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Some Nonprofit Leaders Ask: Is Philanthropy Killing Itself With Kindness?

Some Nonprofit Leaders Ask: Is Philanthropy Killing Itself With Kindness? | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
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Community Foundations are the Switzerland in the grantmaking world but should they be?  

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Community Foundation Atlas - Global Impact

Community Foundation Atlas - Global Impact | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
The Community Foundation Atlas has marshaled an important baseline of information about the world’s community foundations. With organizations in 68 countries profiled, a clearer picture of community philanthropy has emerged.
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A great contribution to data on this growing field worldwide.

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Are Donor-Advised Funds the Best Place for Your Charitable Dollars? - U.S. News & World Report

Are Donor-Advised Funds the Best Place for Your Charitable Dollars? - U.S. News & World Report | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
For some, these funds don't work fast enough, but others say they are a cost-efficient way to give.
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If you are thinking about starting a private foundation, think again. Is a donor advised fund a better option?

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Why community foundations are important - News Dispatch

Why community foundations are important - News Dispatch | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Why community foundations are important
News Dispatch
Indiana was close on the heels of this innovation, with the first foundation opening in 1916 in Indianapolis.
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Nonprofit to manage 'grand bargain' pension donations - Crain's Detroit Business

Nonprofit to manage 'grand bargain' pension donations - Crain's Detroit Business | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Nonprofit to manage 'grand bargain' pension donations Crain's Detroit Business The foundations' commitments, which will help shore up pension funds and provide for the city's transfer of the Detroit Institute of Arts to the nonprofit that runs it,...
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#communitytfoundation steps up to the plate. Will the deal stick?

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Community Foundations Have a Mandate to Advocate in the Broad Public Interest

This year, the field of community philanthropy is celebrating its 100th anniversary by questioning long-held assumptions about what works and which philanthropic practices will best strengthen communities in an ever-changing world.
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Fast-Rising Category Of Charitable Funds Raises Controversy

There is a rising debate over “donor-advised funds,” the fastest growing category in charity. Donor-advised funds are a way to put aside money now for
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This issue is not going away.  As nonprofits struggle for new and increased sources of giving, donor advised funds will be an attractive target.

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Beyond the numbers: 3 ways community foundations can benefit from #GivingDays

Beyond the numbers: 3 ways community foundations can benefit from #GivingDays | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Flickr user: Communities Foundation of Texas Knight Foundation just published a new Giving Day Playbook offering tips on ...
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Open contests help community foundations catalyze change

Open contests help community foundations catalyze change | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Opportunities for Leadership: Meeting Silicon Valley's Information Needs from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Knight Foundation recently released a report on ...
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Emmett Carson talk cutting edge ....again.

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Charity finance news - Place-based philanthropy works in Islington, but can it work elsewhere?

Charity finance news - Place-based philanthropy works in Islington, but can it work elsewhere? | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
An funding initiative focused on 'place' rather than 'cause' could provide a template for improving the quality of lives, say Kristina Glenn and Ewan King.
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A take on place-based philanthropy in England. Focus on place rather than cause can encourage more strategic giving. 

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Young grantmakers leverage dollars, enrich community foundations | Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Young grantmakers leverage dollars, enrich community foundations | Charles Stewart Mott Foundation | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
This article is part of an occasional series about the community foundation field and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s role in supporting and strengthening it.
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The DonorEdge Learning Community: Creating Organizational Effectiveness and Positive Social Change

The DonorEdge Learning Community: Creating Organizational Effectiveness and Positive Social Change | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
In recent blog posts, I highlighted how each community foundation in the DonorEdge Learning Community (DELC) is transforming philanthropy in their communities by new strategies, nontraditional coll...
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Community foundations work to meaure their impact

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White Courtesy Telephone: The View From the Heights of Arnstein’s Ladder: Resident Engagement by Community Foundations

