RE: Philanthropy Blog

Posted Date: Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:07
Preparing my slides for today’s “What’s Next for Green Careers?” session at the Second Annual National Fund meeting in Cincinnati gave me the opportunity to reflect on SkillWorks Green Jobs Initiative activities from 2009 to the present. It took me awhile to figure out what message I wanted to share with the audience: Don’t give up on green!
Posted Date: Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:04
It’s safe to say the time for rethinking the national workforce development system is way overdue: The reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is now 12 years overdue and counting—with no one expecting it anytime soon. Not that a new and improved WIA will solve the myriad problems in our workforce systems. The need for a national workforce strategy, supported by an effective, efficient system to train workers for in-demand jobs, is as great as it has been in generations. With technology and globalization driving such a rapid pace of change, few could have imagined 15 years ago what the world of work would look like in 2012.
Posted Date: Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:09
Today is International Workers Day, celebrated around the world as a commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre. Although President Grover Cleveland moved our Labor Day to September because of worries about the radical connotations of May 1, the day remains an important rallying point for labor, immigrant rights, and now the Occupy movement.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/21/2013 - 15:58
The Council on Foundations (COF) recently released the 2011 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report. The sample includes 910 total foundations of which 544 are COF members. As Rick Cohen notes on his piece about the survey, the survey suffers from the limitations of self-reporting, as do most all of our sector’s data. That said, there are some important trends in the makeup of foundation demographics and compensation that are worth noting:
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
This Re: Philanthropy blog's focus is on global grantmaking, starting with a blog from the Foundation Center’s Lisa Philp on some key tools for grantmakers – expert or beginners – in the global community.

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