Tag Archives: philanthropy

11.07.13: U.S. News Bits

Philanthropist Denny Sanford gives $100 million to create stem cell clinical center at UC-San Diego, the MacArthur Foundation gives $4 million in grants to strengthen democracy and tackle housing problems, ING gives Unsung Hero Awards to educators for classroom projects, and more. read more

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11.06.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

Lori Lee, founder of Me Foundation, competes for national honors as L’Oreal’s Women of Worth; local philanthropists give $2.6 million for Methodist University’s health sciences building, Crown Imports donates $150,000 to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center; and more. read more

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Stand apart from the crowd – Year-end fundraising campaigns

Many organizations have end-of-the-year fundraising campaigns. With so many nonprofits sending their appeals at the same time, it’s important to stand apart from the crowd. A few minor changes to the usual appeal can help you get the attention and much needed donations you deserve. read more

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As corporate giving bounces back, six things nonprofits need to know

Good news for nonprofits: After years of recession-battered budgets, corporate giving is rebounding. To best engage corporate donors, nonprofits need to understand six trends, says Judy Belk, senior vice president at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.read more

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10.31.13: U.S. News Bits

Fidelity Charitable Trust gives nearly $1.3 billion in more than 300,000 grants, the Council on Foundations has created a network team to facilitate the flow of ideas among nonprofits, Countdown to Impact Challenge organizes more than 100 community service projects before National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 14, and more.read more

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10.30.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

Johnson C. Smith University receives $2.5 million Duke Endowment grant for scholarships, the Watauga Crisis Assistance Network seeks to warm homes, Susan G. Komen gives awards to North Carolina contributors, and more. read more

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Trend Spotter: (Mis)Perceptions and challenges of nonprofit advocacy

Trend Spotters are more politically active than they think but face the challenges of limited staff, volunteers and financial resources to be engaged in the long process of influencing public policy.read more

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10.23.13: U.S. Nonprofit News

The University of the Pacific receives a $125 million bequest, the Starkey Hearing Foundation gives away 1,000 hearing devices in Lesothos, a yearlong campaign raises $6.1 million for the City of Hope, and more.read more

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10.23.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

Triangle Land Conservancy and Triangle Community Foundation create $1.1 million environmental fund, N.C. Museum of History launches Indiegogo campaign to support film exhibit, Alley Cats and Angels is named Top Nonprofit of 2013 by GreatNonprofits, voting in Bands4Good Challenge 2013 to support military nonprofits, and more. read more

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Dual leadership challenges – Getting the right CEO

Nonprofits are experiencing increasing CEO transitions as a result of retirement, resignations for other opportunities and board-prompted departures. Elinvar says, despite these challenges, nonprofits boards can follow a series of steps to fill the leadership spot that applies to all situations.read more

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Researchers bring product testing to nonprofit foster care

What works for iPhones and video games may also work for nonprofit foster care, say researchers at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and School of Social Work. Usability testing can identify challenges for nonprofit leaders should address in order to avoid unwanted consequences later.read more

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World Wildlife Fund COO speaks on leading an international organization

Marcia Marsh, chief operating officer of the World Wildlife Fund, discusses leading the international organization at a free Community of Nonprofit Scholars event at NC State on Nov. 6.read more

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The Tactical Philanthropy Blog

From 2006 through 2012, Sean Stannard-Stockton authored the Tactical Philanthropy blog. At its peak, Tactical Philanthropy played host to a rollicking debate about effective philanthropy and chronicled what Sean termed The Second Great Wave of Philanthropy. Far from being just a platform for Sean’s writing, the Tactical Philanthropy blog published guest posts from some of the most prominent and innovative members of the philanthropic community and the 25,000 monthly readers engaged in robust discussions in the blog’s comments section. The ideas and discussions featured on the blog were frequently quoted and referenced by such media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. While Sean no longer maintains the Tactical Philanthropy blog, the six year archive still attracts thousands of unique visitors each month.
Today, Sean is the director of investments and oversees philanthropic services at Ensemble Capital Management, a wealth management firm located on the San Francisco Peninsula midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. You can learn more about Sean and Ensemble Capital’s services at www.ensemblecapital.com.

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