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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 »

Working with Multiple Funders

FLEXIBILITY IS KEY by Suzanne Perry GrantStation Contributing Author – Originally posted on TrendTrack. Two (or more) funders are better than one, right? They can be if together they provide the resources to ensure that a nonprofit can start and maintain a successful program. Many organizations patch together money from a combination of foundations, government agencies, businesses, banks, and even commercial investors – an approach …     Continue Reading »

Social Enterprise: Impact investing & social missions

by Suzanne Perry Originally posted on TrendTrack, a GrantStation blog.     There’s been lots of buzz in recent years about impact investing – the idea that people can make money by investing in projects that do good. But where does that leave nonprofits, which can’t promise significant financial rewards to their donors? In danger of being neglected, says Jim Schorr, president and CEO of the Social …     Continue Reading »

What can philanthropy learn from this year’s Final Four?

By Lisa Fasolo Frishman, Executive Director of the NY Funders Alliance I will get my bias out in the first sentence – I live in a suburb of Syracuse, NY. I tell you this so you understand why basketball is on my mind. With both the men and women’s teams having been in this year’s Final Four, basketball still dominates much of the conversation in our town even …     Continue Reading »

Grantees of the World…

Unite – And Speak Up! by Suzanne Perry Originally posted on TrendTrack, a GrantStation blog.     A few months ago, I was in contact with Jessamyn Shams-Lau, executive director of a California family foundation, and noticed something different about her email signature. Below her name appears the sentence: “You should rate me anonymously here on Funder Feedback.” The link takes you to a series of questions, including: …     Continue Reading »