Board/Trustees

Grantcraft Funder Transparency Sponsored by GrantCraft and Glasspockets

Publication date: 
06/2014
Sponsored by GrantCraft and Glasspockets There is a growing acceptance that transparency as it relates to a foundation’s grantmaking, governance and financial policies, among others, is beneficial. But often, challenges arise when determining where and how to start improving transparency and accountability, specifically when it comes to communication. Join Ohio’s own Jennifer Roller, president of the Raymond Wean Foundation, in conversation with GrantCraft on the topic of communicating well and the new publication, Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency.

Ohio’s Next Budget: Health and Human Services

Publication date: 
04/2014
Ohio’s Mid-Biennium Review (MBR) bill enacted in 2012 produced dozens of reforms, budget adjustments and efficiencies as well as policy changes related to K-12 and higher education, workforce development, energy and health care and human services. This year’s MBR will similarly introduce additional budget modifications and policy changes that could have implications for funders and the grantees you support.

Education Impact: Ohio's Next Education Budget

Publication date: 
04/2014
Ohio’s Mid-Biennium Review (MBR) bill enacted in 2012 produced dozens of reforms, budget adjustments and efficiencies as well as policy changes related to K-12 and higher education, workforce development, energy and health care and human services. This year’s MBR will similarly introduce additional budget modifications and policy changes that could have implications for funders and the grantees you support.

Let’s Talk Philanthropy - Generational Marketing

Publication date: 
03/2014
This month’s topic: It All Started with a Girdle – The story of “Generational Marketing” research. Many companies in the for-profit world -- including Playtex, Betty Crocker and Seagrams -- changed their marketing due to the impact generational cohorts have within society. This does not just impact for-profits; it also reaches into the world of nonprofits. It’s important for both grantmakers and grantseekers to understand the research, learn from for- profit strategies and begin to think out of the box to transform the marketing being used today to reach diverse age groups.

Rising Tide Lifts LGBTQ Issues: Full Program

Publication date: 
03/2014
Rising Tide explored the people, the stories, the issues, and the programs that comprise the landscape of Cleveland's local LGBTQ community. Learn what's happening related to LGBTQ programming in youth, families, aging, health, employment, or social justice – from a wealth of local and national experts.

Let's Talk Philanthropy-Disruptive Innovations

Publication date: 
02/2014
February's topic was disruptive innovations. When a product or service is designed for a new set of customers whose needs are being ignored, researchers call it a disruptive innovation. Think Wikipedia versus a traditional encyclopedia, email vs the postal service, iTunes vs a record store or cloud computing vs. floppy drives. It’s happening in education, in health care and in philanthropy. So what does this mean for us?

The CEO/Board Chair Relationship

Publication date: 
11/2013
We regularly remark upon the significance of a great CEO-board chair relationship. A strong, well-functioning board is one of a nonprofit’s most important assets, and one that is often underutilized. It’s only when the CEO and board chair work in concert to support and develop their board, that they get the most out of this valuable resource. The CEO has a challenging role in making this happen. But with the right skills (and a few tips), he/she can engage the board chair as a strategic partner in helping the board – and the organization – drive toward its full potential. The La Piana Consulting team put our heads together to assemble this list of six practical suggestions to build an effective CEO/board chair relationship.
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