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Nonprofits say foundations unaware of their needs

Many nonprofit leaders say key challenges their organizations face are off the radar of foundations, which they say do not use their resources to help address those challenges, a new report says.
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This theme is unlikely to be unique to North Carolina nonprofits. What do you think?  

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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
When you tell people you live in paradise, they do not expect hunger and homelessness to be part of the picture; and, the truth be told, neither do we. Much time and money has gone into creating the...
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 The FIU’s Metropolitan Center just published a policy paper and report, “House Hunters South Florida: Where Will Our Workers Live?" Every employer and elected official in the county should have it on their “must read” list.  

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An Unconventional Billionaire Is Revolutionizing Philanthropy By Closing His Foundation

An Unconventional Billionaire Is Revolutionizing Philanthropy By Closing His Foundation | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Should charity go on forever? For Chuck Feeney, the answer is an emphatic no--and fellow billionaires are learning from his example.
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Philanthropy Infographics

Pins about Philanthropy Infographics hand-picked by Pinner NGOsource | See more about infographic, foundation and bill gates.
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Saying it clearly and in a way that sticks.

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Leading philanthropic foundations can create climate "tipping point" - Responding to Climate Change

Leading philanthropic foundations can create climate "tipping point" - Responding to Climate Change | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Responding to Climate Change Leading philanthropic foundations can create climate "tipping point" Responding to Climate Change In the largest and most international declaration ever published by environmentalists, 160 winners of environmental...
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Will philanthropy heed the challange? 

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World's Philanthropists and Foundations, Use Your Financial Power Against ... - Huffington Post

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In the absence of government action, time to build a movement.

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What Surprised David Rubenstein The Most About Philanthropy

The Cofouner and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group on witnessing how the public decides to form its opinion of any given philanthropic endeavor. Subscribe to FORBES: http://www.youtube.com/forbes...
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Fixing American Arts Philanthropy: 1. Accept Fewer Applicants

Fixing American Arts Philanthropy: 1. Accept Fewer Applicants | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
RT @Arts4LA: How can foundations improve their support of the #arts? Maybe by being more selective: http://t.co/rjAmkppC1j #philanthropy
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Here's Another Billionaire Art Collector Into Arts Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy

Here's Another Billionaire Art Collector Into Arts Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Here's Another Billionaire Art Collector Into Arts Philanthropy
Inside Philanthropy
It doesn't always follow that billionaires with huge art collections are also big into arts philanthropy.
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The ROI of small business philanthropy - Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) (blog)

The ROI of small business philanthropy - Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) (blog) | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The ROI of small business philanthropy
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) (blog)
The concept of corporate philanthropy is nothing new.
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Getting Philanthropy and Local Government on the Same Page

Getting Philanthropy and Local Government on the Same Page | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
In cities across America, philanthropy, civic institutions, businesses and local government are coming together to figure out how to best leverage their resources and capacity to address important community issues like poverty, ...
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Putting substance into local partnerships requires more than lipservice.

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A Rising Tide of Philanthropy With 'The Giving Pledge' - Christian Post

A Rising Tide of Philanthropy With 'The Giving Pledge' - Christian Post | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Christian Post A Rising Tide of Philanthropy With 'The Giving Pledge' Christian Post "The Giving Pledge," made public by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett four years ago, has already attracted 127 billionaires who have pledged to give at...
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What Donors Need to Know About Appreciated Property - JD Supra (press release)

What Donors Need to Know About Appreciated Property
JD Supra (press release)
Individuals considering gifts of appreciated property to charity should be aware that not all property donations are treated equally for income tax purposes.
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Philanthropy awards in Broward County announced for Mary Riedel, others - Sun-Sentinel

Philanthropy awards in Broward County announced for Mary Riedel, others - Sun-Sentinel | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Philanthropy awards in Broward County announced for Mary Riedel, others Sun-Sentinel The Broward County chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals announced the winners Tuesday of its annual Philanthropy Day awards, including honors...
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Pro Bono Philanthropy: How Giving Half Can Disrupt Nonprofit Economics

Pro Bono Philanthropy: How Giving Half Can Disrupt Nonprofit Economics | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it

cNon-profit organizations are spending billions upon billions of dollars each year on fees billed by service-providers. While expenditures for services like marketing and design grow each year, funding declines.

