Council on Foundations 2011 Annual Conference

This year's Council on Foundations (CoF) Annual Conference was held in Philadelphia. I was in town for the annual board and membership meetings of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) but am again blogging about the Conference as a virtual attendee through the blogs and tweets of others. Saturday, April 9 Congratulations to the Association […]

White House Gulf Coast Philanthropic Briefing – September 13, 2010

Yesterday afternoon, I attended the first ever White House Gulf Coast Philanthropic Briefing hosted by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (the "Initiative") in partnership with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy ("AAPIP") and the Corporation for National and Community Service ("CNCS").  The briefing was more of a convening and sharing of information […]

Tweets of the Week – July 16, 2010

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: COF_: Healthy democracy needs philanthropy consciousgovern: My new article just published by ProBono Australia: The True Role of the Board – How Governance has been Hijacked charitylawyer: Ultra Vires Acts – Give2Asia: Just released our latest overview of Give2Asia's work and […]

Foundations for the Common Good

Caring to Change, an independent project conducted in collaboration with the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, earlier this year released Foundations for the Common Good, a report written by Mark Rosenman on how grantmaking can be more effective if focused on the broader goal of advancing the "Common Good."  Dr. Rosenman sought the input of […]

Tweets of the Week – 6/25/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Great Resource List for Nonprofits from NGEC (including on collaborations and coalitions) – via @aapip GTak: Nonprofit Collaboration and Merger Resources – (Lodestar Foundation) GTak: Legit business model or not? Nonprofits contracting their founder for services advocating for donors' interests. GTak: […]

Tweets of the Week – 6/18/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Q: Is your organization's conflict of interest policy targeted at Board members, employees, or both? HildyGottlieb: Our library is filled w/articles about #nonprofit boards & governance (and more!) #socent #leadership IndSector: New video of @diaviv, CEO of @IndSector, on the "Nonprofit Sector & […]

Tweets of the Week – 6/11/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: IRS – Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt & Gov't Entities Report of Recommendations - plamb: What are the Critical Issues in International Grantmaking Raised at the Grantmakers Without Border.. Philanthropy: Key Senator Seeks Additional Information on Foundation Tax Proposal: Sen. Charles E. Grassley, senior […]

Tweets of the Week – 6/4/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GregLColvin: Final of my Sugarman lecture, political tax law reform after Citizens United: BCorporation: In case you haven't heard – B Corps now legally exist in VT as well as MD! ajlovesya: Recap #ynpchat: The Importance of Board Service for Young Nonprofit Professionals […]

Tweets of the Week – 5/14/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Dryburgh: Typical problems with charitable gifts – purpose restrictions, naming rights, confidentiality, how costs are to be charged GTak: Huge liability exposure: copy machine hard drives (wipe before sale/disposal). (CBS) via @SCartierLiebel GTak: China's crackdown on nonprofit groups prompts new fear among activists […]

Tweets of the Week – 5/6/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: D&O Liability Insurance & Indemnification – (Council on Foundations 2007) GTak: More Scrutiny for Colleges' Business Practices – Inside Higher Ed – issue tax-exempt bonds, invest in higher-yield assets jeancase: My thanks to all who offered supportive responses to last night's blog,"the painful […]