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Change Up Your Questions

This is a guest post by NNCG Member Marshall Ginn, Founder of Capital Development Strategies, LLC Family Foundations:  Not getting the information you want? Change up your questions to up your philanthropic game A family was assessing nonprofits they wished to support financially.  With a goal of making smart philanthropic giving decisions, eight family members gathered… View Article
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Remembering NNCG Charter Member Paul Connolly

We are deeply saddened to mark the passing of our NNCG charter member, Paul Connolly. Paul was the Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services at Bessemer Trust. Prior to joining Bessemer Trust, he spent over 16 years with NNCG member firm TCC Group. Paul was a prolific author for the benefit of the field. He cared… View Article
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The High-Impact Giving Strategy for 2017? Love

This is a guest post by NNCG member Yvonne Moore of Moore Philanthropy.  It was originally published on the Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group blog, and it is reposted here with their permission. Flipping through my photo archive from the past year, I came across a snapshot of the bridge of locks in Paris. Not the more famous… View Article
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Advancing Racial Equity

So many of us are still reeling from the November 9th election results. Some of us reacted with deep feelings of fear, sadness, demoralization, and hopelessness. And now, a week later, there are many questions about which way forward. Two things are clear from the election. The first is that foundations and grantmaking vehicles are not… View Article
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The Sobering Consequences of Poor Communication Between Donors and Nonprofits

This is a guest post by NNCG member Dawn Franks.  It was originally published on her blog, and it is reposted here with her permission. Three organizations gathered around two tables. There were at least ten of us.  I was there to help everyone discuss an issue of grave concern to a major donor. The… View Article
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5 Ways to Mind the Philanthropy Shop Mindfully

CJ Callen is a philanthropy consultant, wine blogger and Liaison for Wisdomprenuers. You can find her complete NNCG member profile here.  The subtitle of this might be for a foundation reader, or “how I stopped trying to save the world and started knowing myself.” Mindfulness is simply knowing what you are doing while you are doing… View Article
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There’s No Such Thing as Nonprofit Sustainability…and What To Do About It (Part 1)

This is a guest post by Jeffrey M. Glebocki, Strategy + Action /Philanthropy.  It is republished here with his permission. This post is the first in a 2-part series on the role of funders in the lively topic of sustainability in the nonprofit sector. The series is based on session presentations made by the author… View Article
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Evolving Hospital Community Benefit Could Be The Next Big Development In Health Philanthropy

This is a guest post by NNCG Member Matthew Ingram, Founder of Driving Force Consulting, and is co-authored by Allison Wolpoff, and Jen Lewis. It is republished here with his permission. “Hospital Community Benefit”: Remind Me, What Is That Again? In our experience, when colleagues in health philanthropy hear the phrase “hospital community benefit,” their eyes… View Article
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Does It Matter?

This is a guest post by NNCG Member Hank Goldstein, Founder of Family Foundation Management/Counsel LLC.  The post was originally published on his blog on June 7, 2016. As reported June 2nd in the Philanthropy News Digest a Council on Foundations survey of nearly a thousand grantmakers found that minorities comprised 24 percent of full-time foundation staff, 8… View Article
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Share What You Know and Start a Virtuous Cycle

This is a guest post by Lisa Brooks, Director of Knowledge Management Systems at the Foundation Center and a co-founder of the IssueLab research aggregation and knowledge sharing service for the social sector.  Visit NNCG’s Knowledge Center here. As a co-founder of IssueLab.org of course I believe we should share our research and encourage others… View Article
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