phil 3/25
  • GTak: Foundations not embracing PRI: Median amount for program-related investments fell from $898,000 in 2008 to $479,000 in 2009
  • GTak: Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey offers tips for boards of organizations facing financial difficulties – (see Q23)
  • GTak: 7% of nonprofit board members are under 36 years old (median of 0)! Urban Institute – (p. 20) ynpn alert

  • SkollFoundation: McKinsey's "What Matters" site has a series of blogs posts around social entrepreneurs, including Skoll folks.
  • BCorporation: Looking to have pos impact on the world? How to Build a Values-Driven Biz Check out #BCorp on page 3! (via @incmagazine)
  • GrameenFdn: Must-read. Industry unites to respond to doubts. "Measuring the Impact of #Microfinance: Our Perspective."
  • NICentral: We’re partnering with The Oath Project and looking for student leaders to bring the MBA ethics oath to their campus.
  • asiangiving: Nonprofits – 61% have less than three months of cash available; 12% have none; who will provide services when they go?
  • robertegger: GREAT Social E story in BusinessWeek-MBAs with a Social Conscience
  • tactphil: The Boston Globe profiles Root Causes's charity analysis reports:

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