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New Thinking about Networks Makes the Field Better, Stronger, More Effective

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03/16/2015

David Biemesderfer, board chair for the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the president & CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network discusses the value and strength of the Forum Network and highlights our partnership with Foundation Center on The Center for Effective Philanthropy's blog.

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Reconstructing Philanthropy from the Outside In

Release Date: 
02/27/2015

In a recent piece for Stanford Social Innovation Review, Paul Shoemaker, Executive Connector for Social Venture Partners, makes an interesting case for fundamentally changing the underlying practices of philanthropy to achieve breakthrough social change, the most important of which is to provide unrestricted funding.

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Does Philanthropy’s Awareness Gap Still Exist?

Release Date: 
02/19/2015

A few years ago, Mark Sedway lead a research project called The Philanthropy Awareness Initiative. PAI's aim was to help foundations and philanthropic associations “improve communications and outreach to influential Americans,” such as elected officials, business, government and nonprofit leaders. Have we made any progress?

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Remembering Ernie Gutierrez

Release Date: 
11/10/2014

We are saddened to announce that Ernie Gutierrez, former Acting President of the Forum, passed away on November 3, 2014 of lymphoma. Ernie served as Acting President from March 2008 until March 2009 providing important leadership and strategic direction.

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NCG Announces Expansion in Membership

Release Date: 
11/10/2014

Over the past year, Northern California Grantmakers has been implementing a new strategic direction that has emphasized the power of working collaboratively to develop comprehensive solutions for the challenges facing communities. After a deep look at its membership criteria, the Board recently approved an expansion of NCG's membership eligibility criteria.

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