“Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant,” Mitchell Kapor once said. How can your nonprofit compete with information overload and tell your organization's story in a way that your audience will become as passionate about your mission?
If you're looking to raise money for a good cause without the extravagance of a full-on gala, having a house party can be great as a simpler, more intimate alternative.
This post discusses how the Civil Marriage Collaborative (CMC), a funder collaborative, contributed to the success of the marriage equality movement. The CMC story also offers lessons about the role philanthropy can play in advocacy, and how funders can collaborate and take risks to achieve greater impact.
Whether solving a Rubik’s Cube or developing a millennial engagement strategy, each requires the recognition that you’re dealing with a new kind of puzzle with its own tricks and quirks. So, what are the tricks for how to solve the millennial engagement puzzle?
All too often young professionals are relegated to leading a social media project or developing a bake sale fundraising strategy and aren’t given the opportunity to flex their true leadership muscles. As a result, many young professionals don’t feel prepared or confident to take the lead when the moment strikes.
“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.
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.
When it comes to identifying prospects, many otherwise intelligent people enter the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
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.
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.