The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is pleased to co-sponsor a new webinar series in partnership with the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. In this session: Who works in philanthropy? Where do philanthropic dollars go? In our era of big data and in a field that recognizes the importance of data, why has the collection and sharing of demographic data been so elusive? Learn how regional associations and their members are using data conversations and tools to spark efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy, and to strengthen their grantmaking and impacts in communities.
Technology Affinity Group and the Grants Mangers Network's 2014 Grantmakers Information Technology Survey Report concludes that funders are floundering with technology tools.
Idealware partnered with Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey to create A Practical Guide to Integrated Communications: A Workbook for Nonprofits to help organizations understand how to plan, schedule, and integrate communications into cohesive messaging around your campaigns and the equally important times between them.
Kelley Bevans, Information Technology Specialist | Confession: I had avoided Salesforce's annual Dreamforce conference in the past, thinking its huge size would be so overwelming that it would be of no benefit to my work. This year’s gathering brought 170,000 attendees to San Francisco, the equivalent of 20% of the city's population. I could suddenly relate to some of Philanthropy Northwest's newer members, figuring out our suite of workshops and resources, and where they fit in our six-state network of family funds, foundations and corporate giving programs. In both cases, it's helpful to focus on smaller subgroups for shared learning, keep an open mind, find your balance and have fun. more »
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Communications Manager | The fundraising platform that crashed on May 3, crippling a 24-hour online giving extravaganza for thousands of nonprofits participating in Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG, Montana Community Foundation's MTGives and 50 similar campaigns nationwide, has issued "a multi-phase plan" to make things right. Given Kimbia's latest announcement, the extended hours and employer matching funds to process, we may not know the final numbers from the giving day campaigns until June. Here are the preliminary totals, as reported on the campaign websites: more »
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie, joined by Microsoft, have committed $21 million to the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship to support low- and middle-income students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and health care fields. The scholarship, which Boeing and Microsoft each helped found with $25 million each in 2011, matches public and private money to deserving scholars and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. more »