Blog posts from April 2017

Open Yourself Up to New Solutions

Open Yourself Up to New Solutions

April 11, 2017

Christie George, director of New Media Ventures, a mission-driven venture firm and donor collaborative supporting progressive startups, discusses her organization's new Innovation Fund. The Fund has two goals: 1) increase the number of investable projects for which they receive proposals; and 2) break through the bias for “the usual suspects” to fund more diverse entrepreneurs.

From Good Idea to Problem Solved: Funding the Innovation Means Funding the Process

From Good Idea to Problem Solved: Funding the Innovation Means Funding the Process

April 10, 2017

Mandy Ellerton and Molly Matheson Gruen of the Archibald Bush Foundation think philanthropy needs transparent and thoughtful ways to get buy-in and gain perspective to make new ideas reality. Truly good ideas, they argue, are created in partnership between organizations, leaders, and the people most affected by the problem at hand.

Next Week at Foundation Center West (April 10-14)

April 7, 2017

Here's what's coming up at Foundation Center West!

Advocacy Strategies for Nonprofits
Tuesday, April 11, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Introduction to Finding Grants
Wednesday, APril 12, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Crowdfunding for Your Cause
Thursday, April 13, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

In-person and Livestream:
Inside Innovation Funding: Exploring Philanthropy at the Intersection of Problem-Solving, Technology & Design 
Thursday, April 13, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

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Get In The Game: Advocate

April 6, 2017

Regardless of a nonprofit’s unique mission and goals, legislative advocacy can be an effective tool to further the organization’s cause.  A nonprofit organization that is involved in legislative advocacy ultimately allow their members to see an active organization championing their cause. Here are three strategies to help propel your nonprofit organization's legislative advocacy efforts.