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Philanthropy Chat: Curtis Cannon on Volunteer Management


Curtis Cannon, Vice President for Partner Services, Greater DC Cares, shares tips on how to successfully manage a volunteer management program for your organization.

Talking Philanthropy: Jeff Jarvis on the ‘Radically Transparent’ Foundation


Our new podcast Talking Philanthropy features social media strategist Larry Blumenthal and consultant Bill Silberg in conversation with people who are changing the way foundations and nonprofits do their work.

Talking Philanthropy: Holly Ross on Nonprofit Technology Use


Our new podcast Talking Philanthropy features social media strategist Larry Blumenthal and consultant Bill Silberg in conversation with people who are changing the way foundations and nonprofits do their work.

Philanthropy Chat: Janis Foster Richardson on Grassroots Grantmaking


Janis Foster Richardson, executive director of Grassroots Grantmakers, discusses tactics differentiating grassroots grantmaking from more traditional grantmaking.

Philanthropy Chat: Christine Amer Mayer on Economic Development Grantmaking at the GAR Foundation


Christine Amer Mayer, chief operating officer and general counsel at the GAR Foundation, discusses the foundation's investments in economic development.

For-Profit/Not-For-Profit Dilemma: How to Choose The Right Legal form for Your Social Enterprise


In this presentation, Stephen Falla Riff, Staff Attorney in the Legal Aid Society’s Community Development program, discusses the different legal forms that social enterprises can take. He lays out the pros and cons of corporations, nonprofit organizations, and hybrid ventures, with special emphasis on taxation rules and financial needs.

Philanthropy Chat: Tom McLaughlin Discusses Mergers and Alliances


In this interview, Tom McLaughlin, founder of McLaughlin and Associates, talks about his book, Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances.

Philanthropy Chat: Susan Weiner of Georgia Council for the Arts


Joe Winter from C4 Atlanta interviews Susan Weiner, Executive Director of the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) about GCA's Advocacy Initiative.

Effective Online Storytelling


Allan Pressel of CharityFinders shares his tips for using the internet to tell compelling stories about your organization that can help turn interest into action.

Government Grants and Contracts 101: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Applying for Government Funding


Jennifer Walty and Imad Olmos provide insiders’ accounts of the world of New York City government grants.

Don't Go it Alone: Fundraising for Small/One-Person Development Shops


Gregory Cohen and Susan Gabriel of Cause Effective discuss how small and one-person development shops can build powerful partnerships, prioritize, and meet their fundraising goals.

Capturing the Attention of the Next Generation of Online Donors


This presentation focuses on a landmark study by Edge Research, Sea Change Strategies and Convio: The Next Generation of American Giving. The research team analyzed the giving habits and communication preferences of Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Matures.

Budgeting for Those Who Would Rather Not


Elaine Luttrull of The Juilliard School and Michael Royce of New York Foundation for the Arts explain how to create clear and useful budgets and use them as the valuable planning tools they are. Fran Smyth of The Arts & Business Council of New York moderates. This is a recording of a live event.

Legal Structures for Raising Funds in the U.S. to Support Foreign Charities


Laywers present legal frameworks for international charities or causes that wish to raise funds from U.S. donors. This is a recording of a live event.

Meet the Scholarship Funders: Financing Your Education


This panel describes their financial aid programs and how to research and apply for scholarships and other types of student aid. This presentation is for educators, parents, and students and includes information for international students. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: Dana O'Neill on Scholarships for Low-Income Student Achievers


Dana O'Neill, program manager for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, discusses the foundation's Young Scholars Program and Community College Transfer Initiative.

Volunteers Are NOT Free! Building a Volunteer Program That Flourishes


Since April of last year, a combination of factors — the Serve America Act, The NYC Service initiative, and the economy — has significantly increased the number of nonprofit volunteers. What elements go into a charity's decision to accept, train, and choose the right assignment for a volunteer? Learn some of the ingredients of a successful volunteer program. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: John Lippincott on Alumnae Giving for Higher Education


John Lippincott, president of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, discusses alumnae giving and its critical role in fundraising for institutions of higher education.

Philanthropy Chat: Benton Murphy on Letters of Intent/Inquiry


Benton Murphy, program officer for the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, explains how grantees can create a Letter of Intent/Inquiry (LOI) that meets the requirements of the Washington Regional Association Grantmakers' Common Grant Application.

Denise Zeman on Grantmaking & Collaboration During the Recession


Denise Zeman, President and CEO of the Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, discusses grantmaking and nonprofit collaboration in response to the economic recession.

Philanthropy Chat: Shelly Cryer on Nonprofit Careers


Shelly Cryer, author of The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job That Makes a Difference, talks about transition rates in the arts sector, accountability standards, becoming an executive director, and preparing for a career in the nonprofit sector.

A Corporate View of Arts Funding


Representatives from Time Warner, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and Target discuss corporate funding for the arts and what they expect from the organizations they support. This is a recording of a live event moderated by Will Maitland Weiss, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of New York.

Getting Published: A Forum for Writers


Three writers share their individual stories and experiences about getting their work published. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: Tobie Stein on Fundraising for Performing Arts


Tobie Stein, director of the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Performing Arts Management at Brooklyn College and author of Performing Arts Management: A Handbook of Professional Practices, describes the fundraising environment for performing arts groups and provides guidance for organizations preparing for their next fundraising campaign.

Film, Fundraising, and Social Change


A filmmaker and a grantmaker demystify the various funding options available for grantseekers in film. This is a recording of a live event.