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How to Market Your Giving Day

Publication date: 
09/2013

Knight Foundation recently published the Giving Day Playbook, a comprehensive, how-to guide geared toward putting on a 24-hour campaign. Here, co-author Kari Dunn Saratovsky writes about getting the word out.

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8 Ways to Overcome Your Leadership Blindspots

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09/2013

To be a successful leader or entrepreneur, we need to become intimate not only with our strengths but also with our blind spots, those aspects of our personality that can derail us. John C. Maxwell defines a blind spot as "an area in the lives of people in which they continually do not see themselves or their situation realistically." This article lists 8 ways to overcome your blindspots.

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The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation – Igniting the Spark: Resources for Building Next Gen Leadership

Publication date: 
09/2013

The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Foundation, have teamed up on the release of our latest Passages Issue Brief entitled, “Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards.” As a supplement to “Igniting the Spark,” we have also developed a series of case studies of youth engagement strategies being used by multi-generational family foundations as well as community foundations involved in the YPC network. This month we feature strategies and lessons learned from the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation.

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Creating Enduring Value at a Corporate Foundation: Bridging the Gap Between Brand and Cause

Publication date: 
09/2013

Effecting social change as a corporate foundation head can be challenging -- but the ability to make a difference is enormous when you can marshal the attention and resources of your organization, deploy them in a way that is focused, innovative and flexible, and work in true partnership with your grantees.

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Getting the Most from Nonprofit Relationships

Publication date: 
09/2013

For many years, companies have made community investments through monetary contributions, donations of in-kind goods and services, ticket purchases to special events, and sponsorships. While these may be eligible for tax credits, there are many more reasons why business should become involved with the nonprofit community.

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What Makes a Good CSR Leader?

Publication date: 
09/2013

Recently, a group of CSR leaders gathered under the auspices of the LBG Research Institute to discuss the matter, and the resulting short report (titled Advancing CSR Without a Corporate Responsibility Officer) lists a number of attributes that the group feels are critical for success.

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Creative Placemaking Reframes How Residents and Visitors Experience Neighborhoods

Publication date: 
08/2013

"The ArtPlace funding takes creative placemaking ideas that are being considered and gives them the cash injection they need to go from concept to reality and, hopefully, exit velocity," explains Brian Friedman, Executive Director of Northeast Shores Development Corporation, a nonprofit that serves North Collinwood.

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Why You Must Stop Ignoring Social Media

Publication date: 
08/2013

Seventy-two percent of all adults online now use social networking sites. While it’s true that younger adults are the most likely social media users, it’s important to know that social media adoption for older Internet users has skyrocketed in the last few years.

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The Illusion of Control

Publication date: 
08/2013

Control is one of humankind’s greatest illusions. Let’s face it—even with all the information available and expansive educational preparation—unexpected events often interfere with our plans and our best efforts to control an outcome or an event (and even ourselves!). And what happens to us, to those around us, and to the teams and organizations we lead when things get disrupted?

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