This article by a cancer surviver attending Tufts University points out some serious concerns with the annual philanthropic event benefiting the American Cancer Society, including funding allocations and the language used to talk about cancer.
Warren Buffett, the rich guy (who also values philanthropy) is now in the cartoon business. The Secret Millionaires Club aims to get kids thinking about investing in themselves to earn more money and invest more wisely later. I’m intrigued.
Good video.Dow’s Bo Miller: Moving from ‘open-ended philanthropy’ to strategic alignment
I think strategic pro bono work is a hugely untapped resource for nonprofits, so I was delighted to recently learn about this tool. It’s certainly in a beta stage, but it has a lot of potential and already evident functionality.Provider Finder for Nonprofits Launched by Taproot Foundation
I’m very excited to announce that I will be the keynote speaker at the Youth Philanthropy Connect conference in Disneyland this June! I enjoy sharing my passions and embrace the challenge of communicating new topics to enthusiastic people, so this should be a ton of fun. I’ll also be leading a few workshops while I’m… Continue reading Keynote Speaker: Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference
The issues are complex, and there’s no magic bullet. But there are strategies that have demonstrated progress and promise. We believe that the way to move forward is to empower and engage communities, foster collaboration, and provide the tools to implement change. With our new Healthy Food & Community Change initiative, the Illumination Fund aims… Continue reading
This morning, we’re launching the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund’s Healthy Food & Community Change Initiative. The conference, Bringing Policy to the Table: New Food Strategies for a Healthier Society, features an incredible lineup of participants who hold positions in… Continue reading Bringing Policy to the Table: New Food Strategies for a Healthier Society
My guest post on the Grants Managers Network blog for Networking Week
Hey nonprofits, have you tried this strategy to supplement your grantwriting? (via Grants Managers Network)
Bottom line: This article argues that 20 and 30-somethings with wealth want to clearly see how their financial gift will advance a cause, but that they also respect established histories of giving in their family. Makes sense. I’m excited to see more stories in the coming years on what causes specifically millennial donors are giving… Continue reading Wealthy Young Donors Push Charities to Show Results