A monthly scan of education ideas and resources for members of FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group (EAG)
The “Hurricane Matthew: How Donors Can Help” webinar on Oct. 11, 2016, addressed immediate response and relief needs after the decade’s most powerful Atlantic tropical storm ravaged Haiti, slammed Cuba and the Bahamas, and inundated the Southeast U.S.
In the aftermath of a disaster or in other emergency hardship situations, individuals, employers and corporations often are interested in providing assistance to victims through a charitable organization. The IRS provides a number of resources to help those involved in providing disaster relief through charities.
People across the country continue to grieve over the tremendous loss of life that occurred on June 12, when a gunman attacked an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, leaving 49 dead and more than 50 injured, nearly all LGBTQ, Latinx, and young. This was a violent attack against the LGBTQ community, the Latinx/Hispanic community, the Orlando community and our nation.
Funders concerned about this tragedy and how to best respond joined a national teleconference on June 22, 11 am-noon ET. The teleconference was co-hosted by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Change Philanthropy, AAPIP, ABFE, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, GCIR, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and Women's Funding Network. Click on the link below to listen to the the recording for updates from Florida’s philanthropic community to learn about the current needs, how local philanthropy is responding and the type of help that is needed now and in future; share some lessons learned by funders from other mass shootings; and explore how philanthropy can play a role right now and down the road.
Isaiah Oliver, a grantmaker born and raised in Flint, Michigan, will talk about how the local funding community is responding to the current water crisis in Flint and the work still to come. He’ll share lessons learned from the frontlines and board room, where staff are changing the way they think about transparency in their work and their role in the region as they plan for the future. He’ll offer advice applicable to any grantmaker about key roles we can play in emergent, controversial or complex issues facing our communities.
As issues around diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competency have risen to the forefront, many grantmakers are trying to make their processes more equitable, both in terms of dollars awarded and in who receives the money. But, from the perspective of grassroots organizations led by and serving communities of color, common foundation and nonprofit practices can feel disingenuous and even counterproductive to this goal. If grantmakers want marginalized communities to be engaged, they need to fund, trust and support them directly, believes Vu Le.
The Council on Foundations is pleased to partner again with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. Now in its fourth year, this award recognizes excellence in partnerships that have transformed communities through collaborations between foundations and government entities. The goal is to highlight the value of public-philanthropic partnerships that positively impact the quality of life for low and moderate income communities — urban, suburban, and rural.
An online searchable database of vetted consultants with experience working with grantmakers.
The Rural Philanthropy Knowledge Center contains practical information on how to start and manage a rural fund, and other useful resources on how to grow philanthropy in rural areas.
Online news service for state public policy information from Pew Charitable Trusts; focus on important state-level issues such as healthcare, tax and budget policy, the environment, welfare reform, and more.