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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.

Let's Talk Philanthropy -- PechaKucha: Using the 20x20 Rule to Share Your Message

Using a standard PowerPoint presentation style can be boring not just for audiences but also for the presenter. PechaKucha’s presentation style requires deliver your message in 20 slides, talking for only 20 seconds each, regardless of the speaker or topic. This quick-fire method of sharing a story or report can help you organize and define the main messaging points of your organization or a project.

Let's Talk Philanthropy with Suzanne Allen

This month’s topic: Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise. In its simplest form, a social enterprise is an organization that identifies a community issue and applies entrepreneurial principles and practices to maximize solutions to the problem. Social entrepreneurs and the funds that support this work strive to achieve social change through non-traditional and forward-thinking methods.

Let’s Talk Philanthropy -- Board Development

This month’s topic: Where Boards Go Astray and How to Get Them Back on Track. Building a great nonprofit or foundation board is essential, yet the process is often a challenge. What can you do when the actions of the board don’t meet your expectations? Suzanne Allen, President of Philanthropy Ohio, will be your guide and host.

Ohio's State Budget Update

Learn more about how the state’s $150.4 billion biennium budget’s policy will affect philanthropy and your community. The main operating budget for FY 2020-2021, which was introduced in late March, is now at the top of the General Assembly’s agenda. With hearings in the House Finance Committee and Subcommittees in full swing, the over 1800 page document will undergo its comprehensive and stringent legislative process in both chambers.

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