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Supporting Cross-Sector Collaboration

Publication date: 
11/2014
The Fund for Our Economic Future argues that cross-sector collaboration is the key to making progress on big goals like economic development and educational parity. However, the complexity of a collective approach may scare away community leaders who prefer to manage programs in silos and measure progress with simple metrics like “jobs added” or “percent increase in test scores.” Join us for an examination of philanthropy’s role in a process that addresses Ohio’s core issues more holistically and with the assumption of shared investment.

Understanding Millenials

Publication date: 
10/2014
When you understand generational differences, you can maximize the potential of different age cohorts as colleagues, future leaders, and donors. This webinar provides a foundational understanding of the seven traits that drive today’s twenty-somethings. Content by Columbus-based company Lextant.

Change and Resilience

Publication date: 
09/2014
Constant change means that you need to the skills to quickly redirect your activities and retain focus within your scope of philanthropic work. Our upcoming webinar will help you do just this, as it is designed to help you understand the change cycles we all experience and create coping mechanisms to personally navigate change more effectively.

Let's Talk Philanthropy -- Womenomics

Publication date: 
08/2014
This month’s topic: Womenomics. The term may be new but the concept is simple: invest in women and change the world. From research we know that women control 83 percent of consumer purchases, they globally comprise 66 percent of the workforce, and yet nationally women who work full time earn 81 cents for every dollar a man earns. Investing in the potential of women and girls creates a ripple effect for the community as a whole. Suzanne Allen, President of Philanthropy Ohio, will be your guide and host.

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.

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.

Social Impact Bonds

But a new funding mechanism—social impact bonds (SIBs)—may offer an innovative means of harnessing private capital to achieve measurable gains on some of the most persistent social ills. Weiner professor of public policy Jeffrey Liebman is spearheading an effort at Harvard Kennedy School to accelerate their adoption.
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Inclusive Competitiveness and Ohio’s Innovation Economy

Ohio’s economic future relies upon a well-educated and diverse talent base to create innovation and advancement in an increasingly competitive world. As a strategy, Inclusive Competitiveness is focused on improving the engagement and performance of underrepresented communities – women, minorities and rural Ohioans – within innovation ecosystems, emerging industry clusters and other areas critical to the state’s overall economic competitiveness.

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