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

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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...

Why My Company Sued The Republic of Mozambique

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

"You sued a country?" Says mostly everybody to me now. Indeed, we are the plaintiff in a Federal Lawsuit against the Republic of Mozambique for fra...

House Republicans Push For Cuts To Popular Program

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects. The belt-...

Unreasonable People: Apply Here

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We all have seeds of inherent goodness that, when nurtured and turned into real commitment, can create transform the world around us. This is exactly what we saw in Shodo Spring.

EDGAR and the Two-Point Conversion

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

Once upon a time, there was a football player named EDGAR. His team was in the state championship. It was the fourth quarter, and they were down by ...

Texas Versus America

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

Anyone else would be embarrassed about the timing. But not Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Why should he be bothered by the awkward juxtaposition of his Texas ad campaign in Illinois launching just as a damning report on the state of his state is released by the Texas Legislative Study Group (TSG)?

Honoring a Legacy of Service: The George H.W. Bush Volunteer Generation Fund

Wendy Spencer | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

America is a nation of volunteers. Results from our annual Volunteering in America survey show how willing our friends and neighbors are to lend a helping hand. More than 64 million Americans volunteer each year, strengthening the nation's safety net and providing vital services to our communities.

Armed Services YMCA Receives $200K Grant From Newman's Own Foundation

Mike Landers | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Mike Landers

The award to Armed Services YMCA reflects the ongoing commitment of Newman's Own Foundation to organizations serving military service personnel, veterans, and their families.

Show Me the Money: Top Twelve Organizations Getting Money From the Feds

Kate Gale | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Kate Gale

You want more funding for your organization, so you've decided to apply big. Yes, you've decided to apply to the federal government for money.

Scaling Community Solutions: Reflecting on the Social Innovation Fund With Paul Carttar

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

In the face of continuing cutbacks from government austerity measures, many nonprofits and their grantmaker partners are exploring ways to increase their impact and most effectively invest their resources in communities.

5 Things the Dance Field Should Be Talking About in 2013

Marc Kirschner | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Marc Kirschner

Take away The Nutcracker, and what you end up with is profuse sweating, retching, agitation and massive irritability. Guess what? That time for rehabilitation is coming. Why?

ASPCA Angels 'Hop' to Help Small Animals

Ed Sayres | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Ed Sayres

As many know, the ASPCA works tirelessly across the country to protect dogs, cats and horses. What some might not know is that we also help many other types of animals, in part by supporting other organizations through our grants program.

Who Cares About Nonprofit Finances? The Top 12 Reasons Why the Most Vulnerable Are at Risk

Fred Leeb | Posted 11.12.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Who is responsible to ensure that nonprofits operate most efficiently? While the great majority of people in the nonprofit world are good people, this doesn't necessarily mean that the financial system is functioning most effectively.

The Costliest Mistakes of College Students

Tawan Perry | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Tawan Perry

The following tips will provide advice about how to make school more affordable and how to get freshmen actively involved on campus.