Nonprofit organizations face a long list of challenges that starts with fundraising and can include everything from meeting increasing demands for services to utilizing technology most effectively. Who do they turn to for assistance as they grapple with these issues? One source of assistance and support can be foundations, which have a vested interest in nonprofits’ success— and the resources to help.
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.
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.
Find out what you need to know about the changes that make this year’s 990-PF more complex than ever. As filing deadlines approach for most foundations, you’ll appreciate having the most current information and explanation of how to avoid common mistakes in completing the federal form.
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.
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.
Data on the 2013 investment and grantmaking performance of private foundations with less than $50 million in assets. (Registration required for full report.)
ICANN, the global nonprofit responsible for coordinating internet domain name registration, allows you to register for foundation URLs.
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Leaders at the Atlantic Philanthropies are modeling best practices for winding down a large, high-profile foundation.