A Community Designed for Generosity: A Conversation with Dimensional Innovations

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“I think it’s the responsibility of all of us to give back. You get almost more in return because of the connections that your team forms with each other doing something outside of just their daily work; that strength and that bond are what create a stronger and better team, a stronger and better culture, and they’re going to do …

Supporting Hurricane Relief Efforts

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We often feel helpless in the face of a single natural disaster. It can be paralyzing trying to comprehend the damage created by two disasters that occurred nearly simultaneously. Hurricane Fiona landed in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Sunday, Sept. 18 claiming more than two dozen lives and causing the worst flooding Puerto Rico has seen since Hurricane …

Grantmaking 101: Making Grants through a Donor-Advised Fund

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What does it mean to be a grantmaker, and what does it look like from a donor-advised fund? In this video, Senior Philanthropic Advisors Nicole Stuke and Whitney Hosty share the ins and outs of making grants through a charitable fund at the Community Foundation. They cover: Types of grants made through donor-advised funds The benefits of formulating a grantmaking …

Branding with a Big Heart: A Conversation with Chase McAnulty of Charlie Hustle

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“The more you give the more you get. What giving does is it brings back the intention and it helps you also leverage a lot of great connections. We’ve met a lot of amazing people through just supporting their causes. It leads you to different places, it opens up other doors. So, just do it. See where it leads to. …

Planning 2021 Year-End Contributions and Grants

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We’re helping our donors make the most of their giving as the holiday giving season approaches. Here are a few deadlines to keep in mind: Publicly traded securities can take up to two weeks to process. We suggest initiating the contribution by Dec. 13 and notifying us at investmentteam@growyourgiving.org. Assets must be received by Dec. 31.     For wire …

7 Tips for Disaster Giving

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The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers these seven basic tips for giving back in times of disaster: Take the long view. Even while focusing on immediate needs, remember that it will take some time for the full range of needs to emerge. Power loss, transportation outages and flood-damaged homes may be top of mind, but it takes a while to …

The Next Generation of Philanthropy: A Conversation with Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody

hawkins@growyourgiving.org Corporate Charitable Giving, Individual & Family Giving, Professional Advisors

Philanthropic experts Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody join Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst on the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss how younger generations are approaching philanthropy and how families can navigate multigenerational giving. Sharna and Michael are co-authors of the bestselling book Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. Listen to their conversation online or wherever you …

Employee-Inspired Giving: A Conversation with Laura Coy and Paige LaCour of William Blair

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Chicago-based global investment banking and wealth management firm William Blair gives back through grants, sponsorships, employee matching gifts, volunteering and nonprofit board development. And, just last year, the firm donated $3.5 million to more than 900 charities. Director of Philanthropy Strategy Laura Coy and Senior Philanthropy Strategy Associate Paige LaCour recently joined the Community Foundation’s Corporate Services Specialist NaTika Rowles …

A Deep Culture of Generosity: A Conversation with Nancy Phelps of JE Dunn Construction

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On a recent episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Nancy Phelps, Director of Community Impact at JE Dunn Construction shares how the construction company’s corporate giving program has created a culture of generosity throughout the business. Listen in as LaVon Colhour, the Community Foundation’s Director of Corporate Services, and Nancy discuss JE Dunn’s philanthropic efforts in the communities where …

Trust-Based Philanthropy: A Conversation with Shaady Salehi and Philip Li

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On the latest episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Gwen Wurst, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, sits down with Shaady Salehi and Philip Li to discuss the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project and how individual donors can implement this practice in their charitable giving. The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is an initiative working to address the power imbalance found in philanthropy between funders or …