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Why Is It So Damn Hard to Ask for Help?

Amanda Slavin | Posted 06.05.2015 | 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 05.22.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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.

Recognizing the Critical Importance of AANAPISIs

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Higher education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity for a talented few; rather, it is a prerequisite for the growing jobs of the new economy.

You Don't Have to Be a Genius to Work at Subway...

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

...but 59-year-old mathematician Yitang "Tom" Zhang is now living proof that a former Subway worker can be an official genius: He's one of the winners of the 2014 MacArthur Genius Grant. Curiously, five of this year's 21 awardees used mathematics or statistics in their work.

A Good Start for Schools and Students

Harriet Sanford | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Harriet Sanford

It's no surprise that too many students start each school year without the supplies they need, or walk into classrooms that don't have the resources required for a productive year.

"Too Strong for Our Support" -- How Does That Logic Work?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Imagine you're a foundation program officer funding in the area of youth development and education. You're approached for renewal support by a nonprof...

Curing a Lack of Government Funding for Disease Research Through Crowdfunding

S.Z. Berg | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
S.Z. Berg

Bake sales, car washes, and 5K races are all good fundraising events, but nothing has raised funds so fast and furious as crowdfunding for one man who is using it to fund medical research at the same level as major federal government grants.

Navigating Federal Grants, Training, and Resources

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders...

The Slaves of Saint-Domingue Did Not Dream, They Exploded

Ferrari Sheppard | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Ferrari Sheppard

Under shady palm trees, local residents, rappers, singers and friends lounged on plastic chairs and listened to the music made in this miracle of a studio. Messiah Brown is a miracle because there is nothing like it in Léogâne.

Community Foundations: What It Takes to Become Dynamic Hubs of Local Capital

Don Shaffer | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Community foundations -- with their deep local ties, significant unrestricted assets, and community benefit missions -- are ideally positioned to play...

US Foundation Endowments: A Missing Piece to Maximizing Impact

Lisa Woll | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Lisa Woll

Philanthropic giving by foundations has been and continues to be an important contribution to social, economic and environmental justice here and abroad. Yet, foundations are unnecessarily limiting themselves.

MacArthur Foundation Chooses 7 Nonprofits To Get $1 Million Grants

AP | HERBERT G. McCANN | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact

CHICAGO (AP) — The MacArthur Foundation has chosen seven nonprofits for grants of as much as $1 million to recognize their success and future potent...

Birthright: Did I Have Sex With You in Israel?

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Ari and Emma reminisce on just how bizarre a program Birthright is, and just how much sex they had while they were there.

On Darwin Day, We Honor Science and Scientists

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science
Roy Speckhardt

This year's celebration is especially meaningful given the numerous legislative threats that the scientific community faces and the lackluster level of government funding of scientific research.

Are Parents Flunking College Financial Planning?

Jodi Okun | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Don't flunk out when it comes to saving for college. Learn about the true costs and honestly assess your financial situation.

The Power of a Challenge Grant

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Turning around arts organizations is mostly about changing the psychology of an organization. If we can get people who are closest to us to believe in our work and proceed with confidence, we can find the resources we need.

NEA and ArtPlace Changing The Face of Cities and Towns Across America

John M. Eger | Posted 09.13.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) just announced 59 new grants that will help American communities prepare themselves for the new economy. Tog...