When we can share our cares and concerns along with our joys and hopes, we can see one another’s humanity and perhaps find a common ground regardless of our political and social views. So how do we set a place at the table for our work in philanthropy to be inclusive of all voices?
Join a cohort of a dozen peers on a 10-session learning journey where you’ll discover your unique individual leadership potential. Not your typical leadership series, this program is designed specifically for emerging leaders in philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. Space is limited, so register by Friday, May 28 to reserve your seat.
Ohio Gives, Philanthropy Ohio’s annual giving report, details how foundations give as well as the makeup of the Ohio funder community. The latest data indicate that total Ohio foundation giving rose nearly 7% as foundations are growing in strength, number and vitality.
The Philanthropy Review Spring 2021 issue is now out! This edition features an update on the Cleveland Black Futures Fund from Cleveland Foundation’s Courtenay Barton; announces a new racial equity assessment for members; and welcomes several new women leaders to their jobs in philanthropy.
The Philanthropy Forward ’21 conference is going virtual! Save the dates October 11 – 15 for this year’s virtual convening.
Following the death of George Floyd, Philanthropy Ohio members have issued statements condemning the acts of violence against the black community and renewing philanthropy’s commitment to racial equity and justice. President & CEO Deborah Aubert Thomas also wrote a statement on our blog on advancing racial equity. To read these statements as well as personal and professional resources, please visit philanthropyohio.org/diversity.
You stepped up this year, and we stepped up to support all that you did. Next year will be a year of continued recovery and response, which will require more connection, learning and courageous philanthropy and we will be here to assist: but only if you renew your membership before it expires in January. We thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you back for another year!
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio launches Cause Connector to support projects today and for future generations
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has launched Cause Connector – a new tool to connect people to the causes and communities close to their hearts. Half of each gift supports a specific project in Appalachian Ohio, while the other half is invested in the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund, an endowment designed to grow long-lasting and sustainable resources that can support similar projects in the future.
In this way, Cause Connector ensures that gifts make a difference right away and continue to make a difference for generations to come. The website shares over 100 projects and the impact they’ll have on the community – from weekend meals for students, to environmental stewardship of green spaces, to suicide prevention training, to community arts performances and much more. Learn more at causeconnector.org.
Read how our member Catchafire launched its internal DEI work to better serve the community in this guest blog post by Gerard McGeary, senior director of strategic partnerships at Catchafire.
The Dayton Foundation embarks on a new era as it reaches 100 years.