Posted Date: Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:24
Sophia Guevara recently had the opportunity to interview Emily Kessler, the interim director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. In this interview, Emily shares how she got her start in philanthropy and what she is hoping to do to help emerging professionals and increase the value of an EPIP membership.
Posted Date: Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:57
Isssues: Diversity and Inclusion, Emerging Leaders, LGBTQ, Partnerships and Collaborations, Race and Ethnicity, Strengthening Communities
Americans donated an estimated $335 billion to charitable causes, and foundations an estimated $50 billion in 2013 according to Giving USA. These numbers validate President John F. Kennedy’s notion that philanthropy is “a jewel of an American tradition.”
Posted Date: Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:10
As freshman Giovanni Rosales walks across the campus of California State University, Northridge, he observes two types of students.
Energetic middle school students + determined school administrators + Derby Community Foundation Grant = Pure Magic!
Posted Date: Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:32
Tim moved to the Derby School District toward the end of his sixth-grade year. He was withdrawn and spent most lunch hours alone in the cafeteria. Fellow students made attempts at befriending Tim, but soon found that he could not communicate with them — Tim was deaf and used sign language to communicate.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:05
Isssues: Community Foundations Centennial, Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Partnerships and Collaborations, Professional Development, Technology
“It goes without saying that increased technology has allowed us not only to stay in operation but to thrive and therefore to continue to meet the needs of children and families.”
Posted Date: Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:13
Bobby Hill, recruitment coordinator for the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, loves to tell everyone that he has "the best job in the world." In southeastern Virginia, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is working to create more Bobby Hills – nonprofit professionals doing rewarding work with great gusto and expertise.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:06
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Diversity and Inclusion, Emerging Leaders
For nearly 100 years, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has been defined by the diverse passions of the more than 1,700 donors who share a dream for a better future. CCF’s initiative, Building a Lifetime of Options & Opportunities for Men (BLOOM), exemplifies this passion by addressing some of L.A. County’s toughest challenges by bringing community and financial resources to the table to create possible solutions.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:02
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Emerging Leaders, Leadership
Think back to high school. Senior year, let’s say. How did you spend the Sunday after your prom? Let me go out on a limb and guess that it wasn’t spent in a conference room, debating other high schoolers about which of 23 grant applicants would receive a total of $10,000 in grants.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:48
Isssues: Community Foundations Centennial, Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Professional Development, Technology
If you want to encourage break-through approaches to community challenges, the first step just might just to be to devise an innovative grant-making program.
Posted Date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:19
Are you looking for ways to improve innovation at your organization? Sometimes innovative ideas aren’t shared because people don’t know who to take them to. Or, they think that others would judge the idea’s value based on the person contributing it. If you are looking to spur innovation at your organization, consider creating an online tool to collect ideas.