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All politics is local, some famous politician once said, and a lot of philanthropy would be well served by understanding the importance of understanding and connecting to the culture and dynamics of the communities foundations serve. That is one of the messages of Alicia Philipp, the longtime president of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, reminding national foundations—and all of us—“community foundations are as different as the local communities” they serve.
Google’s new mobile app aims to make fundraising easier for nonprofits by linking charities to potential donors.
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Few things are more loathed by the public than taxes, and our cultural models encourage us to view government as something to be resisted and our tax system as a ...
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At the Baltimore, Md.-based Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, saying “thanks” is all part of a week’s work, from handwritten notes to personal calls from the CEO.
Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Razoo, and Indiegogo are becoming quite well known, but a local crowdfunding site in Florida, Power2give.org, hints at the possibilities of indigenous alternatives.
The Knight Foundation has just handed out $9 million to three organizations to help expand their use of technology for civic engagement.
At recent events in New York City and Washington, D.C., African American millennials gather to share in a more inclusive vision of contemporary philanthropy.
A searing new investigation by the Boston Globe finds that many professional athletes’ charities are not even close to operating in line with basic best practices.
Compared to some others, the Rappaport Family Foundation doesn’t have deep pockets, but its civic engagement strategy, focusing on community colleges, may be on to something important.
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