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January 21, 2010 / nick geisinger

Trouble for arts organizations… Suburban poverty… GatesNotes [News, 1.21.10]

Jan. 27: “Investing in Innovation” Fund Briefing Part 1 – with DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation 1250 Connecticut Ave, Suite 800
(WG members and invited guests)

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ARTS
“A new survey by Americans for the Arts, paints a troubling picture for arts organizations” (WaPo, 1/21) …  greater competition for audiences and charity dollars” (AP, 1/20)
- Related: “Arts & Humanities: Essential. Integral. Intrinsic.” – WGDaily, 1/11)

HAITI | Notes from yesterday’s briefing (1/21) – by Tamara Copeland

BEYOND DOLLARS | A chat with Case Foundation’s Michael Smith about a blog post he wrote listing Case’s grantees and encouraging donations. (via)

BLOGGING | “I thought it would be interesting to share these conversations more widely” – Bill Gates, on the launch of his new website “Gates Notes” (and summing up why blogging exists).

EDUCATION | Priming the pipeline for the engineers of tomorrow (Gazette, 1/21) – Lockheed Martin Foundation supports science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning.

SUBURBAN POVERTY | “By 2008, suburbs were home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the country” (Brookings, 1/20)

SERVICE | Stafford Foundation’s Doing Good Campaign website is now live, focusing on story-telling. (Stories are crucial.)

CHILDHOOD OBESITY | Michelle Obama’s new initiative (WaPo, 1/21)

CONTESTS | Arlington nonprofit competes for $1 million on Facebook (WaPo, 1/20) – Hope they win. I wonder how much time is collectively spent by those organizations that don’t win.

JUVENILE DETENTION | Overcrowding at D.C. youth detention center (WaPo, 1/21)

TOMORROW: | “Sloppy, wintry mix.” Oh joy. Be safe out there.

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