Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Find out what's on the minds of your fellow regional association staff members in our round up of hot topics. This month: member surveys, mid-year memos, program evaluation, affinity groups, and committee charters.
The D5 Coalition’s annual State of the Work report is now available. Not only does the report provide an update of new tools and resources, as well as recently completed research, it also includes three thought-provoking perspectives from scholars and practitioners intended to spark larger conversations about advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and drive the field to take action.
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.
On July 29th, the membership of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers met for our annual member meeting in San Diego, California. Forum CEO Michael Litz provided a "State of the Forum" address, a transcript of which is below.
Right now San Diego overrun with folks dressed up as heroes for ComicCon, but next week when the Forum's Annual Conference begins, the real heroes arrive.
Recent releases from regional associations, including new regional giving studies, a guide to corporate giving programs, and a video interview about ending racial inequality.
Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan "American Gives More Act of 2014," a legislative package that makes the IRA charitable rollover permanent and simplifies the excise tax on private foundations, both positions supported by many regional associations.
Check out the top ten philanthropy resources from around the field that are informing our work this month.
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.