RE: Philanthropy Blog

Posted Date: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:52
Giving online is increasing in double digit percentages year over year, yet in our community, many of the nonprofits we serve have barely have a website let alone a “Donate Now” button. As a result, we thought it was important for us to help our nonprofits become familiar with raising money online.
Posted Date: Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:00
Here’s proof you don’t need an endowment to have a significant and disruptive impact on your region’s philanthropic landscape.
Peter Panepento
Posted Date: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:06
You don’t need an excuse to tell a great story. You simply need a great story.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:19
Over the last two years, the City of Flint has been working on its first master plan since 1960. It serves as a blueprint for land use over the next 20 years.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:39
Philanthropists who work with the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) get services that extend well beyond just the distribution of their charitable dollars.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:00
oes it seem to you that we are hearing more about wildfires? There’s a reason: they are increasing in frequency and intensity and occurring over a longer period of months.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:20
Guy David Gundlach’s story of philanthropy is unique. This is not your typical planned giving story involving a long relationship between a donor and a charitable organization resulting in an estate gift dedicated to a specific cause. It is the story of a businessman with global interests who left the vast majority of his entire estate, totaling nearly $150 million, to his hometown of Elkhart, Indiana through the community foundation.
Peter Panepento
Posted Date: Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:03
I dare you to watch the video below and not smile. It’s ok – I’ll wait the three and a half minutes it will take you to watch it. Just click “play” and I’ll pick up this post when you’re done.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:52
“You can do a lot with $1.” A simple but powerful phrase at the heart of GiVE 365, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ dollar-a-day giving circle. Formed in 2010, GiVE 365 unites and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective impact on Greater Memphis. Members donate $365 a year, pool their money with others, and vote on both an annual grant making theme and grant recipients.
Posted Date: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:45
Austin, Texas, is the top spot to be an entrepreneur, make movies, get fit, have a dog, and eat barbeque—but as recently as a decade ago we ranked near the bottom of per capita giving. While other Texas cities, like Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, have a long history of philanthropy, ours was principally a university town and state capital. That is, until the 1990s when the limestone outcroppings west of downtown sprouted glass office buildings and became the “Silicon Hills.”

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