Foundation Giving and the Economic Crisis: Projections for 2011

The Foundation Center just released a new research advisory on the impact of the economic crisis on foundations in the US, based on a survey of 719 foundations conducted in September 2010. I find their research to be tremendously helpful and timely, so I thought I would share highlights from the survey with you. First, the good news: Foundations are likely to “begin to increase their giving modestly in 2011.” OK, I’m not going to start jumping up and down with joy over that prediction, but hey its a start and at least it’s heading in the right direction! A few other highlights: 21% of foundations expect to increase giving in 2011, with 15% anticipating a decrease, and 59% expecting … Continue reading Foundation Giving and the Economic Crisis: Projections for 2011

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Latest Ideas About Philanthropy Communication

Philanthropy411 recently covered the Communications Network 2010 Fall Conference with the help of a blog team. Altogether there were 41 conference attendees who tweeted, blogged and conducted on the spot video interviews about the latest developments and challenges in effective foundation communications. Below is a list of all blog posts published for this event, and you can check out highlights from the video interviews here. A great is example is this video of Daniel Silverman, Director of Communications at one of our favorite clients, The James Irvine Foundation, discussing what he learned about “crowdsourcing” at the conference. 1.  Announcing the Communications Network Conference Blog Team! By Kris Putnam-Walkerly, President of Putnam Community Investment Consulting; Twitter: @philanthropy411 2. Translating the Philanthropy and … Continue reading Latest Ideas About Philanthropy Communication

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