Foundation Insights

February 20, 2023

Foundation Insights – Scholarships Part 2

You’ve probably heard variations of the saying about how long it takes to turn a ship or stop a train […]
February 8, 2023

Foundation Insights: Scholarships Part 1

Traditional “scholarship season” is here and there’s an interesting tension building within the vast world of scholarship providers.   On one […]
November 7, 2022

Foundation Insights: Democratizing Philanthropy

On a fairly regular basis the topic of “democratizing philanthropy” emerges in the world of foundations around America.  For placed-based […]
October 10, 2022

Foundation Insights: Don’t delay, plan today!

Over the course of the past few weeks, I’ve had numerous meetings with donors and their advisors to explore charitable […]
August 26, 2022

Foundation Insights: Addressing Student Debt

Earlier this week I read the news about the student debt forgiveness plan with mixed emotions.    However, beyond whether or […]
June 27, 2022

Foundation Insights: Donor-led giving

Our Community Foundation thrives on connecting donors with the fun of philanthropy. We want donors to enjoy giving back with […]
April 18, 2022

Foundation Insights: In person or remote?

Last week I joined Jackie and a couple dozen other local stakeholders, volunteers and staff for a small and personal […]
March 4, 2022

Foundation Insights: The power of collective giving

Our Community Foundation has seen amazing displays of generosity when like-minded donors join together to give to causes they hold […]
February 8, 2022

Foundation Insights: Community Foundations ensure local ownership of charitable assets

On the surface, Community Foundations across the country all perform a similar mission and purpose: collectively, we help people give […]
January 12, 2022

Foundation Insights: Cryptocurrency in philanthropy

If you’re like the vast majority of community members, cryptocurrency is still this mystical thing that’s difficult to wrap your […]
December 13, 2021

Foundation Insights: What is a team?

I’ve been in the field of philanthropy long enough to have a healthy appreciation for the unexpected, and I try […]