• Important Lessons for New Philanthropists

    In response to Napster co-founder Sean Parker’s critique of traditional philanthropy, Kimberly Dasher Tripp, founder of Strategy for Scale, and Michael Bear Kleinman, director of investments at Humanity United, offer up five tips on how to gain leverage and make an impact in the world of “hacker philanthropists”. Tripp and Kleinman know that every new […]

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  • Five Lessons in Scaling Impact and Growth

    New York City’s Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is just one example of how White House Social Innovation Fund (SIF) subgrantees are successfully developing program strategies for greater philanthropic growth and impact. Account supervisor for Edelman’s in Washington, DC, Katie Mounts, takes a look at how CEO’s model uses cross-sector collaborations, utilizing the strengths of […]

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  • Strategically Driven Donations Among this Year’s Philanthropic Trends

    Bruce DeBoskey, a nationally recognized philanthropic strategist with The DeBoskey Group, spoke earlier this year at a Wisconsin Philanthropy Network program on the latest trends in strategic philanthropy. During his presentation, he addressed issues such as the expanding influence of women, program-related investments (PRIs), how the rising generations of givers are different, and five steps […]

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  • Waukesha County Community Foundation Announces New President

    The Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) has selected Shelli Marquardt of Delafield as its new president, effective July 5. The search was conducted by the board’s executive committee. Shelli has served as philanthropy executive director for the north and central markets of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare since 2004, where she manages philanthropy for St Francis, Franklin, St […]

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  • Resources for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting

    Yesterday the Forum co-hosted the National Teleconference for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting, along with the Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Change Philanthropy, AAPIP, ABFE, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy and Women’s Funding Network. This was the first in a series of three teleconferences on […]

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  • Giving USA 2016 reports that 2015 was America’s Most Generous Year Ever

    According to Giving USA, “Charitable donations hit record for second year in a row, at estimated $373.25 billion. Donations from America’s individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $373.25 billion in 2015, setting a record for the second year in a row, reports Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year […]

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  • Wisconsin Philanthropy Network has moved

    Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN), formerly Donors Forum of Wisconsin, is always looking for ways in which we can better serve our members. Part of that improvement comes today when WPN relocates to new office space in Brookfield, WI.   Effective Thursday, May 26, 2016, you can find us at: 15850 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 204 Brookfield, WI […]

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  • Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Announces New President and CEO

    Oshkosh’s Bill Wyman chosen to lead Foundation OSHKOSH, WI — The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation today announced the appointment of Bill Wyman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 11. He succeeds Diane Abraham, who left the position in October after two years of service. “Bill joins the Foundation at a pivotal moment in […]

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  • Philanthropy and the Social Economy BLUEPRINT 2016 Released

    Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016 is an annual industry forecast about the ways we use private resources for public benefit. Foundation Center partnered with Lucy Bernholz to offer the Blueprint as a GrantCraft guide. The Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in […]

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  • The House Passes Permanent Charitable Extenders

    Moments ago the House of Representatives passed the PATH Act making the IRA Charitable Rollover and two other charitable giving incentives permanent law. Members of the House showed strong bipartisan support for these important measures with a vote of 318 – 109. This House-passed bill is a victory for the sector, and one of the final hurdles […]

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