Strategies for Successful Patient Engagement

Connection Cafe

Organizations such as University of Utah Health and Geisinger Health have pioneered approaches that include posting even negative physician reviews online. [ix] In our article, Acquiring Patients and Donors: Trust is the Foundation , we mentioned how important trust is in the process of acquiring new patients and donors. Cultivating grateful patients for your foundation requires many of the same strategies that engaging patients requires.

Finding Your Next Funder: How Prospect Research Helps Secure New Major Donors

Connection Cafe

The panelists all had expertise in various areas of prospect research, from individuals to foundations, and had some excellent tips for attendees. Grants Administrator Heather Pressman from Chabot Space & Science Center suggested keeping detailed notes on foundations as well: not only the foundations that fund you, but the ones that didn’t, and why they didn’t. You never know when a foundation will change their requirements, and you can try again.


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Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: As part of my work at the Packard Foundation, I’ve had the honor of designing and facilitating a “networked capacity building project” for a cluster of grantees, state-based groups, to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. Utah’s tourism slogan captures the physical wonders of our state, which has some of the best skiing, highest deserts and deepest canyons in the world.

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Boosting Arizona's Philanthropic Resources

ASU Lodestar Center

While the markets have rebounded somewhat since 2008 and thus individual and foundation assets have grown, it's unlikely that Arizona's relative position compared with other states has changed. For those suggesting that cost of living and state and local tax burdens are likely to impact charitable giving, it may be important to note that, according to the Tax Foundation , Arizona ranked 33 in terms of state and local tax burden. giving income cutbacks Marissa Theisen funding

A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

NonProfit Hub

L3Cs were designed to make it easier for socially responsible businesses to attract money from foundations and private investors. L3Cs extend to many different markets too—current L3Cs range to everything from Chicago’s Overflow Coffee Bar , a coffee shop dedicated to bringing members of their community together, to VSJF Flexible Capital Fund , a Vermont-based investment fund that provides capital to businesses specializing in sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices.

Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. I say thorny because despite the nearly $300 million in stimulus funding awarded by the U.S. Google plans to roll it out in Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah as well. The Community Driven Fund. The fund is being administrated by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

Symantec Gives Back

Tech Soup Blog

In Alexandria and Herndon, Virginia, Symantec employees, together with Team Business , Girls in Technology , and the Women in Technology Education Foundation , organized and facilitated a business simulation for young women to highlight the impact of technology on business and help them build leadership and communication skills. In Lindon, Utah, 50 employee volunteers planted trees that Symantec donated to TreeUtah using its local Community Outreach funds.

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