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“Socially Responsible” Funds

from the Wall Street Journal Online By JOSHUA ALBERTSON February 14, 2006; Page D2 Sky-high oil prices haven’t been kind to mutual funds with a mandate for socially responsible investing. Over the past 12 months, equity funds with a socially responsible bent have gained 11.54%, nearly four percentage points less than the average for all equity […]

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Daniel Q. Kelley has worked with civil society organizations in the global South since 1991. He is the author, in Spanish, of Más Dinero para su Causa.

Benedict XVI on Volunteers

From the encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, #30 b: Church agencies, with their transparent operation and their faithfulness to the duty of witnessing to love, are able to give a Christian quality to the civil agencies too, favouring a mutual coordination that can only redound to the effectiveness of charitable service. Numerous organizations for charitable or philanthropic purposes […]

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Daniel Q. Kelley has worked with civil society organizations in the global South since 1991. He is the author, in Spanish, of Más Dinero para su Causa.

Family, Princeton Clash Over Use of Gift

The legal battle between the family that created the endowment fund for the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Princeton University has escalated over allegations that the Ivy League school has not used the gift as originally intended, the Wall Street Journal reports. The foundation that controls the endowment was created in 1961 with a $35 million gift […]

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Daniel Q. Kelley has worked with civil society organizations in the global South since 1991. He is the author, in Spanish, of Más Dinero para su Causa.

Aid Dependency

From the Center for Global Development, 01/10/2006   Does foreign aid help develop public institutions and state capacity in developing countries? In this Working Paper, the authors suggest that despite recent calls for increased aid to poor countries by the international community, there may be an aid-institutions paradox. While donor intentions may be sincere, the […]

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Daniel Q. Kelley has worked with civil society organizations in the global South since 1991. He is the author, in Spanish, of Más Dinero para su Causa.

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