In-groups and out-groups (and why it’s good to know the diff)

Katrina & Otis explore a Facebook fuss…. In-groups and out-groups (and why it’s good to know the diff) Social media can be conspicuously cruel and irrational. It also reveals a lot about human nature and our “identities”… NBC12 asked the question. Honestly answering? Katrina VanHuss. She is the CEO of TurnKey, “a U.S.-based strategy and execution firm for nonprofit fundraising campaigns.” TurnKey’s magnificent client list includes Susan G.… Read more »

What makes a news story trustworthy? Americans point to the outlet that publishes it, sources cited by John Gramlich at Pew Research Center

Americans see a variety of factors as important when it comes to deciding whether a news story is trustworthy or not, but their attitudes vary by party affiliation, demographic characteristics and news consumption habits, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Overall, broad majorities of U.S. adults say it is at least somewhat important to consider each of five surveyed factors when determining whether a news… Read more »

Note from Jennifer Ford Reedy: Upping our Commitment to Community-based Philanthropy at The Bush Foundation

In March, we shared how we are working to be a stronger force for equitable change in our region. This included a goal to share more power in our grantmaking and to work in deeper partnership with community. This is not a new concept for us. We have engaged community partners in our grantmaking for many years – from asking community leaders to select Bush… Read more »

The eight trends that will define 2021–and beyond by Celia Huber and Kevin Sneader of McKinsey & Co

Crises tend to give rise to remarkable innovations and insights. Today is just such a moment, raising challenges to many long-held beliefs about how companies should operate. In this episode of the Inside the Strategy Roompodcast, McKinsey’s global leader Kevin Sneader talks with senior partner Celia Huber about the eight trends that will shape the post-COVID-19 economy, which he writes about in his recent article. Their conversation… Read more »

US and Mexico must work together on asylum, say Baker Institute experts

Avery Ruxer Franklin - Rice University

A strong, well-functioning Mexican asylum system is in the best interest of both Mexican and United States governments, but it requires increased coordination from both sides, according to the findings of a new study from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Refugee Solidarity Network. “A critical part of the asylum system is the broad network of Mexican civil society organizations (CSOs)… Read more »

WeBank and SMU Nurture Future-Ready Fintech Talent with Blockchain Courses

SMU and WeBank

WeBank, the world’s leading digital bank and the first digital-only bank in China, announced that its summer enrichment programme on FISCO BCOS[1] Blockchain Experience at the Singapore Management University (SMU), a premier university in Asia internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching, has been completed for this academic year on May 12. The programme is a collaboration between WeBank and SMU. In… Read more »

Public Health Experts Needed

Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living | UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin

Public Health Experts are Needed in Policy Work Groups, Task Forces, and Advisory Committees   Approximately 80-90% of a person’s health outcomes are due to social determinants of health, such as where one lives and works. These foundations of health are especially important when predicting health outcomes for diverse populations, women, and children. Public health experts examine “upstream” issues like structural and systemic factors that… Read more »

CPMF Announces 2021’s Young Artist Program Winners

Cactus Pear Music Festival

  Education Director Craig Sorgi and Artistic Director Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio are pleased to announce the 5 winners of this season’s Young Artist Program [YAP] auditions. Craig was enthusiastic about this spring’s auditions: “It’s always great during our audition process to hear our talented young San Antonio musicians on a personal basis like we do. We were impressed, again, this year. Congratulations to our new… Read more »

The new digital edge: Rethinking strategy for the postpandemic era

McKinsey & Company

Our latest survey confirms that the future will belong to companies that put technology at the center of their outlook, capabilities, and leadership mandate.

Communities Foundation of Texas 2019 GRANT PROCESS – APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 1

Communities Foundation of Texas

CFT OPENS 2019 GRANT PROCESS, REGISTER NOW FOR FEB. 13 WORKSHOP, APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 1 Communities Foundation of Texas excited to invite nonprofits to our 2019 Letter of Inquiry and Giving Guide workshop. Please join us on February 13, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Communities Foundation of Texas. During the workshop, CFT will provide information about our 2019 processes as well as answer… Read more »

Blackbaud Institute Releases 2018 Charitable Giving Report

Blackbaud

Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the release of the 2018 Charitable Giving Report by the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact™. The seventh annual report, which represents the earliest and largest analysis of overall and online giving in the U.S. nonprofit sector in 2018, shows continued year-over-year growth and another record high for online giving. “The 2018 Charitable… Read more »

A great article to read: What I Learned as a Funder: Frank Tips for Nonprofits

Catherine Crystal Foster and Blue Avocado

Over decades in the social sector, I spent countless hours in the grant-seeking trenches and saw my share of things that left me wondering whether to laugh or cry. But then I became a foundation funder and encountered a prospective grantee’s “toxic diaper excuse” (more on that later), which truly left my head shaking. Reflecting on my experiences, I am aware of how deeply… Read more »

Because you are a nonprofit working hard to save the world, this article on Resilience is imperative for you to read

Josephine Gurch of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

This is the fourth post in our “3 Things to Know” series, an explanation of concepts influencing community mental health and our grantmaking. Check out others in this series on Health Equity, Social Determinants of (Mental) Health, and Well-being. Resilience is critical to health and mental health interventions. So critical that major public health institutions have developed frameworks to provide clarity about its definition and its… Read more »

The Best Way To Put Clients First Is To Let Them Lead!

Dr. Marc Spencer, Blue Avocado

Those of us who work at nonprofits are drawn to a particular mission and a desire to do good and give back. Most of us have navigated our careers thoughtfully and intentionally and have worked hard (perhaps even tirelessly). Yet often, despite our good intentions and hard work, we find ourselves replicating the practices that created the inequity we committed to disrupt in the… Read more »

The 86th Texas Legislative Session kicked off

Children at Risk

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ACTION?   The 86th Texas Legislative Session kicked off today and CHILDREN AT RISK is ready to advocate for policies that improve the lives of Texas children. From access to quality child care to school finance, mental health support, and protections for human trafficking victims, Texas has a lot of work to do. Help us make Texas the best… Read more »

January 2019 Exhibitions & Public Programs

Lawndale

Sunday Brunch with Lawndale Sunday, January 27 11 AM – 1 PM Tickets: $100 // $75 (Lawndale Members)  Artworks: $300 (per work) Support Lawndale’s vibrant exhibitions and programs while feasting on Bloody Marys, mimosas, and art! At this new fundraiser, nineteen 8 x 10″ artworks created and donated by artists in the Lawndale community will be exhibited anonymously and can be purchased for $300,… Read more »

Arnold Foundation announces funding for first-of-its-kind addiction treatment rating system

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) announced a $1.3 million grant to the national nonprofit Shatterproof to pilot the first addiction treatment rating system. The system will be an important step toward ensuring patients with opioid use disorder receive tested forms of medical treatment. Only one in 10 Americans with opioid use disorder receives treatment shown by research to be effective. The problems… Read more »