Philanthropy and Local Communities


Foundation: Nebraska Community Foundation

K.C. Belitz, chief operating officer of the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), provides an example of how to use philanthropy to do community-building and a call to action.

Belitz writes that the NCF is launching a new initiative in urging local funds to connect with young people who have gone off to college by involving the students in hometown summer internships.

The NCF board of directors seeks to partner with affiliated funds to give college students paid internships to serve their hometown communities during summer break.

The local Fund Advisory Committee members will identify and recruit local college students who might be interested in a hometown internship. Read the Entire Article


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Three-Year Initiative Gives Publishers Support to Adopt and Digital Platforms
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently announced a call of applications for their new initiative to help news organizations find sustainable publishing solutions. Nonprofit newsrooms...more

Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation

A new Arabella Advisors report titled "Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation," builds upon the work of Senior Managing Director Gwen Walden and her 25 years of...more

Reimagining Black Wealth: Asking 400 Year Old Questions

Living Cities staff JaNay Queen Nazaire, Chief Strategy Officer, and Demetric Duckett, Managing Director, write how Living Cities is "not only doubling-down on the use of capital as a driving...more

Lessons from Facebook’s $1B Housing Crisis Investment
Foundation: Nike

Facebook is one of the most recent examples of big tech making investment to ease California's housing crisis, which has led to a homelessness epidemic in recent years. Facebook has pledged $1...more

Why More Companies Are Enabling International Giving

Since last year, the adoption of the Benevity OneWorld international solution enables organizations to explore and support nearly two million causes in 190 countries, in 17 languages and 14...more

How Social Entrepreneurs Have Improved The Lives Of Millions

Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, writes how they have founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship 20 years ago, where they saw in...more

Aiding Future Philanthropists

Grade 12 or first-year post-secondary students are offered a $1,000 scholarship from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) local chapter. The goal of the scholarship is to promote future...more

How Climate Change, Millennials and Tainted Donors are Impacting Philanthropy

In a Johnson Center's 2020 11 Trends in Philanthropy report, it analyzes upcoming and developing issues in the nonprofit industry. According to the report, millennials will make up more than half...more

Giving People the Tools to Spot Misinformation Online
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Seattle Times political reporter, Jim Brunner, covers digital "deepfakes" - fabricated videos so realistic they can put words in the mouths of politicians or anyone else that they never said. A...more

What Will Cultural Philanthropy Look Like in the 21st Century?
Foundation: Knight Foundation

A new initiative called the Arts Funders Forum, supported by the Knight Foundation and run by the strategic advisory firm M+D, launched in Miami Beach with the aim of identifying the current state of...more







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