Heading into the final days of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, there have been a number of miscellaneous and diversified storylines centered around everything from athletes and countries to the conditions of the hosting city. Show More Summary
Heading into the final days of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, there have been a number of miscellaneous and diversified story lines centered around everything from athletes and countries to the conditions of the hosting city. Show More Summary
Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracki […]
Foundations’ internal practices and culture ripple out to grantees in meaningful ways, and it directly accelerates or impedes grantees’ effectiveness.
Remember this goofy TV spot for Old Spice? The best thing about it is something most people won't quite notice: Or watch it here on YouTube. Roy H. Williams, in his MondayMorningMemo, Swim to Kansas praises this spot for the script. Specifically for its use of the imperative voice -- it's steady stream of "commands": Look at your man. Show More Summary
Photo: Americans for the Arts Designing and facilitating training (not matter the topic) is one of my passions and why I blog about it on a regular basis. I also love sharing techniques and tips with other trainers and often do “train the trainers” sessions as part of my practice. … Read More
Guest post by Mary Kleim No matter what your thoughts are about social media, you cannot deny the fact that some people who use it are full of compassion. They are always ready to help those in need, and nonprofit organizations … Continue reading ?
For years, VolunteerMatch has supported Discovery Communications by providing employee volunteer management software. This year — and for the first time ever — VolunteerMatch partnered with Discovery to dive into unchartered waters: Shark Week (6/26/16 – 7/2/16). Shark Week is … Continue reading ?
New types of civil society organizations are powerfully and successfully using technology to campaign online and offline for social, economic, and environmental change.
It has been a rough several weeks. The horrifying brutality in Orlando was just another instance in what seems like an endless stream of gun violence. And that violence is just one of the challenges facing us, from an increasingly hate-filled...Show More Summary
Recently I was reading about Pythagoras, and his musical theories. In the book, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Hall writes, “Pythagoras had such […]
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Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. When a video complements a live orientation, the results are powerful. I had dinner with my friend Gena the other night. What’s great about Gena … Continue reading ?
A growing economy appears to contribute little to most Kenyans’ quality of life; the government and outside investors need to rethink the education system and the development model.
What Happened on Give Local America Day? For the past few years, I’ve been facilitating a peer learning group with a small cohort of grantees, all community foundations, hosting Giving Days in their communities using the Giving Day Playbook.… Read More
Note: As I mentioned last week, I am at the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conference this week curating a group of bloggers. The third blogger is Mae Hong, Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Her guest post is below. Show More Summary
How the Natural Resources Defense Council effectively unearthed and reframed compelling research to raise public awareness and effect policy change around food waste.
Note: As I mentioned last week, I am at the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conference this week curating a group of bloggers. Next up is Trista Harris, President of the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Her guest post is below. Show More Summary
Building on a quarter century of get-out-the-vote efforts, MTV’s 2016 “Elect This” campaign will encourage young people to vote for the polices that inspire them, not the political system that doesn’t.
I’ve been thinking about creativity a lot lately. I don’t mean getting messy with paints and crayons, although that’s cool too. Rather, I’ve been thinking about the idea (which was new to me until the last few years) that each one of us was put on earth to create something unique and important. Show More Summary