Posted Date: Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00
The Community Foundation, since 2011, has allocated resources for grants we call “strategic grants.” Our strategic grant journey began in 2009, when one of the Board of Trustees three-year strategic planning initiatives was to become more focused in its efforts to improve lives in Frederick County.
Posted Date: Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:29
Isssues: Public Policy
When disaster strikes, who do you call first? Unless she’s a volunteer firefighter, you probably didn’t say your accountant.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:18
Just a few days after an EF4 tornado tore through Central Arkansas on April 27, 2014, I drove to the community hardest hit by the storm - Vilonia, Arkansas - to meet with community leaders about beginning the process of long-term recovery. On the outskirts of town, I saw the familiar scene that anyone familiar with Vilonia would know. But then I entered downtown.
Posted Date: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:33
In our tornado-, flood-, drought-, ice-, you-name-it belt of the Midwest, we live by the maxim that it’s not “if,” but “when” the next natural disaster will strike.
Posted Date: Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:54
Would we be happy if you read about our “Good Deeds” initiative, thought to yourself, “How nice” and then moved on? Not so much.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00
The idea of coordinated giving days is gaining momentum. These social media campaigns provide an image-building opportunity for community foundations as well as opportunities to build the capacity of our grantees to raise money for themselves.
Posted Date: Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:43
Telluride, Colorado is an American success story and one of those communities that re-invented itself from its historical mining origins to snow skiing mecca and destination tourism spot. Telluride is successful, and the Telluride Foundation is a central player in the life and promise of Telluride.
Posted Date: Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:01
Isssues: Public Policy
Imagine your dream retirement, living comfortably off with the retirement savings you worked hard to build for years.
In Lexington, KY, Blue Grass Community Foundation serves as liaison between grassroots movements and national funders
Posted Date: Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:00
Lexington, Kentucky, is a mid-sized city with a small-town feel. We’re home to a vibrant arts scene and an impressive array of talented artists. Inspiring, thought-provoking works of art created by our local artists are prominently on display throughout the city.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:52
Isssues: Donor Engagement, Partnerships and Collaborations, Professional Development, Social Media, Technology
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.