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Here are the great reads that grabbed our attention this month!
Arizona Grantmakers Forum Board of Directors has named Laurie Liles as the next President and CEO of Arizona Grantmakers Forum.
On May 31, an op-ed appeared in the New York Times, Who Will Watch the Charities?, from David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, calling for more oversight of the philanthropic sector and presents four ideas for reform. The Forum and Philanthropy New York, along with others in the field, have submitted responses over the past couple of days.
The gist of the product teams approach is recognizing that great technology is essential to delivering our programs and creating the impact we want to have in the world. Each key technology system is treated as a "product" and managed by a team comprised of both technology people and "domain experts" who bring in-the-trenches programmatic and business process knowledge. Most importantly, though, products are resourced and managed on a permanent, ongoing basis, not as one-time, "big-bang" initiatives.
June 12th - 18th is the Week of Making, an opportunity to for individuals in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world to participate in Making activities locally, celebrating the innovation, ingenuity and creativity of Makers.
The Donors Forum of Wisconsin has announced it has changed its name to Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN). According to Jill Van Calster, President and CEO, “Wisconsin Philanthropy Network more fully expresses our mission and vision for the future without deviating from the values and principles that our organization has embraced over the past 37 years.”
Last week in New Orleans, members of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) gathered for their annual conference with the purpose of developing leaders who are better equipped to advance social change. Through the lens of social justice, the conference planned to expose conference participants to fresh ideas, provide stellar examples of emerging leaders, and create pathways to meaningful change. With that kind of energy, you had to know that the Forum Network would be there!
In a guest blog post for the D5 Coalition, Debbie McKeon of the Council of Michigan Foundations reveals the genesis of CMF's successful "Is Your Foundation Leveraging the Power of Differences?" Discussion and Assessment Toolkit.
David Biemesderfer, Board Chair of the Forum and the President & CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network discusses the power of the Forum Network to advance philanthropy and the recent success of Foundations on the Hill on the Center for Effective Philanthropy's blog.