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.
After months of close and strategic work together, two Forum Network members, Western New York Grantmakers Association and Grantmakers Forum of New York, have entered into an affiliation agreement and become the NY Funders Alliance!
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.
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?
The best philanthropy resources that have come across our desks this month.
Each month we search out the best philanthropy resources the sector has to offer.
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.
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.
It's planning season at most regional associations.so it's no wonder that we see a lot of benchmarking, surveying, data resources topping our list of hot topics for regional association staff.
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.