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Grants: What they can, and cannot, do for higher education

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 02.15.2017 | Education
Lee D. Lambert

As states experience fiscal challenges, higher education institutions across the U.S. are facing reductions in publicly funded support. One of the wa...

Doing Well By Doing Good: Suzanne DiBianca, Chief Philanthropy Officer of Salesforce, on her movement to give away $128 million dollars

Alexandre Mars | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

As we're nearing the holidays, a time when people have their end-of-the-year charitable contributions more frequently on their minds, I would like to ...

Education Crowdfunding: An Engine of Good That Could Move Us Toward Equity

The Sillerman Center | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
The Sillerman Center

When public school budgets shrink, it's students who pay the price. Classes get larger, fewer field trips get scheduled, athletic programs charge fees, and technology doesn't get updated.

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

Transforming Communities with Small Amounts of Money

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In South Los Angeles, Jamila Banks is on a mission. For the past 4 years, this mother of 3 has been running an after school enrichment program at a lo...

FIJ and Schuster Institute Launch Initiative for Diversity in Social Justice Investigative Reporting

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 06.02.2016 | Media
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Without greater diversity in journalism, some very important stories are never pitched, some assignments never made, facts never gathered, and serious abuses of power never uncovered.

7 Tips On How Nonprofits Can Attract Corporate Funding: Part Two

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.30.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Fundraising is about creating connections and synergies that provide mutually-beneficial partnerships to otherwise disparate groups. It is about designing and sharing meaningful impact.

7 Tips On How Nonprofits Can Attract Corporate Funding: Part One

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Aside from having solid financials and noteworthy impact, these are some effective ways in which nonprofits can position themselves more competitively to receive funding.

Seeding Research to Solve Intractable Social Problems

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Carnegie Corporation of New York

The challenges to civilization seem to grow more urgent by the day--from climate change to racism, to terrorism and income inequality. Solutions are ...

Equipment Needed to Help Schools Serve Healthier Meals, Strengthen Child Nutrition

Alexis Glick | Posted 02.10.2017 | Education
Alexis Glick

Over the past seven years, we've made great progress to improve child nutrition. Obesity rates have fallen and the bipartisan work of Congress has helped move the needle on child nutrition legislation.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

5 Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Paola K Amaras | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

So, without further ado, here are my realistic resolutions for 2016.

This Holiday Season, A Look at Five Ways the Video Game Industry is Helping Others

Rich Taylor | Posted 12.18.2016 | Impact
Rich Taylor

This year, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation, the U.S. video game industry's philanthropic arm, celebrated 15 years of giving back to local communities.

First Thoughts on a New Higher Education Agenda

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.19.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

For those of us who follow trend lines showing how higher education pays the bills, there is a prevailing sense of déjà vu as the years go by. The b...

Rolling Up Their Sleeves: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project honors projects that dive deep into the heart of a problem and provide the inner and outer tools to address it. Our...

Why Is It So Damn Hard to Ask for Help?

Amanda Slavin | Posted 06.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Slavin

If you ask people that know me, they would say I probably have done something for them. I have sent them job offers, introduced them to potential rel...

Funding Your Business Goals, Debt-Free

Kim Harris | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Kim Harris

There is only one thing between you and attracting other people's money: a strong value proposition. The value proposition has strong elements that make it valuable to your funding prospect.

Bringing Innovation to Mental Health Services

Pamela Hyde | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Pamela Hyde

At SAMHSA, all of us are committed to our mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Techweek Meet Kansas City... Kansas City Meet Techweek

Jason Grill | Posted 05.07.2016 | Technology
Jason Grill

Good collaborations and true "fits" are really a thing to behold in life and in business. One of those has been built in Kansas City, Missouri.

The 3 C's of Reducing Costs in College.

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.03.2016 | College
Natalie Pace

Education is the highest correlating factor with income. Americans with a Master's Degree or higher earn twice as much (or more) than those with only a high school diploma.

Want to Get Into the College of Your Choice? Develop an Elevator Pitch Now

Gina Davis | Posted 06.28.2015 | College
Gina Davis

I promised my best friend and nieces I'd get their daughters into the college of their choice for free. That's correct. Free. I want to help them apply for all the scholarships and grants available so they won't have to take out loans to attend school.

School Breakfast Is Just the Beginning

Rob Bisceglie | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Rob Bisceglie

School breakfast is a great starting point for many schools when it comes to improving the health and wellness of kids. And for good reason. By now the facts are well established that breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day.

8 Nonprofits Win Big MacArthur Foundation Grants Promoting Justice, Prison Reform And More

Associated Press | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois prison watchdog group and a Montana organization that tracks campaign contributions in 50 states are among the nine winne...

Digital Trust Foundation Seeking Proposals Regarding Online Privacy, Safety and Security

Larry Magid | Posted 12.13.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

A new foundation, born out of a lawsuit regarding Facebook's Beacon project, is giving away more than $6 million "to fund projects and initiatives that promote the cause of online privacy, safety, and security."

Will the Council on Foundations Be a Change Agent or Just a Trade Group?

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Pablo Eisenberg

Over the past few years, the council has lost well over 200 members dissatisfied with the direction of the organization. And some of the remaining 1,585 members feel they are no longer getting much bang for the big bucks they pay in membership fees.