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Kris Putnam-Walkerly Named One of "The 10 Best Corporate Social Responsibility Books"
When Versaic, leading provider of online corporate social responsibility program management solutions, asked philanthropy thought leaders to pick their favorite books, Kris Putnam-Walkerly's Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders, was named one of "The 10 Best Corporate Social Responsibility Books to Give as Gifts or Read."
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What the Heck Does “Equity” Mean?
The term “equity” is spreading like wildfire in some philanthropic circles. It is showing up more and more in organizations’ mission and values statements. It is making its way into the titles of conferences, plenary and breakout sessions, and meetings at the national, state, and local levels.
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New Philanthropy Book, Confident Giving, Gives Grantmakers an Honest Look at Ways to Improve Effectiveness
Based on her humorous and insightful blog posts that bring out the triumphs and tragedies of grantmaking, philanthropists will gain provocative ideas that will transform their practices. They also will be better able to identify worthy programs to support when they heed the recommendations of Putnam-Walkerly, who advises and speaks to foundation boards, community associations and professional associations.
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Kris Putnam-Walkerly Named “Top 25 Philanthropy Speaker”
CLEVELAND, May 19, 2016 — Kris Putnam-Walkerly, president of Putnam Consulting Group, Inc., was named as one of America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers for 2016 by Philanthropy Media and The Michael Chatman Giving Show. The Top 25 list was created from more than 25,000 survey responses from philanthropy experts, who submitted more than 1,000 nominees.
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Seattle Times: Giving Can Be a Gift to Yourself
Talk to Marjorie Davis, and you'll wonder why you worried so much. You'll wonder why you opened and closed your checkbook, looked at the numbers again, factored in the worst-case scenario and still didn't know whether you could afford to donate a dime this season. "We're mothers and grandmothers," Davis said, when I asked her where her bowling league, the Village Pin-Ups, found the cash to donate to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy year after year. "So that ended it, right there.
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The Washington Post: National Cathedral Cuts Jobs, Programs
Washington National Cathedral plans to slash its budget dramatically and lay off 30 percent of its staff to close a widening budget gap, leaders said yesterday. Just six months after its last round of cuts, the century-old institution plans to shut down a historic building on its grounds, cut back on choir performances, shrink its lecture and class schedule, outsource its retail operation and rely on volunteers to take over other functions, the Rev. Samuel Lloyd III, dean of the Episcopal cathedral, said in an interview yesterday.
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BusinessWeek.com: What Entrepreneurs Think About the Obama Administration
"I'm thrilled Obama is President. He stopped the downward spiral of our economy, prevented the collapse of the financial industry, and is tackling health-care reform—which is a huge cost issue for small businesses. Plus he is encouraging social entrepreneurship through the new White House Office of Social Innovation & Civic Participation."
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Entrepreneur: Keep Giving Back
As food prices soar, margins are thinning at Seattle-based Gourmondo Catering Co. But co-owner Alissa Leinonen Gallagher says the $2.5 million company won't reduce its charitable donations--around $10,000 in cash and $40,000 in food and labor in 2007--despite the leaner days. "Profit isn't as strong, but we're profitable," says Leinonen Gallagher, 38, of the company she founded with Ron Johnson, 45, in 1996. "We need to continue supporting the causes of our clients."
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The Plain Dealer: The Time Isn’t Right: Despite Struggles of Nonprofit Groups in Tough Time, New Nonprofits Are on Rise
DealerBob and Marianne Kasarda, executive producers of Eastern Christian Media, in the video studio used in their nonprofit online broadcast service in Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Do what you love and the money will follow, they say. But out-of-work folks trying to elbow their way into the nonprofit field are learning this is a tough time to be a newcomer.
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COSE Update: Law Traps
If you run a business on handshakes rather than fine print, it's time to retool your policy in the New Year. In any economy, written procedures and well-defined contracts are critical to conducting "safe" business.
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How Small Companies Should Give to Charities
Lots of small companies support charitable causes. For many of them, though, the desire to do good raises tricky questions.
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