SAFEchild raises more than $217,000 to prevent child abuse, The Duke Endowment selects a new vice president, ActivateGood kicks off a volunteering pledge drive on Giving Tuesday, ASU students turn the Hunger Games into a canned food drive, and more. read morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
Walmart gives $2 million to support veterans and their families this holiday season, nonprofits rally to help after Typhoon Haiyan hits the Philippines, the Ana Grace Project aims to spread love after the Sandy Hook school shooting, and more. read morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
V Foundation for Cancer Research awards $10.8 million in grants; Durham Rescue Mission opens new dorm, earns recognition and receives grants; the John Rex Foundation elects new officers; UPS grant helps Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina deliver financial literacy programs; and more. read morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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 morePhilanthropy Journal | http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/rss.xml
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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.