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PARTING THOUGHTS FROM MOY

“Over the past decade, 24/7 connectivity has become reality. Living in (Shifting between) real and virtual time/space is oxymoronically natural in our lives. Technological breakthroughs enable us to be connected to each other and to address our needs and desires … Continue reading

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MICHAEL KAISER ON THE FIRST BIG GRANT

One of the exciting moments in the life of a young, small or mid-sized arts organization is when it receives its first, large foundation grant. This grant, a recognition of the good work already being performed, typically allows the organization … Continue reading

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"AS GOES MAINE, SO GOES THE NATION"….DON'T WE WISH

A year ago the Maine Community Foundation, one of the state’s largest philanthropic enterprises, was preparing for hard times ahead. With the stock market crashing and a global recession strengthening its grip, Henry Schmeltzer, who was then the executive director, … Continue reading

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FOUNDATION CENTER PUBLISHES THE CELEBRITY FOUNDATION DIRECTORY

Through their private foundations, many notable individuals have made significant contributions to help underserved populations and provide support for medical research, green technology, and countless other causes they care about. This new directory, in downloadable PDF format, includes detailed descriptions … Continue reading

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FOUNDATION CENTER PROJECTS 10%+ DECLINE IN GIVING FOR 2009

Foundation giving will likely decline by more than 10 percent in 2009, closer to the higher end of the 8 to 13 percent range estimated by the Foundation Center earlier this year. According to September 2009 survey findings released today … Continue reading

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FOUNDATION CENTER REPORTS 2010 GIVING MAY DECREASE FURTHER THAN ANTICIPATED

A new research advisory from the Foundation Center suggests that foundation giving will decline by more than 10 percent in 2009, a bit closer to the high end of the range estimated by the center earlier this year, and that … Continue reading

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EQUITY ADVANCING EQUITY – A NEW REPORT FROM BLUEPRINT RESEARCH & DESIGN

This report focuses on how community philanthropies – community foundations, loan funds, and others – are using mission investing to address these fundamental inequities in their communities. The social inequities shaped by race, ethnicity, class, and gender and sexual orientation … Continue reading

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ADVICE FOR FUNDERS FROM COLLECTIVE ARTS THINK TANK

This thoughtful Letter to the Field was posted in August, and just came to GIA’s attention. “Most artists and arts professionals do what we do because we love the work. That is, we did not enter the field of contemporary … Continue reading

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HARVARD BUSINESS.ORG ON THE BOSTON FOUNDATION'S NEW STRATEGY

Yesterday the Boston Foundation unveiled major changes in its grantmaking strategy and announced that “the most dramatic change is a shift of emphasis to unrestricted operating support.” You’re not hallucinating, and it’s not a typo. …. Hallelujah. This is the … Continue reading

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BOSTON FOUNDATION'S NEW STRATEGY

The biggest public charity in New England is changing the way it hands out millions of dollars to a wide range of community groups, giving more money to those it considers to be the most effective and cutting funding to … Continue reading

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