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Assn. of Small Foundations Becomes Exponent Philanthropy

March 27, 2014       Mark Hrywna      

If someone had a lot if money 30 years ago and wanted to do something philanthropic, they’d start a foundation. “That’s no longer true today,” said Henry Berman, CEO of the Association of Small Foundations (ASF).

World Vision To Recognize Employees’ Same-Sex Marriages

March 25, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

UPDATE: World Vision has since reversed this decision. Click here for the full story.

Sept. 11 Memorial Museum Sets Opening Dates

March 25, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

More than 12 years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Sept. 11 Memorial Museum will open its doors to the general public on May 21.

Amplify Austin Raises $5.7M In 24 Hours

March 24, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Central Texas charities raised an average of nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars per hour during Amplify Austin, surpassing both last year’s totals and this year’s fundraising goal.

Survey: Millennials Expect To Tackle Big Issues Better

March 24, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Millennials are an optimistic bunch. Almost 80 percent of 17- to 26-year-olds said they are “optimistic about the direction of their local community,” according to a poll released today by the Clinton Global Initiative University (CHIU). Almost two-thirds of them believe that their generation is “better equipped to handle the greatest issues facing society,” with 72 percent attributing that to their “access to better technology.”

$5,000 Fellowship For Women’s Philanthropy Study

March 18, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

A one-year, $5,000 fellowship to support doctoral research and dissertation writing that contributes to understanding of women’s philanthropy is being offered by The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Applications are due by April 30.

Donors Forum Picks Weinheimer As New Boss

March 14, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Eric Weinheimer, president and CEO of The Cara Program in Chicago, will become the president and CEO of Donors Forum, also in Chicago, on July 1. Weinheimer will replace Valerie Lies, who will retire at the end of June after 27 years as Donors Forum’s president and CEO.

Human Services Groups Collaborate To Survive

March 14, 2014       Claudia Schaefer      

Some social service agencies think of their clients as being or having a problem. According to Al Condeluci, CEO of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) in Pittsburgh, Pa., “it is the community and their lack of understanding and acceptance that’s the real problem.”

Affinity Group Members Find Common Ground, Or Not

March 14, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

The Delaware Grantmakers Association in Wilmington had an interesting problem in 2013 — its membership was too diverse. Even with a relatively small membership of 36, CEO Will Sherk found that differences in culture between the north of the state and the south resulted in grantmakers having different priorities.

Live From SXSW: #GivingTuesday — The Sharknado of Giving

March 12, 2014       Megan Keane - Special to The NonProfit Times      

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the biggest day of the year for commerce. Why not take the energy surrounding a day that’s good for business into a day that’s good for giving? That’s the idea that launched the national (and now international) #Giving Tuesday movement. An experiment in philanthropy, #GivingTuesday designated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a day for organizations and their supporters to use social media & new tools to raise funds.