Update: A funders teleconference on the philanthropic response to the tragedy at the Boston Marathon will be held Thursday, April 18th at 10:30a ET, sponsored by Associated Grant Makers. Click here to register. You can also visit their Disaster Relief page for additional information and updates. The bombings in Boston were senseless, evil and tremendously sad. Like everyone, my heart goes out to all affected, and it will likely be days, weeks and months before we comprehend the full impact of this tragedy. Because I consult in philanthropy and have written and given speeches about disaster-related grantmaking, I thought I could help in a small way by quickly passing along information via Twitter about how foundations are responding to this … Continue reading A Day After the Boston Bombing: Where is Philanthropy?
Philanthropy411 is currently covering the Fall Conference for Community Foundations with the help of a blog team. This is a guest post by Diana Sieger, President of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Follow her foundation on Twitter: @GRCommFound. By Diana Sieger Relevancy and change are two key themes at the COF Fall Conference for Community Foundations. Monday’s opening breakfast featured speakers who emphasized how to survive and thrive in the future. I found the speakers to be innovative and they did have some useful ideas, though I have to say I’m still “processing” the presentations. Fellow blogger, Barbara Kibbe who is the VP, Client Services for the Monitor Institute resonated with me the most. She gave the gathered group a … Continue reading Mixing it up with CEOs and Trustees
If you’ve ever found yourself in the midst of a disaster, you know how quickly a fire, flood, pandemic, or earthquake can erase any illusion of personal safety. Disasters come in all forms, and they can strike whether the economy is strong or in crisis. You can’t prevent disaster, but you can prepare for it. The key: put a plan in place to protect your assets, sustain productivity and provide support where you are able. Over the years, we’ve worked with many foundations to strengthen disaster preparedness in the philanthropic sector. With this blog, we share some of our ideas and resources. Use them today, so you can be prepared for tomorrow. What If?” 5 Tough Questions to Ask Yourself … Continue reading Are You Prepared for a Disaster? Learn How!