Aspiring to Be Our Better Selves
Once you know what your intention is, you can chart your course. By understanding who and how they are as an organization, Omega is charting a clear course for their next 40 years.
The Symbiotic Donor Relationship
Long-term relationships with donors cannot be a one-way street. Each party must feel like they are benefiting if it is to be successful. For over 50 years, Husson University and Bangor Savings Bank have been assisting in each other’s growth and the economic growth of their community.
Performance Culture is Profitable for Nonprofits
There’s not much romance in a profit-and-loss statement, but there is deep satisfaction when a nonprofit’s worthy mission is spelled out in clear and measurable metrics.
Providing Financial Literacy Education
Common Wealth Charlotte believes that establishing pathways to financial stability and empowerment is critical to our community’s efforts to address its economic mobility challenges.
Starting Up Change
By helping fund entrepreneurs and activists dedicated to finding new ways to organize, mobilize, tell stories, and change hearts and minds, New Media Ventures ensures a pipeline of activists who are well-supported and able to solve the most current and pressing problems we face.
Arts as social change: The Fields Artist Fellowship
The Fields Artist Fellowship is a first for Oregon Community Foundation and new territory for philanthropy in general. This is the very definition of community engagement and collaboration – a perspective embraced at Oregon Community Foundation.
The Business Side of Practice
Artists are at the core of the community ecosystem. Without artists in these neighborhoods, these ecosystems will falter. The work of The Clark Hulings Fund is giving these artists that anchor to remain in their communities, to create these ecosystems, to become magnets of economic development and to remain in place.
Inspiring Action Through Art
Art leads to awareness, and awareness plants the seed of responsibility. Philanthropy is the process by which the seed grows and bears fruit. Together, art and philanthropy can inspire action.
Telling the Story of Foster Care
Empty Frames Initiative empowers orphaned and vulnerable youth as they transition out of state care systems, affirming that those they serve matter, their stories matter, and they are worthy of remembrance.
Applying Tech World Model to Music
National Sawdust utilizes the tech world’s incubation model through paying artists to experiment; giving them the space to play, develop, and grow new works; establish bonds with other artists and mentors; and provides a myriad of opportunities for residents’ unique and essential voices to be shared with local and global communities.