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Resource Roundup: Best of January 2017

January has flown by! But that didn’t stop the philanthropic sector from creating the usual great content. Here’s a roundup of our favorites from January 2017: Exponent Philanthropy, Philanthrofiles Trust is Essential to Changemaking; Funders Must Take the First Step By Andy Carroll, Exponent Philanthropy, and Colleen O’Keefe, Sauer Family Foundation In any group or in any relationship, trust is the feeling that allows people to …     Continue Reading »

Hello, Customer Service? Are You There?

I recently received my annual family Christmas cards in the mail… sans picture. Yep, beautiful cards on amazing matte card stock with a festive tree and “Happy Holidays from the Laird Family”… no picture. This was a new company I used because (I’m ashamed to say) the price was simply lower and it seemed really easy. But, when I reached out to customer service… crickets. …     Continue Reading »

Resource Roundup: Best of 2016

One of our favorite things about working in the philanthropic industry is the wealth of resources available across the sector. As we come to the end of the first week of the new year, we wanted to share just a few of our favorite resources from the amazing partners we have the privilege of working with every day. Via Philanthropy NorthWest Sindhu Knotz, of The …     Continue Reading »

Fundraising is Important. Making a Difference, More So.

By Marc Gunther Originally posted on Nonprofit Chronicles | April 3, 2016 So much activity in the nonprofit sector focuses on fundraising. Books, articles, webinars, conferences and consultants stand ready to help nonprofits write a grant application, raise money online or cultivate millennials. That’s understandable. Without money, nonprofits will fail. But, just as companies run the risk of obsessing over their revenues and profits–as opposed to their products, …     Continue Reading »

Philanthropy Lessons: A Project in Wisdom, Power, and Possibility

Last week we shared The Power Dynamic – just one of the Philanthropy Lessons videos in Exponent Philanthropy’s new series. But we wanted to revisit the entire series this week for a couple of reasons. First, they’re a fantastic resource for both grantmaking and grantseeking organizations and we hope they continue to be shared widely. Second, we wanted to give kudos to all of the …     Continue Reading »