RE: Philanthropy Blog

Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Isssues: Donor Engagement
What would Gordon Gekko say? In the year’s final Re: Philanthropy blog, Suzanne Skees writes, “Is it possible that we give for reasons other than self-sacrifice? This holiday season, let’s admit it: We’re in this for us. It’s not noble to give, whether of time or money: It’s completely self-gratifying. Giving boosts our brain chemistry, connects us to community, and fulfills our destiny.” Do you agree?
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Is philanthropy enough? With all the needs facing communities, a tough economic environment, an era of budget deficits, and the possibility of a cap on charitable deductions, how do foundations meet today’s challenges? Hillary Nather-Detisch of the Omaha Community Foundation, asks the tough, and important, questions in the latest Community Foundation Week blog
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Continuing the Community Foundation Week blog series, The Denver Foundation reflects on its Inclusiveness Project: the lessons learned over the last decade, the progress made in closing racial and economic disparities, and the gaps that remain. The foundation has received national recognition for its groundbreaking work.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
One year ago today the Danville Regional Foundation launched "Make It Happen!" with the goal of creating “bright spots” in the community based on the ideas of every day citizens. Rather than people just complaining about problems in the community, they now have an opportunity to create change. Another difference maker by a Council member.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
The Community Foundation Week blog series continues with the Inland Northwest Community Foundation sharing how they put together a PSA campaign on how donors can leave a lasting legacy in the community using real-life stories. Check out their videos on YouTube as well.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Isssues: Public Policy
With the news that the Philanthropic Facilitation Act (H.R. 3420) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, Elizabeth Carrott Minnigh blogs about the background of program related investments (PRIs) and how this legislation will improve the legal landscape for foundations.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Katherine Lorenz discusses her experiences – the challenges and joys – of running a family foundation, from the ups and downs of various family dynamics to the day-to-day of operating a foundation in the latest Re: Philanthropy blog series on family philanthropy.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Isssues: Emerging Leaders
Family philanthropy is comprised of more than just family foundations. Robyn Schien writes about the work at The Minneapolis Foundation serving families through the use of Donor Advised Funds and emphasizing the importance of engaging the next generation. Many of these issues will be tackled at the 2012 Family Philanthropy Conference where colleagues in the field can learn from each other.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Nelli Garton of the Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation discusses how there is a growing amount of frustration throughout the country and a rising level of need, all of which can be overwhelming … but there is hope around the corner.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
The family philanthropy blog series on Re: Philanthropy wraps up today – coinciding with the end of early bird registration for the Family Philanthropy Conference in February. Planning Committee member Daniela Fainberg discusses how Fusion will be “a unique place to get inspired, improve your philanthropy, and birth ideas that will ultimately create greater impact.”

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