White Courtesy Telephone: The View From the Heights of Arnstein’s Ladder: Resident Engagement by Community Foundations | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
The following article will appear in a special issue of the National Civic Review titled Philanthropy & Resident Engagement: The Promise for Democracy, available October 2013.
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A view from the community foundation field: Beyond token community engagement : 

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How Estate Planning is Changing — Investing Daily

How Estate Planning is Changing — Investing Daily | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
A revolution in estate planning is underway. While many people know about the 2012 tax law changes, they don’t realize the extent to which these changes require fresh approaches and strategies.
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Community Foundations Embrace Impact Investing - Forbes

Community Foundations Embrace Impact Investing - Forbes | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
A growing number of community foundations are focusing on impact investing.
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This is old news for leaders in the #communityfoundation field...at least among those that have leadership described in their mission  and as part of their grantmaking DNA.. 

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2014 Regional Meeting - Fora.tv

Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2014 Regional Meeting - Fora.tv | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Join Silicon Valley Community Foundation to discuss how innovations in philanthropy are helping donors make a deeper impact on the causes they care ab
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Leadership in Philanthropy starts at the top.

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Community Foundations’ Assets Climb to Record $66-Billion

Community Foundations’ Assets Climb to Record $66-Billion | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Grant making at the funds grew to nearly $5-billion last year.
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Community foundations to explore working together - taosnews

Community foundations to explore working together - taosnews | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Community foundations to explore working together taosnews The five presidents and CEOs are: Randy Royster of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Jenny Parks of the New Mexico Community Foundation, Brian Byrnes of the Santa Fe Community...
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A statewide coalition to promote philanthropy....for good, forever.

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Social Change Agents

5 New Year's Resolutions for Social Change Agents | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Although New Year’s celebrations may be over, New Year’s resolutions have a great importance.
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The Community Foundations’ Response to Veterans

The Community Foundations’ Response to Veterans | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Veterans returning home from America’s military endeavors in the Middle East may find themselves in need of support—whether that means medical or financial assistance or simply aid in readjusting to civilian life.
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Bahia Ramos feels the beat of local communities in her grantmaking

Bahia Ramos feels the beat of local communities in her grantmaking | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Above: Bahia Ramos Bahia Ramos learned the importance of empathy from her grandmother at an early age. It’s a notion ...
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Community Foundations: Building Philanthropy and Effecting Social Change

Community Foundations: Building Philanthropy and Effecting Social Change | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
We close the current theme (fundraising) with a look at community foundations and the value propositions that drive their ability to operate and raise
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A hopeful if not slightly inaccurate portrait of comunity foundations...The potential is there but do community foundation really use it?  Yes & No.

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Guest column: Donor advised funds, helping to cross the generational bridge - Hudson Hub-Times | Hudson & Summit County, OH

When Cornelius Vanderbilt died in 1877, he was the richest man in the United States. Yet he neglected to provide his children with an appreciation of the responsibility of great wealth and the proper mentoring necessary to maintain it.
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Donor advised funds for family philanthropy continue to grow in popularity and numbers. 

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3 Things Philanthropists Can Do To Move Nonprofits Forward | Social Velocity

3 Things Philanthropists Can Do To Move Nonprofits Forward | Social Velocity | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
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Letter to donors of America to stop focusing on % of administrative costs as the mesure of a charities" effectiveness.hek out  llilly15.Tumblr.com "It's a Scary Ride"

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42% of Its Donor-Advised Fund Gifts Are Unrestricted, Fidelity Says

42% of Its Donor-Advised Fund Gifts Are Unrestricted, Fidelity Says | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
On average, donors give seven grants annually worth $4,000 each, Fidelity Charitable says in a study designed to help fundraisers figure out how to tap money from the funds.
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Three Centuries of Rockefeller Family Philanthropy

This three-part program is drawn from conversations among Rockefeller family members and the Rockefeller family historian at a public symposium hosted by Rockefeller…
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