January 4, 2012

How Mother Nature Changed Our Plans … But Not Our Message

RE: Philanthropy

By Stuart Comstock-Gay

I’ve long been wary about in-house videos. Because, let’s face it, videos can be tough to pull off. So it was with some trepidation that we decided not just to make our first set of short videos this year, but to feature them at our 25th anniversary annual meeting-indeed, to make them the centerpiece of the program for the afternoon.
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Giving Circle Aims to Help Local Women and Girls

Petoskey News

By Rachel Brougham

In just six years, a group of local women have managed to award more than $160,000 to help area women and girls throughout Charlevoix and Emmet counties. And because of the growing need in the region, the circle hopes to expand and thus serve even more. The Hestia Giving Circle, formed in 2005, is a donor-advised fund through the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. The circle — which strives to promote the economic self-sufficiency and well-being of women and girls in the two counties — provides an opportunity for women to work together to make a significant impact on those in the area, while also educating themselves about issues facing women and girls in the community.
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Pick.Click.Give. Boosts Marketing for 2012 Dividend Charity

Anchorage Daily News

By Mike Dunham

Alaska’s Pick.Click.Give program will have an aggressive new focus in 2012, the result of surveys done over the past year. Research completed in October revealed a discrepancy between the kinds of charities people said they wanted to give money to and what they actually supported when giving through the Pick.Click.Give program.
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Grants Boost S.D. Job-Training, Policy Efforts

Argus Leader

By Beth Wischmeyer

Two South Dakota organizations will receive funding from a Minnesota-based foundation for job training, public policy education and promotion of asset-building among low-income families. The Rural Learning Center of Howard and South Dakota Voices for Children will get a total of $300,000 for programs that will meet the goals of the Northwest Area Foundation, which handed out $2.25 million in grants for 2012
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10 Donors to Watch in 2012

Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Caroline Preston

Donors call the shots in the nonprofit world, for better or for worse. Their money can have a huge impact on a charity’s work; sometimes they can influence an entire field or cause. The Chronicle took a look at philanthropists and grant makers whose giving could make a significant difference in 2012 and beyond. The list includes not just donors who are poised to give big but also those that are changing direction or taking a new tack.
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