Margaret Medzie is the Vice President and Chief Development Officer at the Akron Community Foundation. As leader of the development and donor engagement department, Margaret helps charitable people, families and organizations give efficiently, effectively and meaningfully to their favorite causes and charities, not just today but forever. She connects them to the community foundation’s vast knowledge and nonprofit resources, introduces them to like-minded philanthropists, and – through the power of endowment – ensures their good work continues forever through a fund in their name.

 

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Community Foundation Spark Session: Family Philanthropy Services: Making the Case, Measuring the Impact

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Laura Fink, Margaret Medzie, Tony Macklin

An increasing number of community foundations provide services that actively involve multiple generations or family branches in giving, granting, learning, investing, and/or volunteering together. They’re answering rising demands from donors and positioning themselves against competitors. Offering these family philanthropy services requires investments in staff capacity, organizational culture, marketing, and more. How have community foundations made the internal case for those… Read More

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