Voices from the Field Posts

California Wildfires – What’s a Funder to Do?

Posted by Regine A. Webster on January 9, 2019

The recent California wildfires spurred a flurry of donations. But what happens after the affected families fade from the headlines? Regine A. Webster of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy gives practical suggestions for donors and organizations to help those affected by the disaster.

4 Small Nonprofit Challenges that Major Donors Should Understand: a Latin American Lens

Posted by Harriette Rothwell on December 18, 2018

Supporting small nonprofits in Latin America can have a higher comparative impact due to lower overhead, higher local community involvement and sustainability prospects. Major donors should understand the unique challenges these nonprofits face in order to be responsible and committed to making long term sustainable change in the region.

My Journey from Advocate to Philanthropist

Posted by Gordon Irlam on December 14, 2018

Advocacy is a remarkably effective way to influence governments and institutions to tackle important problems - and it often influences one's philanthropy. Gordon Irlam shares how his experience as a volunteer advocate for global causes shaped his approach to giving.

3 Months, 3 Lessons Learned: My Time at NCFP

Posted by Lexi Laginess on December 12, 2018

Lexi Laginess describes her NCFP internship as an incredibly rewarding experience.

It's the Giving Season: Joy, Wonder, Togetherness, and Sharing

Posted by Katherine Scott on November 20, 2018

As you plan for the holidays - whether to find a turkey, put up your holiday decorations, or plan time with family - we wanted to share some of our own favorite holiday traditions from staff and giving families.

How Segal Family Foundation is Deepening Impact with Grantees through Scalable Technology Platforms

Posted by Andy Bryant on November 14, 2018

As part of its "Active Partnership" model, the Segal Family Foundation offers a package of capacity-building services to help visionary organizations—both doers and donors—across Sub-Saharan Africa to build more connected, robust, and well-structured organizations.

Making an Impact: Millenial Donors at the Calgary Foundation

Posted by Calgary Foundation on November 7, 2018

She may be just 18 years old, but Kinga Nolan’s concept of giving back to the community is well-ingrained in her world view. A science lover and passionate advocate for head injury awareness, Nolan is proof that millennials can be leaders in community engagement when given the right opportunities.

Foundations Partnering to Raise the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Posted by Susan Crites Price on October 23, 2018

From a community foundation standpoint, teaching philanthropy at a very early age is part of donor development.

Four Questions for Nonprofit and Foundation Boards to Protect Their Organizations

Posted by Anne Wallestad and Aaron Dorfman on October 15, 2018

The board’s role in CEO oversight is not a straightforward or easy role to play, but it is an absolutely critical one.

Census 2020: Five Strategies for Family Foundations Seeking to Help Ensure an Accurate Count

Posted by Perla Ni on October 11, 2018

If you care about funding for your local community’s low-income housing, early-childhood education, healthcare and food stamps, few initiatives have as much impact on these services as the Census.

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