Blog posts from June 2015

A “graphic recording” of the Foundation Center’s discussion at Rising Tide: Remix on intersectionality by Johnine Byrne of

Meeting In The Middle: Intersectionality

June 25, 2015

“Talk about intersectionality: too poor, too black, too gay. For all these folk, somebody always thinks they deserve more than them.” LaTosha Brown challenged the audience at Foundation Center Cleveland's Rising Tide Remix to get uncomfortable and to examine who makes them so. Read the recap of this event.

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Book Review: 'The Social Profit Handbook'

June 25, 2015

Review of The Social Profit Handbook: The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven Organizations (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015) by David Grant, former president and CEO of the New Jersey-based Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Rising Tide Remix: Intersectionality

June 22, 2015

This Remix event will highlight insights from the past three Rising Tide programs: Black Male Achievement, LGBTQ Issues, and Empowerment of Low-Income Women, while exploring new perspectives found at the intersection of all three topics. Join us as we bring local and national voices together in one forum to investigate the tides that rise in our community.

Cleveland on The Rise: A Century In The Making

June 22, 2015

The years of our city’s inferiority complex should be well behind us at this point. The dynamic and ever present advances we as a community are making (from social innovation to the arts and from economic development to education) present a city which has matured and is leading on many fronts. Where once we defaulted to positions of political and economic defeatism, we have now emerged into a “can do culture”; one that claims the future not shies away from it.

With respect to the philanthropy, one genesis point for this “can do culture” dates back just over a hundred years with the advent of the world’s first community foundation (the Cleveland Foundation) created by Frederick Goff.