In the Spotlight, the IDSA Foundation Finds Success


The post In the Spotlight, the IDSA Foundation Finds Success appeared first on.orgSource. Most of us didn’t have viruses on our minds before 2020. Fortunately, some people make researching, preventing, and helping patients survive diseases like COVID-19 their life’s work.

A New Era for Foundation Collaboration


In the past, many foundations viewed collaboration as a speed bump. But at a time when many foundations are looking for creative ways to address the overlapping crises of COVID-19, racial injustice, and climate change, they are viewing collaboration much differently. Foundations


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Why Foundations and Grantmaking Professionals Can’t Miss bbcon 2021 Virtual


As Blackbaud’s second virtual bbcon event approaches, we’re very excited about the fantastic session topics and speakers we’ve lined up within the Foundations track. Speakers: Page Bullington – President & GM of Blackbaud Foundation Solutions and Blackbaud Healthcare Solutions.

Lady Gaga’s Foundation Promotes Kindness with #BeKind21 Social Media Campaign

NonProfit PRO

The Born This Way Foundation is promoting kindness for the third-straight year with its #BeKind21 campaign that culminates on the U.N. Foundations Health Social Media

Data Health and Integration Fundamentals for Foundations


In a recent letter to the editor published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy , two former foundation officials decried the ‘staggering’ redirection of charitable dollars for ‘bloated foundation staff’ and administrative expenses. Foundations today have a great need for data integration.

12 Foundation Website Templates + Examples of Foundations Who Use Them

Wild Apricot

Looking to create or refresh your foundation's website? Here are 12 templates you can try and examples of real foundations who use them

Did foundation giving and payout shift in 2020? 


Every year, Candid conducts the Foundation Giving Forecast Survey, asking large U.S. foundations to share information about their philanthropic giving over the last two years as well as their plans for the year ahead. Larger foundations were more likely to increase giving.

20 Foundation Websites to Get You Inspired

Wild Apricot

Looking to create or refresh your foundation's website? Here are 20 amazing examples and what you can learn from them

Jeff Bezos and His Company Foundation Give Millions to Charity Ahead of Space Launch

NonProfit PRO

Meanwhile, a Bezos company foundation awarded $1 million grants to 19 nonprofits. Foundations News/Stats/Studies Wealthy DonorsJeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian—its largest donation since James Smithson’s founding gift in 1846.

Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation


John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. With their support, the medical center is now rated 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS (a hospital rating agency) and the foundation is continuing its incredible work to build a living center and meet the needs of their local community. John's Hospital Foundation was created in 1999. We have quarterly Friends of the Foundation receptions.

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation


Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. What does the United Nations Foundation do? The United Nations Foundation has a very distinct role in the evolution of #GivingTuesday. The United Nations Foundation recently made the switch to EveryAction.

How Hospital Foundations are Building a New Case for Support


“Why is a hospital foundation getting involved in quality-of-life issues?”. This simple answer is why MHP Foundation is shifting our fundraising focus to the social determinants of health within our community. MHP Foundation is not doing this alone.

A new Foundation in my career

Judi Sohn

Two weeks ago, I joined the Salesforce Foundation in a new role as Open Source Manager. Well, I could tell you about how I’m on the Foundation’s Tech & Products team (specifically on the product engineering side) and how it’s all about working with the broader community and the Foundation to evangelize and grow investment in open source projects. This is an amazing time of change and growth for the Foundation and I’m excited to be a part of it.

Client Spotlight: National Pediatric Cancer Foundation


The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) works tirelessly to change that. The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation was formed in 1991 by Melissa Helms and Risa Tremel, two mothers who met at St.

Ford Foundation Commits $250M To Increase Economic Mobility for Those With Criminal Justice System Ties

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Foundations Major Gifts Wealthy Donors

Mattel Supports Children’s Foundation With Portion of Proceeds of First Responder Barbie Dolls

NonProfit PRO

Mattel’s latest line of Barbie dolls spotlights six real-life women — who also are frontline health care heroes with significant contributions during the pandemic — and will support the First Responders Children’s Foundation that benefits the children of first responders.

