It’s the time of the year that we celebrate the best of the best in philanthropy. The four annual philanthropy awards applaud those who are moving the field forward and getting work done in innovative and impactful ways to improve our communities across Ohio. The awards recognize an emerging leader; an innovator; a diversity, equity, and inclusion champion and a lifetime achiever in philanthropy. Who will you nominate?
I’m just back from the United Philanthropy Forum’s annual conference in Boston where I connected and learned with over 300 people who work in philanthropy serving organizations like mine. And I hope that our members have a similarly worthwhile and heady experience at our annual conference here in Columbus this October.
Here’s what’s on this year’s top 10 list for leisure time reading on the screened porch. Many of the books made the list as recommendations from the 2018 Equity Summit.
Angela Glover Blackwell, who is stepping down from her leadership of PolicyLink (the organization she founded 20 years ago), exclaimed that it will take “radical imagination” to solve our most critical problems, during her opening keynote at the Equity Summit in Chicago this month. Deborah Aubert Thomas, Laura Smith and I were fortunate to be among 70 Ohioans attending the summit.
On Monday, Philanthropy Ohio submitted comments in response to Notice 2017-73 that addresses the use of donor advised funds (DAFs), on behalf of our 48 community foundation members. Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide membership association serving private and community foundations, corporate giving programs, government agencies, United Ways and other public charity grantmakers as well as individual philanthropists.
We believe that greater diversity, equity and inclusion is a matter of fairness and effectiveness in our profession. To have real impact in a diverse and complex world, organized philanthropy must effectively include these voices and draw upon them to intentionally engage issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in an authentic way.
As the dust settles and we plan our work for 2018, many in the nonprofit sector – funders and grantees alike – are wondering just what the recently-passed tax reform bill will mean for them. It’s a mixed bag of impacts, both potential and certain. Here’s what we know and what we don’t know but anticipate.
Your membership in Ohio’s statewide philanthropic network presents great ways to enhance your professional development and further your career.
As the dust settles on the tax reform bill, I wanted to point out key provisions that will likely impact community foundations and other public charity grantmakers and suggest that you consider amplifying your end-of-year appeals in the face of anticipated losses next year.
At the Philanthropy Ohio annual meeting on October 5, members elected five philanthropy leaders to serve an initial three-year term on the Board of Trustees beginning in January. We’re thrilled to welcome these new members to the board.