Guest post by CNJG President Nina Stack on participating in the White House's 100th Anniversary of Community Foundations event.
During the week of October 13-16, over 135,000 descended upon downtown San Francisco to attend Dreamforce, the annual conference held by Salesforce. Representatives from almost every industry including nonprofits and philanthropy attended over 1,400 breakout sessions, several keynotes, expos of products, and training opportunities. Among them were representatives from five regional associations and the Forum.
While tonight may be filled with ghosts and ghouls, tomorrow marks an even more thrilling date: the release of Betsey Russell's murder mystery Other People's Money.
Lev Tyspin, Partner and Director of Engineering at ThinkShout, recently took to the Pantheon YouTube channel to tout the innovation of the Forum's Drupal-Salesforce Platform.
Debra Kahn, Executive Director of Philanthropy Network Great Philadelphia, was interviewed about trends in philanthropy by Fairmont Ventures.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers are partnering to produce The Playbook: Strategies for the Philanthropic Sector in Response to Disasters and Tragedies, in association with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
In this interview, Marissa Thiesen, President and CEO of Arizona Grantmakers Forum discusses leading and leaving AGF after 14 years of service, her future, and chairing the upcoming Forum Annual Conference.
The McGregor Fund has announced the passing its President, CEO, and Trustee, former Forum Board Member David Campbell on July 7th. Campbell served on the Forum's Board from 2010-2012, lending his thoughtful, deliberate voice to charting our expanding network and building new relationships in the philanthropic sector.
Here's what your fellow regional associations staff members have been reading this month on the Forum's site. Looks like mid-year memos to members, annual conference planning, and board development are in full swing!
Julia Kittross' new book is a how-to guide into the world of family foundations.