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Posted Date: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:39
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Foundations to Senate: Vote on the America Gives More Act; Happenings on the Hill; Regulatory News; Philanthropy News and Op-Eds; Events of Interest; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:37
On the 100th anniversary of the community foundation – as we contemplate how these crucial institutions can be even more relevant in the next century of their existence than they have been in their first – it’s crucial to look hard at what donors value.
Posted Date: Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:41
In southeast Indiana, bordering the Ohio River across from Louisville, Kentucky, only 25% of the workforce has an associate’s, bachelor’s, or professional degree, compared to 38% nationally. Yet one in four – over 40,000 people – of the region’s adult workers has earned some college credits. To the...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:25
The Council on Foundations announced today that Darcy Oman, President and CEO of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia, received the Distinguished Service Award. And, Shelley Trott, Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation received the Robert...
Posted Date: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:58
In summer 2012 I was a brand new Program Officer and wasn’t sure what to expect when I joined a group from the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) on a rural bus tour of eight youth camps in three days. My traveling companions were members and guests of the JFN Disability Peer Network. We were all trying...
Posted Date: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:59
Many refugee youth who come to Lansing arrive as older teens. They often don’t have enough time to earn all of the credits needed to graduate from high school, regardless of educational history or even English-language fluency. Students age out of the public school system at 20, with or without a...
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
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...
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: Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:18
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Are you Activating in August?; Urban Institute DAF Survey Results Webinar; Four Senior Michigan Lawmakers Retiring at Once; Nonprofit Salary Cap Upheld in New York; Charity Gaming Restrictions Blocked in Michigan; Council to Host Unaccompanied Minors Webinar...

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