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Creative way to think about cutting operational costs

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The Role of Corporate Partners in National Park Philanthropy - Huffington Post

The Role of Corporate Partners in National Park Philanthropy - Huffington Post | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
I am often asked what my thoughts are on philanthropy's role in helping to protect and preserve our national parks. It is a fair question and I feel strongly about the answer.
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A Yogurt Tycoon Steps Up His Philanthropy, Going Where Other Funders Won't - Inside Philanthropy

A Yogurt Tycoon Steps Up His Philanthropy, Going Where Other Funders Won't - Inside Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
While over $600 billion sits in the endowments of U.S. foundations, and the Forbes 400 has a combi...
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Money and mission: When investments conflict with philanthropy - Chicago Tribune

Money and mission: When investments conflict with philanthropy - Chicago Tribune | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Money and mission: When investments conflict with philanthropy Chicago Tribune Earlier this month, the Chicago-based philanthropic institution, one of the nation's 10 largest private foundations, also was in the news, but this time the story wasn't...
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Boards of Trustees are often the last to figure it out this is an issue that deserves board debate.. 

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You are the future of philanthropy

You are the future of philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
In this uplifting talk, Katherine Fulton sketches the new future of philanthropy -- one where collaboration and innovation allow regular people to do big things, even when money is scarce.
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A long time thought leader on the future of philanthropy. 

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PHILANTHROPY 2173

PHILANTHROPY 2173 | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
RT @StanfordPACS: What do digital ethics have to do with civil society? http://t.co/XEs6sZ7vuB #Eod14
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Lucy Bernholz's annual projections of future trends. Data is becoming centric to philanthropy, too.

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The State of U.S. Philanthropy: New Giving USA Foundation Report - The Minute

The numbers for U.S. philanthropy in 2013 have been added up in the just released, annual Giving USA Foundation report. In 2013, Americans gave three hundred thirty-five billion dollars to...
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PHILANTHROPY 2173: What are nonprofits for?

PHILANTHROPY 2173: What are nonprofits for? | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
What are nonprofits for? http://t.co/RicAr7Sgyj (from PHILANTHROPY 2173 )
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Two tech titans. Two very different views of philanthropy ...

Two tech titans. Two very different views of philanthropy ... | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
But Gates now finds himself at the intersection of the business world and philanthropy. He helps run one of the world's largest private foundations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and he's taken a lead role in ...
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Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy - Huffington Post

Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy - Huffington Post | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy Huffington Post I share a summary of her remarks here in the hope that these candid observations from such a respected leader will spark some reflections among those of us still active in...
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Valerie Lies earned her wisdom with her long commitment to philanthropy's cause. Her remarks are wise counsel. 

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NEW! NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED for the 2014 African Philanthropy Award

NEW! NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED for the 2014 African Philanthropy Award | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
AGN invites the public to nominate individuals and organisations to be considered as recipients of the 2014 African Philanthropy Awards at AGN Assembly in Accra, Ghana in November 2014 (RT @SitawaWafula: NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED for the 2014 ...
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Black Gives Back:  

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On the beat: Number of blacks running philanthropies stuck at 3% - Minneapolis Star Tribune

On the beat: Number of blacks running philanthropies stuck at 3% - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
On the beat: Number of blacks running philanthropies stuck at 3%
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Such sentiments holds true in Minnesota, said Shawn Lewis, a board member of the Pan African Community Endowment, a project of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners.
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blackgivesback: Young Black Philanthropists Gather for Changing ...

blackgivesback: Young Black Philanthropists Gather for Changing ... | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Presented by Friends of Ebonie, LLC, the social impact organization dedicated to young black philanthropy, the summit hosted the only two-day intensive of its kind bringing together young black professionals between 25 - 40 ...
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