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Jan 7, 2019

Collaborative Philanthropy Magnifies the Impact of Marine Giving

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The Moore Charitable Foundation work together worldwide to support the establishment of marine protected areas through an international funders’ collaborative called Oceans 5.

Jan 7, 2019

Beginning Our Labors Anew

The need for philanthropy doesn’t decrease over time. As philanthropy helps you achieve the dreams you had, it also opens the door for the next iteration of those dreams, the next generation of those dreams consistent with your community’s mission and philosophy.

Jan 7, 2019

Putting Trust in Philanthropy

Craig Newmark views his philanthropy as a work in progress. He admits that there are limitations to his knowledge and skills, and he trusts that the organizations he supports will be a lot smarter than he could be in determining how to use his funding.

Jan 7, 2019

Beyond Borders

Plenty of compassion can be given from one helping hand reaching across the border.  

Jan 7, 2019

Staying Relevant for 21st Century Audience

Maintaining an active online presence has helped DES Action to stay connected to existing members and attract new ones including the 3rd generation of exposed individuals.

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.