Nominations are being accepted for the Nonprofit CFO Awards. Deadline is Oct. 30. The awards honor the contributions of nonprofit financial executives who demonstrate a vision for operational excellence, innovation in finance and management, and exceptional leadership and commitment to improving accountability and financial reporting. The awards will be made at a luncheon on Jan. 24 in Washington. Details: www.associationtrends.com/nonprofit-cfo-awards.
National League of Cities, Washington, entered into an agreement with the financial guaranty subsidiary of Radian Group, Radian Asset Assurance, to explore the formation of a new public finance mutual bond insurance company. Both organizations anticipate the project to invite private capital from third-party investors. Details: www.nlc.org.
Center on Philanthropy at Indiana U., Indianapolis, awarded 10 young scholars grant for $25,000 each to research ways to strengthen human services nonprofits, The recipients and their research subjects include Gina Weisblat, Cleveland State"; Asset Education and Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness”; Kelly LeRoux, U. of Illinois at Chicago, “Nonprofits and Voter Engagement in the US”; and Jesse D. Lecy, Georgia State, “An Investigation of Nonprofit Start-Ups: Early Stage of Nonprofit Funding, Vulnerability and Growth." Details: www.philanthropy.iupui.edu.