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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?

Not Your Grandma’s Pie Chart: Infographics and Data Visualization

Publication date: 
02/2014
Communicating visually through infographics is one of the easiest ways to explain complex concepts, demonstrate an organization’s impact or share accomplishments. A picture is worth a thousand words and infographics are an amazing way to tell your foundation’s story without overwhelming readers.

The Power of Urgency--The Eckerd Family Foundation’s Limited Life Approach

Publication date: 
10/2013
To view report, click PDF below.This Passages Issue Brief chronicles the experiences of the Eckerd Family Foundation, which operated in Tampa, Florida from 1998 to 2012. Organized from its inception as a limited life foundation, the Eckerd Family Foundation took a bold and strategic approach to using its assets to create significant change on issues affecting young people, including juvenile justice, foster care, and education.
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5 Ways to Overcome Challenges of Individual and Family Giving

Publication date: 
09/2013
At Arabella, we see the great rewards that giving can bring to our individual and family clients, but we also see the challenges they can face in their philanthropic work. While most recognize that grant making is a privilege, there are many times when the role can be awkward, such as when one has to say no to prospective grantees, family, friends, and worthy causes.
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#Family #Philanthropy and Social Media: A Conversation with @KateWolford, President of @McKnightFdn

Publication date: 
08/2013
Thinking about entering the world of Twitter, but not sure whether it’s a good use of your time? Not sure what to tweet about, who to follow, or how to measure and maximize the value of your time spent on social media? In this month’s edition of Family Giving News, we’re delighted to share the perspectives of family philanthropy leader @KateWolford, long-time president of the @McKnightFdn.
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Igniting the Spark, Part II: How Do Next Gen Boards Work and How Do We Create One?

Publication date: 
07/2013
The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, have teamed up on the release of our latest Passages Issue Brief entitled, “Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards.” This Issue Brief is now available on the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s website at www.ncfp.org.
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