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Innovative ideas for donors, foundation leaders, and philanthropists

 
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Economic Development

Latinos Are the Future of US Economic Security

It’s time to adapt to demographic changes and adopt new strategies.

By Mara Perez | 1 | Apr. 23, 2015
 
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Fundraising

From Projects to People: Addressing a Donor Funding Imbalance

Donors are always calling for innovative thinking, so why not show a little inclination to innovate themselves?

By Ken Banks | 24 | Apr. 22, 2015
 
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Corporate Philanthropy

Making “Customer-driven Philanthropy” Work

Engaging customers in corporate philanthropy has significant bottom-line potential, but even big brands have struggled with doing it well. Is there a future for consumer-driven philanthropy?

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach | Apr. 20, 2015
 

Energy

Why Energy Philanthropy Is High-Impact Philanthropy

Energy is central to many causes that funders care about, but it is one of the most underappreciated issues in 21st-century philanthropy.

By Rachel Pritzker & Mike Berkowitz | 2 | Apr. 17, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

The Seven Commandments of Funding

Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.

By Kevin Starr | 9 | Apr. 10, 2015
 

Fundraising

Driving Medical Research through Major Giving

Nonprofit organizations that invest in fundraising fundamentals can drive major gift donations that lead to transformational change.

By John L. Lehr | 2 | Apr. 6, 2015
 

Foundations

Express Yourself

The independence of foundations gives them the unique ability to communicate uncomfortable truths to entrenched power. When it comes to strategic communications, however, there are three things of which every foundation could do more.

By Darren Walker & Alfred Ironside | 2 | Apr. 2, 2015
 

Foundations

Systems Change Should Lift Up Beneficiary Voices

When collaborating on systems transformation, we must include both program beneficiaries and institutional leaders.

By Peter Long | 6 | Apr. 1, 2015
 

DIY PR

How one organization took advantage of a major transition to move away from third-party vendors and build an in-house communications team.

By Melissa Skolfield | 9 | Mar. 26, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

When Restrictions Apply

Why general funding for nonprofit organizations is the future of innovation.

By Jocelyn Wyatt | 8 | Mar. 18, 2015