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I was incredibly inspired during last week’s fall conference after leaving the remarkable session “Once Upon a Time: Reaching Beyond Your Windows Through Storytelling,” which shared the amazing success story of the Pittsburgh Foundation’s outreach through community video storytelling. I had several initial thoughts: “How do I start a video storytelling program in Fremont?” “Who [...]

First of all, thanks to Council interim President and CEO Jeff Clarke for the kind and slightly embarrassing shout-out at the noon plenary today. I do feel incredibly welcome at the conference and have gained so much knowledge that I’m sure to overwhelm my staff and board when I get back to the office.  I [...]

Good morning from the West Coast! As I sit in my hotel room watching the sun rise over the downtown San Francisco skyline, I can’t help but be grateful for the opportunity to be at the Council on Foundations Fall Conference for Community Foundations. This is the first time in the 31-year history of the [...]

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