Ford, Skoll, Compton foundations launch fund for visual storytelling


The Ford , Skoll , and Compton foundations have announced the launch of a donor collaborative to help strengthen the impact of moving image storytelling. Ford, Skoll, and Compton foundations press release 07/28/2021

Kraft Heinz Company Foundation Commits $12 million to Rise Against Hunger

NonProfit PRO

Extending a partnership that began in 2013, Kraft Heinz Company Foundation announced a major donation to an international hunger nonprofit organization to help alleviate world hunger. Foundations Major Gifts

Best Practices for Virtual Foundation Board Meetings

Connection Cafe

Community foundations awarded more grants than any other grantmaker type (49 percent of total awards) . Gifts by independent foundations accounted for at least $1. 775 foundations committed to flexible funding in response to COVID-19 .

Digital Platforms for Greater Impact: Examples for Foundations

Forum One

Foundations can make greater progress on addressing critical social issues by using digital platforms to elevate the work and success of the many players in their sector. In this way, a foundation can make scalable investments that benefit a wide range of players within a given sector. .

Essential Components of a Foundation’s Digital Strategy

Forum One

Foundations face unique communications challenges—from amplifying the voices and work of their grantees, to advancing their overall mission and goals. To effectively address these challenges, the following five areas are essential components of a foundation’s digital strategy.

13 Foundation Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofits

Whole Whale

Finding the right foundation to write a grant for is confusing, especially if the organization has no prior relationships to build on. The Knight Foundation, for example, has open LOIs and open applications around journalism ([link].

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Vaccine Mandates are Legal and Effective. It’s Time for Nonprofits and Foundations to Implement Them.

Nonprofit AF

Back in June, as COVID numbers decreased, like many of you I was excited about the prospect of getting back

Essential Strategies for Your Foundation’s Next Website Redesign

Forum One

Your foundation’s website is the entry point for the majority of your audiences, and so ensuring that all parts of your digital strategy and digital ecosystem are connected to it is of utmost importance.

Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation now accepting grant applications

Charity Village

The Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation is pleased to inform you that the local grants application portal is now open. The post Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation now accepting grant applications appeared first on CharityVillage.

Miami Dolphins Foundation Shares How Its Hybrid Event Surpassed Pre-Pandemic Fundraising Levels

NonProfit PRO

The Miami Dolphins Foundation, last year, committed to raising $75 million to fund innovative cancer research through its signature Dolphins Challenge Cancer peer-to-peer event.

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How Technology Helped Zero to Three + Harold Grinspoon Foundation Through A Crisis

Cloud 4 Good

Organizations like Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Zero to Three are helping lead the nonprofit sector into a brave new world through Salesforce and remote technologies. Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Crisis Challenges + Shifts.

The Foundation of a Good Implementation is Accounting…


I’ve had the good fortune to work on a variety of AMS implementation projects over my 19 plus years in the association industry. They always include a core of critical features, like customer management, membership management, and engagement tracking (events, marketing, committees, etc.).

Breakthrough Philanthropy - Thiel Foundation event

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night I had the privilege of attending the Breakthrough Philanthropy event put on by Peter Thiel's foundation, covered in the local press with articles like "Silicon Valley billionaire backs futuristic philanthropy" from the San Jose Mercury News. The foundation spotlighted eight unusual nonprofit groups. The SENS Foundation wants to advance "Rejuvenation Biotechnologies." And the last group is well known to tech people, the X PRIZE Foundation.

To increase the hiring of diverse asset managers, foundations must lead by example


Knight Foundation ’s progress and commitment to identify diverse-owned asset managers when investing our endowment. So, in 2020, provided with a list of the top 50 foundations in the field from our partners at Candid, Knight Foundation asked Global Economics Group (GEG) to assess the representation of diverse asset managers among foundations. We reveal which foundations are transparent about their endowment management, and honor them in a Circle of Transparency.

