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ANOTHER RESOURCE FOR ECONOMIC TURMOIL AND CHANGE

In the Face of Fear Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times Edited by Barry Boyce Shambhala Publications ISBN 978-1-59030-757-1 “Most of us have never experienced such deep anxiety and uncertainty in the world as we are in these current times; this … Continue reading

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STAFF CHANGE AT THE BUSH FOUNDATION

The Bush Foundation announced today that Nancy Fushan will be leaving her position as Senior Program Officer, effective September 18, 2009. “As the Foundation continues its shift from traditional grantmaking to the partnership-based methodology of our new strategy, our staffing … Continue reading

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SEATTLE NATIVE NONPROFITS COLLABORATE TO ENSURE SURVIVAL

Earlier this year several Seattle Native nonprofit groups came together to both learn more about the work that they each do and to find ways in which they can support each other in these difficult times. The meeting arose out … Continue reading

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A QUICK SUMMARY OF FEDERAL ARTS SUPPORT

Here’s a quick overview of current and historic Federal arts support on the Art:21 blog. Talking about federal arts funding in America can be very confusing because of the many facts and figures. So, in an effort to understand the … Continue reading

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BRIDGESPAN SURVEY DETAILS THE RECESSION'S IMPACT

The Bridgespan Group release an update on the November 2008 study of non-profit organizations in the recession: Responses of nearly 100 nonprofit leaders participating in a Bridgespan longitudinal study show nonprofits are turning to much tougher measures than foreseen six … Continue reading

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INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES IN LOUISVILLE

In the Louisville Courier Journal ( Photo Louisville Shakespeare Company) Amid the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, Louisville’s principal arts organizations are being challenged as never before. Approaches once considered sacrosanct, realities thought etched in concrete, are … Continue reading

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WHITE HOUSE APPOINTS HEAD OF SOCIAL INNOVATION OFFICE

From the Chronicle of philanthropy It’s now official: Sonal Shah, former head of global development at Google.org, the search-engine company’s philanthropic arm, is head of the new White House Office of Social Innovation. Shin Inouye, a White House spokesman, today … Continue reading

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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES RECOVERY GRANTS TO STATE AND REGIONAL ARTS AGENCIES

The National Endowment for the Arts today announced $19.8 million in one-time grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to the state arts agencies and regional arts organizations to support the arts sector of the … Continue reading

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COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS GUIDE TO FEDERAL GRANTS

With the recent downturn in the economy, the negative impacts on foundation endowments, and the interest of foundations to continue critical grantmaking at 2008 levels, many foundations are now contemplating whether they should be looking into additional sources of funding, … Continue reading

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GIA PRESIDENT TESTIFIES TO THE MINNESOTA HOUSE

April 6, 2009 – Arts program director Vickie Benson provides professional analysis on the need for a strategic statewide distribution plan for arts funding. In November 2008, Minnesota voters passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to our state … Continue reading

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