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LGBTQ Issues: Story Tellers

Mar 04, 2014  

This section of story tellers showcases new ways of solving old problems by lifting up social innovators who are changing the landscape of Cleveland's local LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ Issues: Statistics

Mar 04, 2014  

Ben Francisco Maulbeck, President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, presents an overview of funding statistics dealing with the LGBTQ Community in the United States. LGBTQ funding equals only .24% of all funding. 

LGBTQ Issues: Lightning Talks

Mar 04, 2014  

Learn what's happening related to LGBTQ programming in youth, families, aging, health, employment, or social justice – from a wealth of experts. 

LGBTQ Issues: The Take Away

Mar 04, 2014  

Kristi Andrasik, Program Officer of The Cleveland Foundation, discuses social capital and what should be taken away from the program discussing LGBTQ Issues. 

Red Flags When Communicating with Grant Seekers

Feb 07, 2014  

Walter Ginn, President and trustee of the Frank Hadley Ginn and Cornelia Root Ginn Charitable Trust, discusses their grantmaking priorities and gives helpful tips to grant seekers applying to foundations. 

Meet The Grantmakers: Funding for Individual Artists

Oct 17, 2013  

Insights from local grantmakers into the individual artist funding process.

Join the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network

Sep 06, 2013  

Would organizations in your community benefit from greater access to the best funding and grantseeking resources? Consider an affiliation with the Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.

Meet the Grant Partners: Building Momentum for Your Organization [HIGHLIGHTS]

Jun 24, 2013  

What advice can you give to new organizations that are working to scale? This question was posed to panelists Michael Lombardo, Chief Executive Officer, Reading Partners, and Gabrielle E. Miller, Executive Director, Raising A Reader National Office. This is what they had to say.

Nonprofit Brandraising: Tips from Big Duck

Jun 21, 2013  

What mistakes do nonprofits make with branding? What can nonprofits do to strengthen their brand identity? Learn about the system of "Brandraising" from author, Sarah Durham, President and Founder of Big Duck.

Nonprofit Program Evaluation: Why You Should Track Programs and Services

Jun 18, 2013  

Why do nonprofits need to evaluate their programs and services? Why are some organizations not evaluating? And, what is one simple step nonprofits can take toward meaningful program evaluation?

Nonprofit Content Curation: The Hows and Whys of Effective Content Curation

Jun 18, 2013  

What is online content curation? How can nonprofits use content curation to strengthen organizational engagement? We caught up with Guillaume Decugis, CEO of to find out.

Nonprofit Social Media Policy: Tips From a Nonprofit Lawyer

Jun 13, 2013  

What is the most critical issue to cover in a nonprofit social media policy? What common mistakes do nonprofits make with social media policies, and how can they be solved? Learn from nonprofit lawyer, Gene Takagi, how you can keep your organization in-line, online. 

Social Fundraising: Myths and Musts of Raising Money With Social Platforms

Jun 13, 2013  

What types of social fundraising campaigns are really successful? What are the myths and musts of social fundriaising? Dave Boyce, CEO of, discusses online fundraising using crowdfunding platforms.  

Racing to Improve K-12 Education: How Are Foundations Helping to Shape the Future?

Jun 06, 2013  

Foundation giving trends in 2011 for public education, both nationally and in California, presented by Steven Lawrence, Director of Research at the Foundation Center.

Philanthropic Support for Black Male Achievement

May 22, 2013  

An overview of the landscape for philanthropic support to black men and boys, and a tour of, the newly created portal that highlights the role of philanthropy in supporting black men and boys.  

Black Male Achievement: One Man’s Story of Coming Home

May 22, 2013  

Tim Tramble, executive director of Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc., tells how black male achievement has been a part of his own journey and passion for his work in community development.

Black Male Achievement: Why Fathers Matter

May 22, 2013  

Hear one man’s story of why fathers matter, as well as the work his organization is doing to ensure that fathers get involved and stay involved. 

Black Male Achievement: The Importance of Exposure

May 22, 2013  

Nicole Bell-Moye, executive director of the Presidents’ Council Foundation shares what she has found to be the keys to success for their PC Scholars program.  

Black Male Achievement: Overcoming History

May 22, 2013  

This panel discussion delves into the historical context affecting black male achievement and how those barriers can be overcome.    

Black Male Achievement: Family and Culture

May 22, 2013  

This panel discussion looks at the role of family and culture in black male achievement and how it defines an individual.    

Black Male Achievement: Rethinking Place

May 22, 2013  

This panel discussion looks at place and how to raise up a positive narrative for our communities.     

Recruitment Tips: Getting Corporate Professionals on Your Board

Apr 10, 2013  

Four tips on how to get corporate professionals to join -- and love being part of -- your board, from Steven K. Orr, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Orr Associates, Inc., and Executive Director & Founder of Youth, I.N.C.

Business Planning: Identifying Your Nonprofit’s Niche

Apr 03, 2013  

Molly Penn and Deborah Flood from Penn Flood Consulting discuss where to begin with your nonprofits business or strategic plan. Then they walk you through the elements, which include a sound business plan, starting with finding your non-profit's niche.

Top 5 Do’s in Board Development with Lisa Hoffman

Mar 20, 2013  

Lisa Hoffman, coach & consultant, shares her five tips for effective board development. Among her tips, Lisa emphasizes the need for ongoing recruitment, approaching accountability with grace, and developing a culture of appreciation between the board and staff. 

Securing a Government Grant

Mar 19, 2013  

Consultant Marilyn Hoyt and Jeff Rosenstock, Institutional Development and Major Gifts Officer of Queens College, explain how to set your project and organization apart from others and how to get that extra edge when applying for competitive government grants.