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The two-day Learning Institute is the 2016 annual gathering of Ohio philanthropy in Columbus. Join us September 20 – 21 for deep dive sessions with something for everyone, from those new to grantmaking as well as more seasoned staff. Registration opens June 1.
Philanthropy Ohio is the recognized advocate and convener trusted to represent Ohio philanthropy in the state and the nation. We bring members together with key policymakers, whether we’re meeting in Washington about federal tax policy or working with members on state education and health reform.
Ohio Gives, Philanthropy Ohio’s annual giving report, details how Ohioans, foundations and other grantmakers give and what causes they support. The latest data indicates that Ohio’s giving fell by 5 percent in 2013, pushed downward by a drop in individual giving that was moderated by an uptick in foundation giving.
We’re the go-to source to build skills and practices that make philanthropy more effective and impactful. Regional convenings and webinars – along with conferences and the Learning Institute – build expertise whether you are paid staff or a volunteer engaged in philanthropy.
Vu Le is the author of the nonprofit humor blog, nonprofitwithballs.com (think juggling) and a columnist at blueavocado.org. He’s also the executive director of Rainier Valley Corps, a Seattle nonprofit that develops and supports leaders of color and fosters collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change. Registration opens soon.
In The Spotlight
Welcome new members: Knight Foundation and MPW Industrial Services
Two new members have joined Philanthropy Ohio, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and MPW Industrial Services. The Akron office of The Knight Foundation, is the birthplace of Knight Newspapers and Knight Foundation. In Akron, Knight invests in the retention and attraction of college-educated individuals within the city; supports entrepreneurs and rising leaders as drivers of economic growth; and invests in a culture of engagement through tools and projects that encourage people and groups in Akron to explore, debate and act upon local issues.
Our second new member is MPW Industrial Services – a corporation located outside of Columbus in Hebron, Ohio. MPW is a corporate funder giving primarily in the area of education. Click here to view all our members.
As you might imagine, our recent trip to Washington, D.C., for Foundations on the Hill was abuzz with talk about presidential candidates – with not a lot of mention about our own governor – and their prospects in upcoming primaries. Panelists and speakers in various venues were happy to predict what might happen at conventions for both parties and what that might mean for the future.
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