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Q&A with sgLEADERS: Alicia Dicks, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties

Connection Cafe

Today’s Q&A is with Alicia Dicks, President & CEO of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Q: What led you to working at a community foundation?

Classy Welcomes Ford Foundation COO Depelsha McGruder to Its Board of Directors


McGruder, the Ford Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer, oversees Ford’s global operations and finances for its offices in New York, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. I view it as an extension of my work at the Ford Foundation.

We must all think about sunsetting, not just foundations

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. A couple of things before we start. If you can spare it, here are some places to donate. nonprofit leadership philanthropy succession planning sunsetting

How BHcare Foundation Created Their Successful Virtual Event


When a door closes, a window opens… at least that’s how it seemed to the BHcare Foundation team! BHcare Foundation provides a comprehensive and integrated system of care for adults, children, and families who are struggling with mental health issues, substance use issues, or domestic violence.

Join Benetech in the Skoll Foundation’s 2014 Social Entrepreneurs Challenge!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Please join us in the Skoll Foundation’s second annual Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge —a fundraising campaign committed to strengthening the capacity of organizations like ours to accelerate impact on some of the most critical issues of our time. We are competing against other participating organizations—and racing against the clock—to raise funds and secure matching funding from the Skoll Foundation. Zach Bryant loves reading non-fiction. This wasn’t always the case, though.

Boston Arts Academy Foundation Names Avid CEO Jeff Rosica Board Chairman; Lee Pelton Named Chairman Emeritus

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Boston Arts Academy Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises essential funds for Boston Arts Academy (BAA), announced the election of Avid Technology CEO and President Jeff Rosica to Board Chairman.

Foundation Transparency – Foundation Center’s Surprising Glass Pockets Website

Tech Soup Blog is a website sponsored by the Foundation Center that is focused on transparency among funders. foundations still don’t have websites, quite possibly intentionally. I found out about how big a deal Glasspockets is when I attended a local Foundation Technology Affinity Group (TAG) meeting of Northern California foundation techies who kept talking about Glasspockets projects like the hGrant Online Reporting Project , and the Transparency Talk blog.

Two Tax Policies Affecting Foundations and Nonprofits in 2020

Connection Cafe

Private Foundation Excise Tax. The private foundation excise tax was initially enacted with the Tax Reform Act of 1969. Through this excise tax, private foundations paid a maximum tax of 2% annually on their net investment income.

Calgary Foundation accepting applications for Community Grants program

Charity Village

The Calgary Foundation’s Community Grants program supports initiatives that engage citizens and that strengthen charities. In 2020-2021, Calgary Foundation shifted their semi-annual grant program Community Grants to focus on helping charities and other qualified donees with their pandemic needs. The post Calgary Foundation accepting applications for Community Grants program appeared first on CharityVillage.

The PAN Foundation’s Mission to Make Healthcare More Equitable for Uninsured People

Saleforce Nonprofit

Since 2004, the PAN Foundation has worked to help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.

Calgary Foundation accepting applications for the Doc Seaman Amateur Sport Grants

Charity Village

Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund, an endowment fund administered by Calgary Foundation. The post Calgary Foundation accepting applications for the Doc Seaman Amateur Sport Grants appeared first on CharityVillage. The legacy of legendary philanthropist Doc Seaman lives on through the Daryl K.

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Gates Foundation’s Annual Goalkeepers Report finds stark disparities in COVID-19 impacts

Charity Village

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched its fifth annual Goalkeepers Report, featuring an updated global dataset illustrating the pandemic’s adverse impact on progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).

Four Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Foundations fund and coordinate mission-based work. TechSoup also has a new foundation resource area for software donations. I know that by the numbers, there are far fewer foundations than nonprofits in the US (94 percent charities versus 6 percent foundations), but most foundations are relatively small. Ninety-eight percent of private foundations have less than $50 million in assets. Foundations need tech support as much as anyone.