Community Foundations and their Role in Philanthropy
Community foundations lead the way by getting things done. Foundation For The Carolinas' President and CEO Michael Marsicano explains how.
Tips to Create a Corporate Culture Based on Philanthropy
Corporations want to distinguish themselves in the marketplace and do good for their communities. Eric Burger from VolunteerHub offers options for businesses to encourage their employees to be more philanthropic.
Taking a Step Back: Understanding North Carolina’s Changing Landscape
As an institution that is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all North Carolinians, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation sees the need for listening to communities as the only way forward.
Robin Hood’s “Band of Merry Men”: How Data Helps Solve Poverty
While metrics aren't everything, Robin Hood Foundation has been able to use data to create a more nuanced and effective view on the fight against poverty.
Every community has its own set of challenges, resources and needs. There isn’t one blanket solution that will transfer across communities, so it is imperative to the success of Place Matters that it is resident-led and addresses the priorities determined by the residents.
Community Foundations as Conveners: Stepping Up By Stepping Back
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro manages more than $220 million in assets through 650 component funds. Its mission is to promote philanthropy, build and maintain a permanent collection of endowment funds and serve as a trustworthy partner in addressing emerging community needs.
Operations vs. Advocacy: A Foundation’s Role in Building Both
The Ruderman Family Foundation combines business-minded grantmaking with public relations and advocacy work in order to show nonprofits that communication about issues goes hand in hand with the services that address them.
The Cultural Agility Leadership Lab: A Turnkey Provider of International Corporate Volunteerism Programs
International volunteerism programs, when well designed, align with corporate social responsibility goals; accelerate strategic growth and innovation; and attract, engage, and develop talent. Through short-term volunteer assignments, CALL volunteers build capacity for NGOs while developing their own cultural agility—a true “win-win.”
The Sky’s the Limit with Engaged Philanthropy
All organizations can leverage the human capital and professional expertise of their supporters and create powerful opportunities for engaged philanthropy within their organizations.
The Good People Fund: Helping Fledgling Nonprofits Thrive
The Good People Fund uses a mentorship approach that focuses on the benefit of counsel and advice. The Fund's goal is to develop a deeply personal relationship with grantees in order to create true partnerships for doing good.