An engaged, motivated workforce is one of – if not the – most important success factors for your business. Motivation can take many forms: perks, awards, bonuses, more vacation time and other benefits. The best employee engagement programs nurture professional development and promote physical, emotional and social well-being.
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Of all the questions of discrimination and prejudice that still exist in our society, the most perplexing one is the oldest, and in some ways today, the newest: the problem of race. Can we fulfill the promise of America by embracing all our citizens of all races.… In short, can we become one America in the 21st century?
Bridgestone charted six pathways that spend-down foundations and philanthropists have used to magnify their influence.
Nonprofit Marketing Guide shares their nonprofits trends report.
Nonprofit Communications Trends Report
Tie your engagement strategies to the causes your employees care most about.
This report focuses on systemic barriers within the arts funding system—as well as the actions and strategies that arts organizations are taking to cope with those barriers, while adapting to a world in artistic flux. We also ask: what targeted changes can arts supporters make that would foster, rather than stymie, effective arts organizations?
Society is best served when philanthropy can flourish and Congress and the nonprofit sector work collaboratively to advance the common good.
For that to happen, our lawmakers must understand the important role philanthropy plays in society—and how ill-conceived legislation can hinder philanthropy’s contributions. That’s why it’s so important for grantmakers to educate their lawmakers about the importance of philanthropy in their districts and states and across the nation.
This PowerPoint, by Jay Morgan, director of investment manager research, Hartland & Company Investment Consultants, shows a framework foundation boards and investment committees can use to assess asset allocation strategies; and provide a practical set of tools for assessing investment managers.
For more than two decades, Illinois grantmakers expressed a desire for open and ongoing dialogue between a succession of attorney generals and their staffs through a structured advisory council. The purpose of such a council would be to help educate state officials about the roles, missions, needs and successes of Illinois’ philanthropic sector.
The Foundation Liaison plays a very important role as a member of my cabinet and provides significant input on state programs and initiatives being created or changed by my top policy advisors as we sit around the table trying to find the best collaborations and solutions for the citizens of Michigan.” —Governor Jennifer Granholm
Information to guide the establishment and operation of charitable funds that support student education scholarships.
To fulfill their potential for impact, community foundations can reach beyond traditional leaders—such as policymakers, nonprofit executives, researchers and other funders—to directly engage residents as partners in change. This call to action explains why, and how, to make it happen.
Over the last several years, the public and philanthropic sectors have been developing and experimenting with new and creative approaches to solving social problems in response to the increasing recognition that complex problems require complex solutions. Some of these efforts may be described as truly experimental, in that they are using new untested practices or models, making serious attempts to affect systems change, and using innovative technologies to improve the social well-being of many.
The strategy session, Innovative Crossroads: The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging, brought together a select number of health, arts, and aging grantmakers invested in the field along with national experts to explore
and discuss: how creative expression can improve health outcomes for older Americans, promising programs, challenges facing funders in supporting programs, and opportunities for funders to advance programs and the field as a whole. This paper is a summary and synthesis of the information presented at the national funder strategy session, the topics and issues examined and considered, and the recommendations that emerged from the day’s discussion.
The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation share their successful transition when the matriarch/partriarch of the family foundation dies.
Philanthropy Ohio collected data on salary and benefits at member organizations in mid-2013, in association with the Council on Foundations.
How foundations can use catalytic first-loss capital as an initial foray into mission investing.