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Can economic policies reduce deaths of despair?
We’ve just opened nominations for our annual philanthropy awards, celebrating a handful of organizations and individuals who exemplify the best of Ohio philanthropy. The four awards applaud those who are moving the field forward and getting work done in innovative and impactful ways to improve communities across Ohio.
Your grantmaking peers have advice to share from their years of experience
Foundations of varying types, sizes, geographic concentrations, and issue emphases increasingly incorporate younger workers into their grantmaking staff through a number of models. One such model is through time-limited, entry-level fellowship positions. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and The Duke Endowment each offer two fellowship positions. Another foundation—the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust—recently created two assistant research positions intended as two-year fellowships with similar objectives.
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.
Through our survey research and on-the-ground work with nonprofits, we’ve learned that many Fairfield County nonprofit organizations are working together collaboratively. Programmatic partnerships, back office consolidation and full-scale mergers are all happening in our region.
The Profile of the Professionals 2013 looks at the job satisfaction, professional development, motivations, and compensation of people working in corporate citizenship roles. This year’s findings reflect the progress and pathways of those professionals working to advance corporate citizenship.
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.
Sample of a multi-year grant agreement
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.
Sample of Lubrizol Foundation's employee volunteer recognition program.
Sample document- multiyear grant agreement
A GEO guide describing how funders support nonprofit financial sustainability.