Multi-Update - This gives lots of links and short updates on the winner of the Mars Society's competition to pick a major project for the society.
Louis L. Stott Foundation Provides Major Donation To The Mars Society - The Mars Society is pleased to announce that the Louis L. Stott Foundation has recently donated $35,000 in the first of a promised series of gifts. This grant will be used to help support the Society's new project, TEMPO³, and to support The Mars Society's membership outreach program. ... "Now that Uncle Sam is printing money around the clock to bail out Wall Street, and NASA seems content to spend the next ten years shooting a re-make of Apollo, the task of tending the Mars torch now falls increasingly to the private sector, where visionaries like Elon Musk, Peter Diamandis, and Robert Zubrin are leading the charge," said Foundation Chairman Barry Stott.
By the way, there are a number of recent interesting non-prize posts at the Mars Society portal like the 2009 convention location, the German Mars Society suborbital rocket test, and more.