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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.
This article describes how foundations in Ohio joined together in a sustained, strategic effort to influence state public policy to improve education, and it reviews the progress that has been achieved. Specifically, it details activities over the past seven years by the Ohio Grantmakers Forum (OGF) and its Education Advisory Committee, chaired by the president of the Cleveland Foundation.
Rigorous, extensive data now prove that investments in early childhood are vital for helping children start down the path of educational attainment and productive adulthood. Evidence-based early childhood programs, including
quality early education; physical, mental, and dental care; and voluntary home visiting/parent mentoring, have been shown to improve outcomes in a diverse array of areas, including high school graduation, employment, substance abuse, crime, and teen pregnancy.
This report examined the actions of four distinct types of organizations.
Federal law regarding conflicts of interest and self-dealing at foundations can be complex and confusing. Family foundation boards that are eager to comply with both the letter and spirit of the law should understand the legal definition of “disqualified persons” as well as the variety of rules for certain regulated activities.
Corporate charity, collectively, does little to assuage hunger, illness, injustice and other plights plaguing our planet. The culprit is our society’s historical insistence on a black-and-white differentiation, a hard line and a safe distance between business pursuit for profit and business charity.
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.
This first of a three-part webinar series reveals how leading companies engage employee skills to leverage their business lines and other corporate assets in their philanthropic efforts. The webinar focuses on developing a company's community involvement strategy using examples of how Patagonia, FedEx, HP and other leading companies have increased their social and business impact. Whether you are looking to make big changes or take small steps, you'll glean useful tips from Bea Boccalandro's engaging exploration of how to increase the impact of your corporate giving.
Schneider Downs presentation on the health care tax credit.
Sample performance review form
Partnerships that include “access to justice” as a strategy can address poverty more effectively by extending the impact of narrowly-focused social service approaches supported by funders. During this webinar, you will hear examples of successful Ohio collaborations that advance desired outcomes in health, education, housing and jobs through civil legal aid.