Pinterest: A Tool To Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience

February 15, 2012

Today’s post is from nonprofit blogger Beth Kanter on Pininterest, a virtual pinboard that is currently gaining huge momentum as a visual platform to share content within context.  The ever changing world of tech provides more resources like Pininterest for nonprofits to use to help market their cause or charity in a compelling and creative […]

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Is Collaboration Just a Buzzword?

February 8, 2012

Last week, the Center for Civil Society at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs released its tenth “State of the Sector” report on Los Angeles County nonprofits.  Entitled “Stressed and Stretched: The Recession, Poverty, and Human Services Nonprofits in Los Angeles,” the report contained several themes that have been echoed in similar reports in […]

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Continuing the Momentum of L.A.'s Pacific Standard Time

January 25, 2012

The Getty’s ambitious and high-profile initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980, is focusing the contemporary art world’s attention on L.A.-based pioneering artists.  My hope is that this initiative also shifts the focus from sustaining a marketplace for art to supporting the life and work of artists. A national study showed that 96% of […]

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Observations for Inspiration

December 23, 2011

For all you readers looking to spread joy and generosity during the holidays, look no further. A “hip” guide created by our friends at Family Circle Advisors will help you get in the right spirit – and state of mind – of giving individually or with your family. The Hip Family’s Guide to Happier Holidays […]

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The Big Question: What Difference Can I Make?

December 21, 2011

Q: I want to give, but I also want to make a difference.  Since I’m not a billionaire, how can my giving be meaningful and impactful? KCRW’s Lisa Napoli asked me this very question during an in-studio interview earlier in the week. This answer may be toughest in a place like L.A., where choice is […]

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When the Troops Come Home

December 19, 2011

As the end of the year approaches and coincides with the return of 40,000 soldiers and Marines to American communities, donors and fellow Angelenos alike are encouraged to think about how our community will respond to the needs of those troops and veterans returning to Los Angeles. One way each of us can make a […]

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Giving and Getting in LA

December 9, 2011

Tis the season to give and in that spirit we are launching a new blog which will focus on the philanthropy of L.A. “John, you might be asking, does the world really need another blog?” Yes, I think so. The fact of the matter is we need to improve our collective ability to bring money into the greater L.A. region to offset the recession of the economy, government funding and fundraising and the rising needs of the most vulnerable populations. As L.A.’s public foundation, we at CCF feel a duty to help funders, donors and nonprofits give and get for the needs of this amazing place we call home…

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