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Learn from grantmakers who have recently implemented new strategies with and for the communities they serve
NewsLine is published monthly for members of Philanthropy Ohio.
Hospice of North Central Ohio extends virtual reality therapy to Richland County thanks to a $7,000 grant from the Robert and Esther Black Family Foundation Fund of The Richland County Foundation.
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.
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.
Blackbaud launched the Donor Perspectives survey in order to get a view of the nonprofit sector from the donor perspective and, when relevant, compare findings to the results from Blackbaud’s recently-released 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry survey, which gauged levels of nonprofit optimism and explored successful management strategies. This report provides a snapshot of donor decision-making by looking at how much donors gave in the past year and how that changed from the previous year, as well as donor motivations, preferences, and behaviors.
The 2012 Global Workforce Study provides a comprehensive snapshot of the attitudes and concerns of workers around the world. It’s designed to shed light on how employees’ views affect their engagement in their work and commitment to their employers, and ultimately, their behavior and performance on the job. As such, it gives organizations and their leadership teams important insights into the elements of the work environment that help shape employee behavior and performance in positive ways. And it presents a new and more robust definition of engagement — sustainable engagement — designed for the 21st-century workplace.
Part of the Philanthropy Roadmap series, this guide aims to explain how diversity and inclusion can be used as practical considerations for getting better results.
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 102 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states can do to help them build and protect assets. These measures are grouped into five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education.
For the past 19 years, the Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) has brought a fervent belief in inclusive, engaged communities to its work in California’s Pacific Northwest. These practices have been well accepted by increasing numbers of residents, community leaders, activists, and local institutions and have been adopted by some foundations both in and out of the region. We do not hold ourselves up as a “model” or as an example of best practices. We do know, however, that as a foundation inseparable from our larger community, we have learned a lot. We know, too, that the work is organic and iterative and that many open questions remain. While we have much yet to learn, we have much to share with others interested in this work.
Grassroots grantmaking is a place-based grantmaking strategy that is simple yet powerful. Quite simply, it utilizes modest grants and common sense to help people reclaim their place as change-makers in their own community. It is about community engagement at the most human level. The strategy supports the determination and passion of people to actively join with their neighbors to create the community that provides the supportive environment they need to live the life that they want.