In this podcast, Rachel Oscar of Grassroots Grantmakers sits down with Joe Konen, a member of the Neighborhood Connections Grantmaking Committee in Cleveland, Ohio. Neighborhood Connections is the small grants program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation. Joe shares some of his insights on what makes a thoughtful grantmaker.
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A guide to election-related activities for 501(c)(3) organizations.
The Center for Community Solutions lays out the fiscal implications of an aging Ohio.
Schneider Downs presentation on the health care tax credit.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched the Kauffman Campuses Initiative (KCI) in December 2003 to encourage new, interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education programs throughout American colleges and universities. The Foundation sought to make entrepreneurship a campus-wide experience, to help schools become more entrepreneurial, and to ensure that thousands of students on diverse campuses would begin to see their own knowledge and resources from a more entrepreneurial perspective. Eight universities were part of KCI when it launched in 2003.
Questions about Requirements for Exempt Organizations to Disclose IRS Filings to the General Public
Within the nonprofit sector, foundation jobs are frequently looked upon with envy. Foundation staff are seen to control substantial resources, have opportunities to hobnob with leaders in their fields and communities, and enjoy great influence. Perhaps because of this—because foundation jobs are seen as so plum—there has been little effort to understand the experiences of foundation staff.
How can foundations help build movements and opportunities for social change – and win? This is the question at the heart of a funder collaborative launched in California in early 2010. The California Civic Participation Funders was born out of a series of conversations among a group of us who invest in various social justice issue areas. We realized that we shared a common sense of frustration about the lack of sustainable policy wins among the social movements that we supported.
In this report Ericsson ConsumerLab looks at the latest generation to enter the workforce – the Millennials. In particular, we focus on those aged 22-29 who are currently in employment. This generation will have a profound impact on working life in the future, as well as bringing new skills into the workplace. We examine their attitudes and behavior, and in particular their affiliation with communication and technology.
When the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy’s (Council) auditor received an unexpected August 2008 call from representatives of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), the conversation was exciting and enticing: approximately 500 of Connecticut’s nonprofits could potentially save millions of dollars in annual state-mandated auditing fees.
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
A set of philanthropic institutions from across Northeast Ohio launched the Fund for Our Economic Future (the “Fund”) in 2004 to promote a regional approach for increasing economic prosperity and opportunity.
The original 28 Fund members committed a total of $30 million over three years to begin restoring regional economic competitiveness through pooled grantmaking, research and convening.