White House Gulf Coast Philanthropic Briefing – September 13, 2010

Yesterday afternoon, I attended the first ever White House Gulf Coast Philanthropic Briefing hosted by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (the "Initiative") in partnership with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy ("AAPIP") and the Corporation for National and Community Service ("CNCS").  The briefing was more of a convening and sharing of information […]

Tweets of the Week – July 16, 2010

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: COF_: Healthy democracy needs philanthropy http://bit.ly/brEjpz consciousgovern: My new article just published by ProBono Australia: The True Role of the Board – How Governance has been Hijacked http://bit.ly/bu10qB charitylawyer: Ultra Vires Acts – http://bit.ly/9xjbMg http://fb.me/DQjlgxmQ Give2Asia: Just released our latest overview of Give2Asia's work and […]

Foundations for the Common Good

Caring to Change, an independent project conducted in collaboration with the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, earlier this year released Foundations for the Common Good, a report written by Mark Rosenman on how grantmaking can be more effective if focused on the broader goal of advancing the "Common Good."  Dr. Rosenman sought the input of […]

Tweets of the Week – 6/25/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Great Resource List for Nonprofits from NGEC (including on collaborations and coalitions) – http://bit.ly/c5ZiEj via @aapip GTak: Nonprofit Collaboration and Merger Resources – http://bit.ly/brsB8R (Lodestar Foundation) GTak: Legit business model or not? Nonprofits contracting their founder for services advocating for donors' interests. http://ow.ly/224Kb GTak: […]

Tweets of the Week – 6/18/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Q: Is your organization's conflict of interest policy targeted at Board members, employees, or both? HildyGottlieb: Our library is filled w/articles about #nonprofit boards & governance (and more!) http://is.gd/cUjkd #socent #leadership IndSector: New video of @diaviv, CEO of @IndSector, on the "Nonprofit Sector & […]

Tweets of the Week – 6/11/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: IRS – Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt & Gov't Entities Report of Recommendations - http://bit.ly/adOgIU plamb: What are the Critical Issues in International Grantmaking Raised at the Grantmakers Without Border.. http://bit.ly/dbkdNe Philanthropy: Key Senator Seeks Additional Information on Foundation Tax Proposal: Sen. Charles E. Grassley, senior […]

Tweets of the Week – 6/4/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GregLColvin: Final of my Sugarman lecture, political tax law reform after Citizens United: http://www.adlercolvin.com/attorneys/documents/sugarman.pdf BCorporation: In case you haven't heard – B Corps now legally exist in VT as well as MD! http://bit.ly/bZWMhB ajlovesya: Recap #ynpchat: The Importance of Board Service for Young Nonprofit Professionals […]

Tweets of the Week – 5/14/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Dryburgh: Typical problems with charitable gifts – purpose restrictions, naming rights, confidentiality, how costs are to be charged GTak: Huge liability exposure: copy machine hard drives (wipe before sale/disposal). http://ow.ly/1IG52 (CBS) via @SCartierLiebel GTak: China's crackdown on nonprofit groups prompts new fear among activists […]

Tweets of the Week – 5/6/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: D&O Liability Insurance & Indemnification – http://is.gd/bUkiC (Council on Foundations 2007) GTak: More Scrutiny for Colleges' Business Practices – http://is.gd/bTE6Y Inside Higher Ed – issue tax-exempt bonds, invest in higher-yield assets jeancase: My thanks to all who offered supportive responses to last night's blog,"the painful […]

Tweets of the Week – 4/30/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: COF_: Gore tells foundations: climate strides in your hands http://bit.ly/dlDtv1 COF10 COF_: COF10 – “Ten Ways” for Foundations to Strengthen Diversity and Inclusiveness http://bit.ly/9X6kGl Philanthropy411: New post by Rosetta Thurman – Racial Justice is Everybody’s Issue http://wp.me/proVT-sD rosettathurman: EPIP 2010 National Conference: The Full Recap […]