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This past Tuesday we celebrated National Philanthropy Day, a day to celebrate the good that’s happened, the change that’s been created, the effects of philanthropy, and the generosity of others. At a luncheon today in Omaha, our local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will be honoring amazing philanthropists and volunteer fundraisers from throughout [...]

I am a morning person.  This may be a result of having three small children who are age 5 and younger, but I find myself most productive and inquisitive at that time of day.  I approach morning plenary sessions bright-eyed, cheery, and ready to learn.  This morning’s session didn’t disappoint.  The knock-out panel comprised Emmett [...]

This morning fall conference attendees had the privilege of listening to an outstanding, provocative, and thought-provoking plenary session. The session was a culmination of statistics provided by Terry Mazany, president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, with real-life examples from three motivated change agents in their own communities:  Jaqueline Edelberg, author and parent; LaRavian [...]

[Editor's Note: We asked contributors for a final, reflective blog entry from the San Antonio conference. Here's what Hillary had to say.]
The first day and a half of the Fall Conference focused purely on the power of community foundation’s to convene and partner with the necessary players to create community change. At some points throughout [...]

One of many perks at all of the COF Fall Conferences and should not be missed this year either is the Film and Video Festival. Showing throughout the day are documentaries and films funded by foundations. These inspiring films are always a reminder of why we do the work we do and try to impact [...]

I was able to attend a site visit to The Warrior Family Center today, a one-of-a-kind facility that is located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The facility is a $5 million-plus project that was raised by all private philanthropic dollars. It offers services to wounded warriors and their families.
Besides the amazing facility and [...]

I am looking forward to attending the COF’s Fall Conference this year. Recently, our community foundation (The Omaha Community Foundation) had the privilege of hearing Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of COF, speak at our annual board strategic planning retreat. The question at hand was, “How do we become a community leader?”

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