February 24, 2011

The Case for Candor

RE: Philanthropy

By Kevin Walker
2/23/11

The head of the Northwest Area Foundation shares lessons learned based on a report examining a 10-year strategy that fell short in some important respects. While acknowledging his organization’s struggle to implement its ideas effectively, he stresses that philanthropy is “uniquely positioned to explore approaches that neither the private sector nor government will attempt.”
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Telluride Foundation Looks to Measure Impact

Telluride Daily Planet

By Kathrine Warren

2/23/11

As funders and donors demand accountability and demonstration of the impact of their contributions, the Telluride Foundation is partnering with the Aspen Community Foundation and other state and national resources to figure out how to measure the impact of the Foundation’s philanthropy to the region’s non-profits.
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We Need 14 Million More Hispanic Degrees

The Washington Post

By Frank Alvarez
2/23/11

The 2010 census is showing that Hispanics are playing an increasingly important role in communities all over the U.S. The path to a successful future has often included a college education. The reality is the U.S. Latino degree attainment rate stands at 19 percent. Our goal is to move this to 60 percent by 2025 in order to meet the college attainment goals set forth for all Americans by President Obama and supporters like Lumina Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Federal Agencies, Contractors Preparing for Government Shutdown

The Washington Post

By Ed O’Keefe
2/23/11

Federal agencies continued reviewing shutdown plans Wednesday in anticipation of a possible closure of the federal government that could begin as early as next week.
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How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Spark Change

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Maureen West
2/20/11

As the world has discovered through the grass-roots revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia —driven in part by messages on Twitter and Facebook—online social media can be powerful tools for spurring social change. And increasingly, both fledgling nonprofits and long-established charities are taking up those tools in issue advocacy.
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