Features

Dec 3, 2018

Shining Example of a Public-Private Partnership

Every organization wants a culture of philanthropy, but there are few who truly understand and embrace the work needed to create it. With a heavy emphasis on building relationships, and fostering an environment that encourages sharing connections and celebrating each new supporter, the Greensboro Science Center has become a place where donors wanted to be, even leading individual supporters to approach them to be included.

Dec 3, 2018

Using Data to Boost Capacity and Impact for Youth

This is an exciting time for our work.  EMCF recently announced an update to its limited life strategy and reaffirmed its commitment to finding a path for PropelNext’s to live on beyond the life of the Foundation. We believe that PropelNext has the potential to become a vehicle for other foundations and philanthropists who are dedicated to fostering and supporting the next generation of nonprofit leaders. In many ways, we’re just getting started.

Dec 3, 2018

A Scalable Model for Community Engagement

The concept: a community engagement platform that brings local nonprofits together and offers simple ways for anyone in the community to engage with them, whether it’s donating money, volunteering time or buying much needed items from nonprofit wish lists. My goal was always to build a model in Charlotte that could one day scale to other cities.

Dec 3, 2018

Diamonds in the Rough

The primary reason for the Jacobs Center’s remarkable ascension stems from its comprehensive approach, which comprises three areas of focus: Physical Redevelopment, Education to Careers and Local Economy.... The interdependence of these three focus areas are like a three-legged stool – each depends on the integrity of the other two.

Dec 3, 2018

Philanthropy Insight: Building Local Capacity is Essential for Success in International Development Efforts

Whether the issue is education, anti-poverty programs, gender equity, or healthcare, building the capacity of local organizations is the only realistic way to address persistent challenges at today’s global scale to truly expand opportunity for every person.

Dec 3, 2018

Holistic and Intentional: The Path to Building Nonprofit Leaders

As the Philanthropy Journal moves through a second cycle of our editorial calendar, we will periodically republish articles from our archive. Please enjoy this piece on the Rainier Valley Corps that first published in October 2016. By Krystin Gollihue When Vu […]

Nov 5, 2018

Interrupting Systemic Oppression

People should be able to be themselves fully in their home communities, feeling not only safe to do so but sensing complete belonging as well.

Nov 5, 2018

No Sides, Only Love

There is far less that divides us than the things that make us all human. Encircle gives youth a place they can come every day to feel respected and loved.

Nov 5, 2018

Creating a Space for Youth to Find (and Be) Themselves

The Magic City Acceptance Center provides resources and support for Birmingham's LGBTQ youth.

Nov 5, 2018

55 Years Later, The Lawyers’ Committee Continues the Fight for Justice

The Lawyers’ Committee has been a strong player in the enforcement of civil rights and a vocal source of information and education about the need and justification for the protections of minorities and the importance of the rule of law. While it has many accomplishments, there is still much more to be done.