To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the first Arts Funding benchmark study, Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) commissioned arts philanthropy researcher Steven Lawrence for a comprehensive analysis of trends in arts and culture funding over the past twenty-five years.
In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.
The much anticipated Dress for Success® annual Spring sale is upon us and this year, we are taking full advantage of all the Fiesta fun!
Your board wants to help lead you to greater fiscal health. You want the same thing. Why then do so many CEOs tell me they’re disappointed in the board support they receive when it comes to generating income?
The headline of this article mentions “reciprocity.” That’s a concept researched by persuasion expert Dr. Robert Cialdini. Basically, reciprocity goes like this: when I give you something, I expect something back (subliminally). So…when I make a gift to your charity, what do you give me back? Thanks is merely transactional. Flattery is far more penetrating. Tell me I’m a wonderful person. Over and over and over. I’ll actually pay you for that.
The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized Texas State University to offer an Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (EMHA) degree program via distance education.
Funding News and Grant Tips
Many believe that Impact and Sustainable Investing is a niche in the investment industry reserved for religious, environmental and social impact foundations. There is also a perspective that “Impact Investing” involves sacrificing investment returns to “do good” and become a “socially conscious” investor. The fact is that neither of those presumptions is true and that Impact Investing is rapidly going mainstream.
More than 300 conference attendees will visit Alamo Heights High School on Tuesday
The Hogg Foundation is expanding eligibility for the Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial Award to include doctoral candidates at all institutions of higher education in Texas.
The 2018 Foundation Operations and Management Report is based on the 17th operations and management survey of members of Exponent Philanthropy that was fielded in summer 2017. The report details trends in foundation grantmaking, operations, investments, and governance.
2017 was an extraordinary year for giving, according to a report released today by Fidelity Charitable, the nation’s second-largest grantmaker. Last year, Fidelity Charitable gave an unprecedented $4.5 billion across more than 1 million donor-recommended grants, to nearly 127,000 nonprofit organizations, as detailed in the new Fidelity Charitable 2018 Giving Report.
Based on the largest analysis of overall and online giving data, Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the availability of its annual Charitable Giving Report, featuring the earliest, most comprehensive look at how fundraising performed in 2017.
Humans have always used stories to make sense out of our chaotic world. When our ancestors had to kill animals they felt were kindred spirits to survive, they created myths to help them come to terms with it. When they invented agriculture, they created myths that glorified graft and highlighted the seasonal nature of existence. When they began to settle, humans created myths imbuing cities with transcendence. As Yuval Noah Harari describes in his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, story went on to play a vital role in building all subsequent civilizations.
Spring break is just around the corner. Immerse the young writer in your house in a camp with poetry, prose, and creative self-expression at The Writer’s Garret!
This week-long day camp for kids 8-12 includes poetry with Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi, Dallas’s typewriter-wielding sidewalk poet, and zine-making led by poet and maker extraordinaire Lisa Huffaker. Over the five day camp, attendees create their own zine while learning creative writing, collaging, printmaking, and bookbinding.
On March 22nd, every gift of $20 or more will go further in supporting our mission. As our way of saying thank you, you will receive our inaugural 2018 FVPS FIESTA MEDAL.
Millennials are now the largest adult generation in the country at over 80 million strong, and their attitudes are reshaping the nations’s opinion landscape.
Registration is now open for Board Boot Camp! This day-long training will take place on Saturday, April 21. Board Boot Camp provides board members and executive directors with expert advice and the comprehensive tools to ensure your organization’s success.
In fiction, everything is seen through the eyes of a character, which makes characterization one of the most important elements of fiction.
Philanthropy Outlook 2018 & 2019 report presents potential scenarios, what to watch