About 250 executives from nonprofits and foundations, as well as consultants, academics, and other practitioners from the philanthropy field, registered to attend the BBB Education and Research Foundation’s third Charity Effectiveness Symposium. The program was held at Baruch College on February 26, 2009. The third panel of the symposium was on the topic of “Making Tough Choices – Planning, Budgeting, Mergers & More” and was moderated by Jennifer Jones Austin, Senior Vice President, Community Investment, United Way of New York City. Her panelists were: Barbara Krasne, Co-Founder, KrasnePlows; Russell Pomeranz, MBA, Manager of Financial Advisory Services, Fiscal Management Associates; and Doug Sauer, Chief Executive Officer, New York Council of Nonprofits. The panel was filmed and can be viewed below, or on the Better Business Bureau website.