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Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Community Foundation Week 2011 has come and gone, but this look back in a Re: Philanthropy blog from the Maine Community Foundation shows not only how busy it was for all, but also how successful. And despite have a week dedicated to the sector every year, helping others is done each and every week...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Linda Reed of the Montana Community Foundation shares the story about her visit to the Capitol and briefing congressional staff on the Rural Philanthropy Growth Act. Working with your local member of Congress doesn’t benefit just your foundation, but philanthropy as a whole, and the Council’s...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
As today’s Re: Philanthropy blog reminds us, there is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. It is a time for families to come together and reunite. It is also a time for families to give, teach the next generation the value of giving, and make plans on how to give back in the coming year.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Another successful Community Foundation Week is coming to an end. Read the final Re: Philanthropy Community Foundation Week blog on some of the other key players that help make the sector so successful.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
With the supercommittee’s apparent failure, Congress is now facing $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts. This may not stop Congress from finding alternative ways of addressing the deficit. The Council’s Director, Government Relations, Chatrane Birbal, reminds the field that is is just as...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
According to research by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, there is a correlation between residents’ attachment to community and economic growth, and the Centre County region showed the most attachment among the areas studied. Erin Rowley blogs today about how the Centre County Community...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
This blog, from The Denver Foundation, describes how working with various partners, from donors to community advocates, they were able to raise awareness of hunger issues in the community and improve the resources for people in need.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
The latest CF Week blog from Greater Kansas City Community Foundation provides an example of how when one community foundation successfully implements a program the idea quickly spreads throughout the field to the benefit of communities across the country.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
With the 100 year anniversary of the community foundation field next year, The Alaska Community Foundation reflects on its individual work over the last 16 years and what it can accomplish over the next century as part of the larger field in the latest Community Foundation Week blog on Re:...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Illustrating the importance of constant evaluating and adjusting in grantmaking practices, the MacArthur Foundation recently revised its strategy when it comes to environmental conservation around the globe. The new focus is on slowing and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. Check out the...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Some of the central themes of this week’s Global Grantmaking Institute focused on tackling problems head on, collaboration, and creating lasting change. Stephanie de Wolfe of the Global Fund for Children discusses some of what she learned and how these issues relate to her job on a regular basis as...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Who would think giving money away would be so hard? Amanda Hsiung blogs about the intricacies involved when it comes to global philanthropy and what she is learning during the Council’s Global Grantmaking Institute.
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Disaster Grantmaking was a primary focus on the first day of the Council’s inaugural Global Grantmaking Institute. Attendee Sandra Macias Del Villar of the Global Fund for Children blogged about the role of philanthropy following disasters, including the importance of working with those who best...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Remember the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Applying the same concept to every single person on the planet shows we are all part of one global neighborhood – never far removed from anyone else. Today’s Re: Philanthropy blog shows how people can use these connections to maximize social good...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Matt Robertson, a member of the Next Generation, recounts his trip to Africa when he was 17 and how it inspired him to dedicate his life to philanthropy. Find out what Matt is doing now in the latest Re: Philanthropy blog.

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