August 25, 2011

Reporting Brooklyn: Beyond the Style Section
RE: Philanthropy
By Marilyn Gelber
The Brooklyn Community Foundation in partnership with, a nonprofit issue-focused investigative journalism organization in New York City, applied to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for a grant to launch the Brooklyn-Bureau this fall. We wanted to create a one-stop site for in-depth [...]

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August 24, 2011

The Key to Understanding Wealthy Donors
RE: Philanthropy
By Heather Scott
High-net-worth donors and their professional advisers play an integral part in funding the outstanding work that community foundations do on a daily basis. In the thought-provoking Study of High-Net-Worth Philanthropy, conducted by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University in 2010, researchers looked into the charitable habits [...]

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August 23, 2011

The ABCs of L3Cs
RE: Philanthropy
By Steve Gunderson
Earlier this year, Americans for Community Development held its inaugural conference, “L3C A to Z,” in Evanston, Ill., to educate nonprofits on Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3Cs) and the advantages they provide for those pursuing program-related investments (PRIs). At the opening plenary, I served on a panel, along with [...]

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August 22, 2011

Social Media: Mission Impossible?
RE: Philanthropy
By Mark Carpenter
Attention Council members, assorted philanthropists, and my countless fans that hang on every word I write: I am going dark. As the man behind the Council’s social media curtain, I’m hanging it up. No more Facebook posts, tweets, or LinkedIn connections. Why? Because according to Francisco Dao, social [...]

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