• Pros Sports Teams Engage Fans in Giving

    Nov 3, 2015 10:40 am
    The New York Times looks at how some major-league sports franchises are involving fans directly in their community work as part of a special section of articles about giving. The piece focuses on the Tampa Bay Lightning, whose owner, Jeff Vinik, pledged $

  • Philanthropy on Tap

    Nov 3, 2015 07:32 am
    Experts recommend nonprofits think about how Giving Tuesday can bolster the year-end fundraising they’re already planning. That strategy worked well for the Alameda County Community Food Bank which last year raised more than $85,000 online from 300 dono

  • Civic Technology

    Oct 30, 2015 08:37 am
    There are many conversations concerning "civic technology," or "civic tech" and the opportunities for leveraging digital tools to benefit the public. The $6 billion civic technology is just a piece of the $25.5 billion that government spends on external i


  • Southeastern Council of Foundations: Foundations 101

    Dec 9, 2015 09:00 am
    On Wednesday December 9, 2015, Memphis Grantmakers Forum will host the Southeastern Council of Foundations training on Foundations 101. Tennessee is home to more than 830 charitable foundations that make grants totaling more than $514 million each year. T


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