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The new report from Abila suggests it’s worthwhile to offer a variety of approaches to engagement to welcome donors of every age.
2015 “Selfie Awards” Salute Philanthropic Narcissism (Recipients Boycott Ceremony…but Need Not Be Present to Win)
In this face-off between entrenched, self-regarding foundations and a group of young upstarts out to rattle the status quo, the latter inevitably win the fight. Add a dollop of social media, and all bets are off.
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“The Knight Foundation has disregarded community-led innovation to sustain the status quo by funding multi-million and billion dollar corporate and foundation entities in Detroit.”—Stovall and Hill, Knight Cities Challenge finalists
This is the second in a multi-part column by Simone Joyaux about linking autobiography to notions of philanthropy. Make sure you read the first part first.
Putting the final recipients of generosity in touch with donors—that is the heart of this thank-a-thon at the University of Minnesota.
On Justice, Reconciliation, Faith and Philanthropy: Rev. Wilson of Deaconess Foundation Talks about a Model for Addressing Racial Justice
In light of the events in Baltimore yesterday surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, we bring you this report from the Council on Foundations, presenting the viewpoint of the Reverend Starsky Wilson of the Deaconess Foundation and the ongoing Ferguson Commission.
The challenge for foundations promoting or protecting free speech is in balancing freedom of expression on issues that some hold as mere (if profound) disagreement but others see as existentially fundamental.
This past weekend’s events in Nepal constitute a challenge that will test anything and everything we have learned about responding to disasters.
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The obvious abuse of the IRS Code to seal a dubious deal between L.A. city leaders and its public utility union a decade ago finally gets called out for the corruption that it is.
At the Council on Foundations 2015 annual meeting, Rip Rapson of the Kresge Foundation and Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s former emergency financial manager, described how they negotiated the “Grand Bargain” that took the city out of bankruptcy and what ...
This kind of exchange, done well, holds great promise for building the experience and knowledge base of seasoned professionals and of their organizations.