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June 2011: Family Philanthropy Blog

Posted By Adam Donaldson, Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2011




ABAG’s monthly digest of news, information, and resources for family funders and the next generation. Contact Adam Donaldson, adonaldson@abagrantmakers.org, for additional resources tailored to our families.

Local News and Resources

TEDxBaltimore

  • Video recording of the May 15 local edition of TED, which invited leading thinkers and doers in the Baltimore area to challenge and inspire us (includes some adult language and themes).

National News and Resources

Upcoming July Programs

Maryland's Foreign-Born Workers and their Families
July 6, learn more with ABAG about Maryland's rising immigrant population.

A Conversation with Vu Dang, Chief Service Officer
July 20, hear from Baltimore City’s leader of volunteer and service activities.

Summer Book Club: The Help
July 26, read a best-selling novel in the context of racial equity and philanthropy.

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June 2011: Recent Reports from the Field

Posted By Elisabeth Hyleck, Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Grant Makers Should Rethink Their Agenda to Meet Society's Needs - By Pablo Eisenberg for the Chronicle of Philanthropy (sign-in required)

How a Business Can Change the World A special report on the innovative business models social entrepreneurs are inventing. By Inc. staff, from Inc. magazine

Interview - Jodi Nelson, Director of the Impact Planning and Improvement, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from Alliance Magazine

Investing in Impact: Combining Social and Financial Returns from Philantopic

Measurement as Learning: What Nonprofit CEOs, Board Members, and Philanthropists Need to Know to Keep Improving by Jeri Eckhart-Queenan and Matt Forti for the Bridgepan Group

There's No Penalty for Having Reserves By Rick Moyers for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

An Interview with Tom Tierney, Chairman/Co-Founder, Bridgespan Group: Philanthropy That Gets Results from Philanthropy News Digest

What Foundation CEO's Think About Evaluation By Caroline Preston for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

15 Tips for Effective Communications Planning by Kris Putnam-Walkerly for Philanthropy411, Putnam Community Investment Consulting

A Place at the Table for Nonfamily Trustees? by Joseph Foot. Family Giving News, a publication of the National Center for Family Philanthropy

Board Insurance: Do You Really Need It? By Susan Bradshaw for Blue Avacado

Common Tax Reporting Errors Made by Private Foundations on their 990-PFs from Foundation Source

Endowments Poised to Build on Recovery, Chronicle Study Finds By Ben Gose and Marisa López-Rivera for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

How to Create a Nonprofit Style Guide: 7 Steps to Greater Consistency and Impact by Nancy E. Schwartz from Getting Attention

Leaving the Silos Behind: The Need for True Collaboration Among Funders By Carol Thompson Cole for Re: Philanthropy

MacArthur's President Discusses His First Two Years on the Job By Caroline Preston for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

An MBA Project Teaches Fund Raisers the Rigors of Awarding a Grant By Eric Frazier for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofits and the Work Made For Hire Doctrine by Ellis Carter for CharityLawyer

Corporate Roundtable on Shared Value by Mark Kramer and John Kania for the Stanford Social Innovation Review

Three Attributes That Are Vital for Effective Philanthropy by Jim Canales for the Center for Effective Philanthropy

Does Global Corporate Philanthropy Reach the People Who Need Help? By Justin W. van Fleet of the Brookings Institution

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May 2011: Family Philanthropy Blog

Posted By Adam Donaldson, Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2011


ABAG's monthly digest of news, information, and resources for family funders and the next generation. Contact Adam Donaldson, adonaldson@abagrantmakers.org, for additional resources tailored to our families.

Family Philanthropy Advisory Committee

  • With deepest appreciation, ABAG has allowed Lynn Rauch, Kentfields Foundation, to rotate off as chair of the Family Philanthropy Advisory Committee. We are excited to announce that Timothy O'Neill, a member of the ABAG Board, will serve as the new chair. Tim is the Board Chair of the William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation. Click here to watch a great video history (12 mins.) of his family foundation.
  • The Family Philanthropy Advisory Committee meets annually and provides ongoing guidance to ABAG staff on programs and services specific for family funders and the next generation. Current members include Carol Cronin, Judy Family Foundation; Lynn Deering, Charlesmead Foundation; Sandi Gerstung, Hecht-Levi Foundation; Cristina Lopez, Philip and Beryl Sachs Family Foundation; Catherine P. McDonnell, Passano Foundation; Timothy O'Neill, William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation; Lynn Rauch, Kentfields Foundation; and Mary Baily Wieler, Wieler Family Foundation. If you are interested in learning more about the Committee or advising ABAG, please contact me at adonaldson@abagrantmakers.org.

Local News and Resources

  • Investing in Capacity Building- Rebecca Southers, The Ausherman Family Foundation blog post about the family foundation's commitment to investing in capacity building for nonprofits in Frederick County.

National News and Resources

Upcoming Program

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