Giving Blog

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Sep 16, 2011

After months of meetings and discourse, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce unveiled their “Big 5” ideas for the region this week, along with the “champions” who will lead ea...

Sep 2, 2011

If you want your charitable giving to make a bigger difference, Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results can help. Thomas Tierney and Joel Fleishman’s book offers guidance on ways to use...

Sep 1, 2011

Encouraging news came from Joplin last month as students headed back to school on schedule. It was certainly a welcome return to normalcy after one of the most deadly tornados in the na...

Aug 26, 2011

If you own or work for a company that wants to dive into the world of corporate social responsibility, the wealth of information and options might make your head spin. Fortunately the Greate...

Aug 11, 2011

The Black Community Fund (BCF), an affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation has been giving to improve socio-economic aspects of the African-American Community since 1983. B...

Aug 3, 2011

The Council on Foundations’ 2011 Rural Philanthropy Conference wrapped up last week in Kansas City, where 180 leaders from rural community foundations across the country came together to l...

Jul 29, 2011

The most recent Time to Get it Right report, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s leadership initiative and Kansas City’s strategic road map for staying competitive in the new ...

Jul 1, 2011

As a mother of young children and an enthusiastic supporter of charitable giving, I love stories of children finding creative ways to give back to their communities. At the Greater Kansas Ci...

Jun 30, 2011

Visit the Council on Foundations blog, RE:Philanthropy, to read a guest post by President & CEO Laura McKnight. Laura explains how an act of innovative giving in 1896 is inspiring others...

Jun 29, 2011

Melissa Berman, Kevin Bouduc, Ginny Esposito, Mark Kramer and Lowell Weiss are experts in charitable giving who are worth watching. Between them, they have been featured in The New York Time...

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