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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...
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
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: Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:11
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Council to Senators - Vote "Yes" on H.R. 4719; Activate in August"; Just Announced: "Activate in August" Conference Call; Urban Institute DAF Survey Results Webinar; NASCO Conference on October 6th; Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar:...

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