Paul Woldar, president of the Edwin & Shirley Woldar Family Foundation and president of Legacy Financial Management, explains his family foundation's work as well as special challenges due to the economic crisis.
Learn the best free or low-cost web resources available to nonprofits and essential aspects of viral marketing, e-mail appeals, social networking, search engine optimization, keyword metatags, and affiliate marketing. This is a recording of a live panel discussion.
Leeanne G-Bowley, manager of national training at the Foundation Center, interviews Yvonne Moore, executive director of the Daphne Foundation, a family foundation supporting programs that confront the causes and consequences of poverty in the five boroughs of New York City.
Steven Lawrence, senior director of research at the Foundation Center and author of three recent research advisories on foundation giving in times of economic downturn, shares a first look at how foundations and corporate givers are responding, insights gleaned from examining the grants and other financial investments of close to 50 institutional donors that have announced over $100 million in support.
This edition of Funders Speak features Joel Ratner, president of the Raymond John Wean Foundation, who discusses how the foundation is trying to do things as much the same as possible while continuing to invest in a process of community change in Ohio's Mahoning Valley.
Jennifer Cover Payne, president of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, explains how the economic recession is affecting the Washington, DC region's arts community, suggests survival strategies, and describes her organization's services.
The Foundation Center-Cleveland is pleased to work with Ohio Grantmakers Forum to present a series of podcasts with Ohio funders discussing how they are responding to the economic downturn. It is our hope that this information will be useful to both grantseeking nonprofits and grantmakers. Our premier edition features Cristin Slesh, president, Foundation Management Services, a consulting firm that provides program support to seven Ohio private foundations.
Mal Warwick has just written the book on how to respond to the recession: Fundraising When Money is Tight. Listen to this interview, conducted by Janet Camarena of the Foundation Center-San Francisco, to learn how to use scenario planning as a tool, avoid common mistakes, plan for leaner times, and strengthen your case for giving.
Michael Parks, president, and Barbra Stonerock, director of community relations, describe how The Dayton Foundation is responding to the economic crisis.
Hedy Milgrom, assistant vice president and director of endowments & foundations for the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, describes the Federation's grantmaking program, which consists of more than 40 supporting foundations and nearly 1,000 donor-advised and special purpose funds. She also discusses how the foundations are reacting to the economy.
Valerie Raines, vice president for corporate philanthropy and senior program officer at KeyBank Foundation, discusses the impact of the economy on the foundation's giving.
Whether in times of crisis or to improve effectiveness, foundations and nonprofits undergo changes to better serve their constituents. Lita Ugarte Pardi, program officer at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, discusses changes to its giving, particularly with its Common Good Funds.
Foundation president Susanna H. Krey says, "The impact on our endowment is a deferred problem, a problem waiting to happen. Our 2009 budget is just as strong as our 2008 budget. We are staying the course for 2009, but putting a plan in place for the changing environment around us." Learn more about how the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is responding to the economic downturn.
Rachel Spears, executive director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, shares how nonprofits in Atlanta can qualify for free legal assistance to manage and grow their nonprofit organizations.
Writer, educator, and nonprofit leader Michael Seltzer brings more than 40 years of experience to this conversation about sensitive issues raised in his PhilanTopic post, "Strategies for Hard Times: How to Downsize a Nonprofit". He circles the conversation about cost-cutting, collaboration, and staff development back to the hard question, "How can nonprofits handle workforce reductions when all else fails?"
Rosetta Thurman holds multiple titles: director of development and special programs at the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington; publisher of Perspectives from the Pipeline; and principal of Thurman Consulting. In addition, she is rapidly emerging online as a prolific spokesperson for the next generation of nonprofit sector leadership. Ms. Thurman shares her thoughts on social media and the role young nonprofit leaders can play in helping organizations weather the economic storm.
Nicole Hanrahan, director of Community Wealth Ventures, discusses strategies nonprofits can use to generate their own revenue, based on her experience as a consultant to an array of organizations pursuing business ventures in the areas of economic development, education, and other major fields. Ms. Hanrahan shares advice, tips, and pitfalls to avoid when beginning a nonprofit social enterprise aimed at earned income.
Learn to recruit, train, and manage volunteers for New York City nonprofit organizations. Get key advice about legal considerations, recognition, and finding volunteers who can provide professional services. This is a recording of a live event.
Kandace Evelyn, program manager for the Taproot Foundation's Washington, DC, office, introduces the foundation's Service Grants, which award free professional consulting services by a team of 5-6 business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help a nonprofit in their community.
Learn about what makes a successful volunteer program; how to plan, manage, and evaluate corporate volunteer efforts; and details about Credit Suisse's volunteer program. This is a recording of a live event in New York on April 30, 2009.
The senior vice president and director of community affairs at PNC Bank and chair of the PNC Foundation discusses the PNC Grow Up Great program, a ten-year, $100 million dollar investment in early childhood education. Ms. Blum also shares information about PNC's additional philanthropic interests in education and other fields.
Two representatives of Bank of America's Philanthropic Management group, Ken Goody, senior relationship manager, and Claire Costello, national practice executive, discuss the findings from The 2008 Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy: Issues Driving Charitable Activities among Affluent Households. Afterward, three development professionals respond to the report's data and answer the audience's questions. This is a recording of a live event.
The Jenzabar Foundation's executive director discusses the foundation's keen interest in supporting collegiate student leaders who are providing humanitarian efforts around the globe and the challenges and rewards of the foundation's work. The foundation's investments in education aim to foster a culture of service, and to teach and inspire future generations to create a better world.
The senior vice president and director of research for the TCC Group discusses characteristics of successful nonprofits, based on a survey of nearly 700 nonprofits. The report found that effective leadership is the strongest predictor of nonprofit sustainability, followed by fundraising/financial management and program staffing and management.
Jonathan Bydlak, executive director of DiscoverScholars.org, discusses how the nonprofit online service enables donors to direct their contributions to the types of students they would like to fund. The nonprofit then awards scholarships to students based on the interests of donors in the marketplace.