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October 22, 2014 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Surprising results in a survey of wealthy philanthropists

A new report from UBS Wealth Management Americas reveals some surprising data about how wealthy individuals view the impact of their philanthropic efforts. Another interesting trend to emerge out of the data was the difference in giving across generations.(Chronicle, 10/22)

The report from UBS Wealth Management Americas found 9 in 10 affluent people say they donate to charity, yet only 20 percent consider their giving to be effective.


Donors who are baby boomers or older are more likely to support established institutions like arts organizations and religious groups. Younger donors prefer to align their giving to personal values.

– The Atlantic takes us on a visual journey of what America would look like if it had Canada’s healthcare system. (The Atlantic, 10/21)

Reminder: On Tuesday, October 28th at 9:00 AM, co-chair of the Commission, Alice Rivlin, PhD, will join us to speak on creating healthier communities through cross-sector collaborations and explore how funders can work together by connecting program areas along with those in the public, business, and nonprofit sectors to make our region’s communities stronger and healthier. Rivlin is also a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform. The event, “How to Make a Healthier Community,” is for WRAG members and is co-convened by our Healthy Communities Working Group and the Northern Virginia Health Foundation.  For more information on registering for this special event, click here. Attending the event and want to brush up on some interesting health info? Healthy Communities Working Group consultant, Phyllis Kaye has you covered here.

WORKFORCE | Prince George’s bill would bar questions about criminal convictions on job applications. (WaPo, 10/21)

NONPROFITS | The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released new research that finds nonprofit jobs are on the rise, with nonprofit organizations comprising more than 10% of all private sector employment in the country, and accounting for 11.4 million employees in 2012. You can read more about the interesting data here. A special thanks to The Aspen Institute, Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, Foundation Center, GuideStar, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, for playing a major role in making this data available.

COMMUNITY | Booz Allen Hamilton has purchased a unit of Genova Technologies, an IT solutions and strategies company, in a move that will help to transform the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (WBJ, 10/21)

EDUCATION | Opinion: Ahead of election day, are candidates on ballots across the country completely ignoring education? (WaPo, 10/22)

Ice cubes from regular old tap water are out. Artisanal, hand-crafted ice is in. 



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