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Why Our Foundations Are Investing in Detroit

Why Our Foundations Are Investing in Detroit | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The $330-million pledge is not to make up for government but to make a real difference in a great city, write the heads of four big grant makers.
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Why did they do it?   Will the defense of the mega gift to Detroit have uinintended consequences? 

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The Philanthropic Complex | Jacobin

The Philanthropic Complex | Jacobin | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
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The 5% payout vs. endowment investments: when doing good by doing well doesn't always add up.

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Walmart “Offended” by Pushback on Charity Aimed at Walmart Employees

Walmart “Offended” by Pushback on Charity Aimed at Walmart Employees | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The retail giant is saddened by those who found their internal charity program shocking. Other observers are saddened to find that such programs are necessary.
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The Coming Community College Leadership Exodus

The Coming Community College Leadership Exodus | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Six leading community college organizations have joined forces to address an important yet little-known challenge facing community colleges across the U.S.: the impending departure of hundreds of presidents.
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Heinz Fund's Head Resigns Amid Reported Fracking Dispute - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Heinz Fund's Head Resigns Amid Reported Fracking Dispute - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
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Fiscal Crisis Reshaped How Donors Give - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)

Fiscal Crisis Reshaped How Donors Give - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) Fiscal Crisis Reshaped How Donors Give Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) The sluggish economy is no longer a strong influence on how much donors plan to give, but the Great Recession has changed how...
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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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Harvard asks donors for $6.5 billion - Reuters

Harvard asks donors for $6.5 billion - Reuters | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Economic Times Harvard asks donors for $6.5 billion Reuters Gates, who was ranked by Forbes magazine this year as the world's second-richest person behind Mexico's Carlos Slim, joked about his decision to leave the university during a talk before...
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Coca-Cola Teams With USDA To Improve US Water Resources

Coca-Cola Teams With USDA To Improve US Water Resources | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The Coca-Cola company will provide more funding for watershed restoration projects in the US under a new partnership with the USDA National Forest Service.
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Why Is There So Little Innovation in Water Infrastructure?

Why Is There So Little Innovation in Water Infrastructure? | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
For one thing, consumers have no tolerance for risk.
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Catholic Diocese Starts Removing Hundreds of Donors' Memorial Stones From Crystal Cathedral's Walk of Faith

Catholic Diocese Starts Removing Hundreds of Donors' Memorial Stones From Crystal Cathedral's Walk of Faith | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County, which bought the California megachurch Crystal Cathedral's glass sanctuary last year, has started removing the 1,800 memorial stones that were erected on the campus to honor people's loved ones.
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Donor intent goes out the door.

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As Cuts to SNAP Benefits Loom, Food Pantries Can Only Guess How to Prepare

As Cuts to SNAP Benefits Loom, Food Pantries Can Only Guess How to Prepare | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Will anti-hunger groups across the country be expected to provide millions of extra meals next year, or billions?
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Homeless expert issues warning to Sarasota County

Homeless expert issues warning to Sarasota County | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Robert Marbut issued a warning Thursday about what Sarasota County can expect if it does not change the way it is dealing with homelessness.

Via Greg Luberecki
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The Year of Living Dangerously

The Year of Living Dangerously | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Opinion and Commentary from the Charitable Sector
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No look-back at the past year is complete without a domestic recounting inclusive of the tragic and profane. 

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Nonprofit developing statewide veterans center

Nonprofit developing statewide veterans center | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
By Todd Cohen RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina is home to over 800,000 veterans, including over 8,800 estimated to be homeless, or about one in five of people in the state who are homeless.
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Philanthropy in North Carolina is on the move.

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Out of the Ashes of the Coal Economy, a Bright Future?

Out of the Ashes of the Coal Economy, a Bright Future? | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The last couple of years have brought substantial new economic challenges to Appalachian Kentucky. Already saddled with being one of the poorest regions in the country, mountain communities are being hit hard by steep layoffs in the coal industry.
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Building permanent endowment for distressed communities...this is a compelling a case as you are likely to find. 

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Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income

Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students. 
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The Dangers of Shutdown Philanthropy

The Dangers of Shutdown Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Gifts that keep government running are well-intentioned, but they undermine America's commitment to distributing public benefits equitably and transparently.
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Giving #2030Now: every contribution counts

Giving #2030Now: every contribution counts | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Today an incredible array of speakers presented their #2030Now words and vision and encouraged audience members from not only New York but from all (Giving isn't only about wealth, it's also about ideas and energy to create change social media for...
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Talking about charity seen as key to kids' giving

The best way to get children to give to charity is for parents to talk to their kids about giving, rather than just setting an example for their children and making donations themselves, a new stud...
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An Embarrassment of Riches

An Embarrassment of Riches | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Enterprising developers have come and gone in Palm Beach County. They left behind decidedly mixed results as evidence of their passing; but to some we owe acknowledgment and an expression of gratitude...
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The John D. MacArhur Beach State Park is the only state park in Palm Beach County and one of the most unique in Florida. 

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Crowdfunding: The Next Frontier of Corporate Philanthropy

Crowdfunding: The Next Frontier of Corporate Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
While youth sports jerseys will always feature businesses, online fundraising is expanding opportunities for corporate sponsorship of community projects.
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Nonproifits take heed: Putting sponorships on a whole new trajectory.. 

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The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy

The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
A new study shows that creative class workers spur innovation, no matter their field.
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Grant Makers Are Blind to Charity Needs, Say 48% of Nonprofits

Grant Makers Are Blind to Charity Needs, Say 48% of Nonprofits | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
A new study by the Center for Effective Philanthropy says only 18 percent of charity executives feel strongly that they can be candid with their foundation supporters.
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Foundaton boards are an ingredient in the dead space between the realities of need that affect a nonprofit's aspirations and the program officers who communicate the pitch for funding. 

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