For years, female executives have come away from women-only leadership programs empowered to do—and ask for—more, valuing the opportunity to examine their strengths and shortcomings in the psychological safety of their peers and to use the experience as a springboard for personal development. But organizations are leaving unexamined the most powerful lessons these programs offer. The oft-overlooked benefit of women-only leadership programs is that… Read more »
When the #MeToo movement went viral in 2017, an avalanche of revelations rocked the fields that philanthropy invests in, from arts to media to politics. But within a few months, #MeToo complaints began surfacing within philanthropy itself, reminding us that no organization is immune. The allegations were disturbing: of discrimination being repeatedly ignored and of far too many examples of accusers leaving the organization… Read more »
Fifty years after the first computer network was connected, most experts say digital life will mostly change humans’ existence for the better over the next 50 years. However, they warn this will happen only if people embrace reforms allowing better cooperation, security, basic rights and economic fairness
Roughly six-in-ten Americans think their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and believe it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked by companies and the government
In 2017, my colleagues and I at the New Economy Initiative (NEI), an entrepreneurial development strategy of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, explored ideas to connect southeast Michigan’s innovation assets — universities, medical centers, tech startups, etc. — to community-minded Detroiters. Our hope was to leverage the expertise and resources of those assets to solve challenges residents were facing in their neighborhoods. After… Read more »
This very important article, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2020 Issue, and is funded by the Ford Foundation as part of the Realizing Democracy project, speak to an increasingly shared understanding among policymakers, civil society leaders, and scholars that democracy reform today must address underlying systemic roots of exclusion and inequality. The ideas reflect the views of the authors solely. If you click into the link at the bottom of the article, you will find more important articles that will explain much of the phenomena that is going on in our country right now. Please read and share.
Goal set to collect 300,000 pounds of food by year end. The Caring Place launched its Hunger Free Holidays Food Drive on October 1, and it will end December 31. With the community’s help, the organization hopes to collect 300,000 pounds of food by the New Year. The Caring Place provides a 12-day supply of food to families in financial need through its Food Pantry. This… Read more »
SAMMinistries needs your help to bring the spirit of Christmas to more than 600 children who are homeless or have experienced homelessness. Make the holiday season bright by sponsoring Christmas gifts for a child, or hosting a toy drive. Click HERE or to make a child’s holiday wishes come true or contact Melanie Riley at email@example.com or (210)321-5641. STAY CONNECTED… Read more »
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 »
Values statements are important.They sort your audience into two piles: (1) people who might share some value(s) with you; and (2) the rest.You don’t raise money from the rest.Move on. Forget about it.
Historic racial wealth disparities are being maintained or worsened by policies that have shifted wealth to the richest U.S. households, according to a new report released by the Institute for Policy Studies, Dreams Deferred: How Enriching the 1 Percent Widens the Racial Wealth Divide.”
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 »
According to David Solie, a psychologist specializing in geriatric medicine, elderly people are on “a journey” unrecognized by most others, including their children and professional caregivers. Unrecognized is the part that breaks my heart. “Many of us look at members of our parents’ generation and see a diminished version of the vibrant people we once knew,” he writes in his book, How to Say It to Seniors. “Surely they aren’t developing anymore, because we can see them declining right before our eyes.”
Today, 16 young Alaskans filed their notice of appeal with the Alaska Supreme Court in their constitutional climate lawsuit, Sinnok v. State of Alaska. The appeal comes just six days after the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which reports in its Alaska chapter that climate change is already dangerously impacting the state. On October 30, Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller for the… Read more »
On the heels of one of the deadliest summers of climate-related weather disasters affecting countries all over the world, an unprecedented gathering of global leaders today launched the new Global Commission on Adaptation to catalyze a global movement to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions. The Global Commission on Adaptation is led by Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Bill… Read more »
Over the past few weeks I’ve found myself worn down by the state of our country. The divisiveness, the anger, the coming apart instead of coming together is increasingly hard to take. And I know many of you feel the same. It seems that as time marches on we increasingly find ourselves battling the differences between each other, rather than recognizing that there is… Read more »
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support For 33 years, 24 hours a day, Genesis Women’s Shelter has been waiting with lights on and doors open to welcome women and children facing the greatest time of crisis they have ever known. Every year, we see nearly 2,500 women and children turn to Genesis as they make the brave decision to leave their former lives behind, taking… Read more »
The Caring Place provides a 10-day supply of food to families in financial crisis through its Food Pantry. The Caring Place is preparing to launch its Hunger Free Holidays Food Drive on October 1, and it will end December 31. With the community’s help, the organization wishes to collect 225,000 pounds of food by the New Year. “The summer was challenging for the Food… Read more »
Last week, 29 philanthropists pledged $4 billion over the next five years to combat climate change—the largest-ever philanthropic investment focused on climate change mitigation. The announcement, made at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, represents a broad global commitment to accelerate proven climate and clean-energy strategies, spur innovation and support organizations around the world working to protect the air they breathe and the communities they call home.
Giving a kidney to a stranger is an awesome expression of generosity. But we are also sadly well aware of our capacity to be mean to each other. We find generosity blazing triumphantly at the loftiest heights of the human spirit. And we find it glaringly absent in the depths of despair and evil.