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Announcing Blog Team for Community Foundations Conference

I’m thrilled to announce the 2010 Philanthropy411 Blog Team for the Council on Foundations Fall Conference for Community Foundations in Charlotte, NC! We’ll be blogging from Saturday, September 11th through Friday September 17th, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy will be re-posting many of our Team’s blogs on their Conference Notebook blog. The Council on Foundations also has its own blog team covering the conference, so be sure to check it out as well! The hashtag for this year’s conference is #cof10. As many of you know, a Philanthrophy411 Team blogged from the Council on Foundations Annual Conference from Denver earlier this year. We will also be managing a Blog Team for the Communications Network conference at the end of September, … Continue reading Announcing Blog Team for Community Foundations Conference

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Blog Team Coverage of the Council on Foundations Conference

Philanthropy411, in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, recently covered the 2010 Council on Foundations conference with the help of a blog team.  This is a list of all posts published for this event. Kick off of Council on Foundations Blog Team, posted by Sterling Speirn, President and CEO, WK Kellogg Foundation Thoughts from the Pre-Conference Institute for Trustees & CEOs: “Insights for Philanthropic Leadership,” posted by Richard Woo, CEO, Russell Family Foundation A Lesson on Managing Risk, posted by Raymond Colmenar, Senior Program Officer, The California Endowment The New Meditation, posted by Richard Woo, CEO, Russell Family Foundation Nits Make Lice, posted by Mike Roberts, President, First Nations Development Institute Walking Around Philanthropy, posted by Mary … Continue reading Blog Team Coverage of the Council on Foundations Conference

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Learn Essential Skills and Strategies in Philanthropy

Philanthropy411, in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, recently covered the Council on Foundations conference with the help of a blog team.  This is a post-conference submission by Cole Wilbur, Trustee of the The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Steering Committee Member, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers. by:  Cole Wilbur All day Saturday and on Sunday morning before the COF Annual Meeting, some 26 people new to philanthropy, took the time to learn the basics at the Council’s Essential Skills and Strategies workshop .   These included the big picture,  rules and regulations, communicating between board and staff and with grantees, managing the grant portfolio, making a difference and rewards and tensions in the field.  This … Continue reading Learn Essential Skills and Strategies in Philanthropy

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In Search of the Mind-Blowing Conference Model

Philanthropy411, in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, is currently covering the Council on Foundations conference with the help of a blog team.  This is a post by Philanthropy411’s very own Kris Putnam-Walkerly, President of Putnam Community Investment Consulting. By:  Kris Putnam-Walkerly In his post Blowing Up the Conference Model, Sean Stannard-Stockton suggests a significant re-thinking of the traditional conference. I don’t disagree, although I am left wondering what it could look like. I learned a great deal at the Council on Foundations conference (including from this Blog Team coverage) and met many interesting people I am excited to follow up with. But it can always be better. Maybe I’m suffering from sleep-deprivation after returning from a … Continue reading In Search of the Mind-Blowing Conference Model

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Racial Justice is Everybody’s Issue

Philanthropy411, in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, is currently covering the Council on Foundations conference with the help of a blog team. This is a guest post by Rosetta Thurman, President of Thurman Consulting. By: Rosetta Thurman With a group of 100 young grantmakers concerned about social justice, it’s no surprise that the word “love” would come up more than once. Daniel Lee from the Levi Strauss Foundation opens his remarks at the lunch plenary at the EPIP National Conference with a compelling quote: “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power … Continue reading Racial Justice is Everybody’s Issue

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Respect & Resolve

Philanthropy411, in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, is currently covering the Council on Foundations conference with the help of a blog team. This is a guest post by Richard Woo, CEO of the Russell Family Foundation. By: Richard Woo I’m writing about the second day of the community site visit in rural Colorado organized by Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and Asian American & Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP).  In my earlier blog post I admitted to a sense of anticipation as the time approached to visit Amache, where 10,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II, and Sand Creek, where Cheyenne and Arapaho villagers were massacred in 1864 by the Colorado militia.  It’s hard … Continue reading Respect & Resolve

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5 + 3 Ain’t Small Change

Philanthropy411, in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, is currently covering the Council on Foundations conference with the help of a blog team.  This is a guest post by Colin Lacon, President and CEO, Northern California Grantmakers. By:  Colin Lacon On Saturday, ABFE hosted the James A. Joseph Lecture and Awards Ceremony. It honors an individual whose contributions as a visionary philanthropic leader helps to advances progressive philanthropic ideals, strengthen grantmaking institutions, and build vital black communities.  The very person who the lecture is named after, his life and his commitment to philanthropy are examples of such leadership. This year the award recipient and lecturer was Ms. Crystal Hayling, the recently former CEO of the BlueShield Foundation … Continue reading 5 + 3 Ain’t Small Change

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Social Justice: Bringing it Home

Philanthropy411, in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, is currently covering the Council on Foundations conference with the help of a blog team.  This is a guest post by Henry A. J. Ramos, Principal at Mauer Kunst Consulting and Lead Consultant for the  Diversity in Philanthropy Project. By:  Henry A. J. Ramos On the final morning of the Council on Foundations conference, I attended the Social Justice track’s concluding session, entitled: “Bringing it Home” – an engagement designed to advance agreement on how funders can better work together on the issues and more effectively achieve broadly beneficial impacts. This one could have gone south quickly in any number of directions, from becoming an immediate snoozer to a … Continue reading Social Justice: Bringing it Home

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Becoming Masters of the Brand of Ourselves

Philanthropy411, in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, is currently covering the Council on Foundations conference with the help of a blog team.  This is a guest post by Mary Galeti, Vice Chair of the Tecovas Foundation. By:  Mary Galeti The last session I sat in on, “NextGen: What else do I Need for the Journey? Skills for Leaders Aiming for the Top”, the always brilliant Trista Harris made the following observation: “We’ve had to become masters of the brand of ourselves”. I immediately nodded in agreement to the comment, but as I sat with it for a bit longer, I started to become a bit uneasy.  She’s right–especially as young people, the first place we go … Continue reading Becoming Masters of the Brand of Ourselves

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Myth Busting

Philanthropy411, in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, is currently covering the Council on Foundations conference with the help of a blog team.  This is a guest post by Rebecca Arno, Vice President of Communications at the Denver Foundation. by:  Rebecca Arno As a white woman, I’m not expected to talk about race.  My colleagues of color don’t go through a day without thinking about it – and I have to say that this is increasingly the case for me.  Dramatic disparities persist in our society for people of color, in terms of education, economic stability, health, and social justice…and a fabulous session on the last day of the conference addressed these issues with power. Called “The … Continue reading Myth Busting

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