Posts tagged to 'Communications and social media'
by Elaine Gast Fawcett
on February 28, 2019
What choices do family foundations and funds have when it comes to transparency? NCFP's new guide, "Transparency in Family Philanthropy: Opening to the Possibilities," features a collection of five diverse funder stories exploring different takes on how families think about and act on transparency—and what they have learned as a result.
by Derrick Feldmann
and Stacey Faella
on March 8, 2018
Listen to Woodcock Foundation’s Executive Director Stacey Faella in conversation with Achieve’s President Derrick Feldmann about building awareness and attention for social causes.
by Nick Hamlin
on February 20, 2018
Blockchain for philanthropy comes with risks and opportunities. Nick Hamlin of GlobalGiving explains its technical, social, and ethical implications.
by Vu Le
on September 7, 2017
GrantAdvisor.org is like TripAdvisor or Yelp, but for reviewing foundations. Anyone can provide a review, and when a foundation has five reviews, its profile will go live so everyone can see all the reviews. It’ll help foundations to get no-BS feedback and advice that they might not be able to get otherwise.
As the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation matured, the board realized that not discussing the foundation’s work in a larger, more public way might hinder our ability to serve the grantees, partners, and issues we are most concerned about.
by Heather Peeler
on August 25, 2015
Have you ever been the one tasked with making the plans for a vacation with a large group of people? If so, you know what it is like to juggle many different schedules, preferences and opinions. However, when everyone puts the time and work in and shares the responsibility, it can be a wonderful experience. Coming together to accomplish something results in greater payoff than going at it solo. For the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the process of intentionally fostering learning with other organizations is paramount in its grantmaking for just this reason.
by Laura Quinn
on March 24, 2014
Grantmaking programs are complicated to manage. Even the relatively small programs can involve tracking dozens of applications, reviewers, requirements, and payments. But grants management software applications can help by saving grantmakers time, making their processes more effective and transparent, and even transforming the way they do business. Grantmakers’ choices are growing each year…So how can foundations choose the right grants management system from this growing selection?
We’ve heard a lot about the potential value of Twitter for keeping connected with nonprofits and fellow grantmakers in our community. Do you have suggestions for specific Twitter feeds that our foundation staff and board member may choose to follow as we get started?
New to the world of Twitter?...
by Kate Wolford
on August 15, 2013
Thinking about entering the world of Twitter, but not sure whether it’s a good use of your time? Not sure what to tweet about, who to follow, or how to measure and maximize the value of your time spent on social media? In this month’s edition of Family Giving News, we’re delighted to share the...
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by Virginia Esposito
on August 15, 2013
Family philanthropy mirrors so much of what we care about and who we love that it is often reflected in many different aspects of our lives. It’s about relationships, passions, and the way we would like to make the world a better place. Little things can remind us why we care about excellence in...