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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.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Publication date: 
09/2014

Telling your story to the world is one of the most important things an organization must do to reach potential donors but producing a video can be daunting, expensive and outside your comfort zone and expertise. Learn how to be the executive producer of your fundraising video, from making the decision to choosing vendors or doing it yourself.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Results of Nonprofit Finance Fund 2013 State of the Sector Survey

Publication date: 
03/2013

While organizations show slight signs of financial improvement, this is also the 5th straight year in which they reported dramatic increases in service demand. 78% of respondents reported an increase in demand for services, about half of respondents weren’t able to meet that demand. Organizations that work on the front lines saw even greater community need, with 85% of respondents that served low income communities reporting demand increases and 63% unable to meet that need.

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The Paper Diet: A New Way (Not) To Think About Paper

Publication date: 
01/2013

The Paper Diet began in 2011 where “Beyond the Recycling Bin” ended, with results that show grantmakers’ interest in greening and understanding of the key practices required to lessen the use of paper and increase content efficiency. In 2010, the amount of paper recovered for recycling averaged 334 pounds for each person living in the U.S., according to the American Forest & Paper Association. And that’s just the paper that was recovered.

Ten Technology Trends to Watch in 2013

Publication date: 
12/2012

When it comes to strategizing around technology, it’s important to distinguish the trendy from the truly useful. This is particularly true for nonprofit and association leaders who need to show funders their dollars are working. Just in time for budgets and planning, we’ve identified ten technology trends worth adopting in 2013.

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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.

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