The findings from a recent survey of private foundation donors reveal that many foundations are not very alarmed by the current array of philanthropic "hot button" issues.
A recent Gallup poll in conjunction with Inside Higher Ed reveals that presidents of private colleges and universities express more satisfaction with their boards than those at public institutions. Why is that?
“Civic leaders and funders are increasingly exploring the potential for technology to promote healthy, vibrant communities. Though activity and investment in civic tech has grown over time, a lack of insights and common terminology for describing the full spectrum of efforts in the space has hindered collaboration around shared strategies for impact.”
—Jon Sotsky, Knight Foundation director of strategy and assessment
Rule #1 for developing campaigns—don’t insult the audience. The advertising campaign designed to get Millennials and younger people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act has been described as “making the Internet cringe.”
Those who donated to see a classic 1920s-era moviehouse converted into a performing arts center were shocked to learn that the members of the board of the Valley View Foundation had paid themselves more than $30,000 as salary.
After only three years in the role, David Franklin has announced his plan to resign from his directorship of the Cleveland Museum of Art.