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Welcome 2014 Summer Interns!

This week we welcomed the 15th class of the Cleveland Foundation’s Summer Intern Program – a group we are calling our “centennial cohort.”  This group of 16 professionals represents some of the top talent and emerging leadership of our region. The...

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Advice From Grantees

A discussion of hashtags needs to start with a discussion of Twitter. I first blogged about Twitter in early 2009 (see post). Since that time more and more nonprofits and foundations have started using it (including @CleveFoundation). On the other hand, many...

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Why Your Grants Reports Are Critical

Let me start by stating that yes – we read all grant reports. When a new grant proposal is received, I review past reports and organization files as part of my due diligence practices, so please know that the reports are read and used as part of a...

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Spreading Great Ideas

On Friday, February 26, Cleveland was home to its first local version of TED. For those who are unfamiliar, TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design) has been an annual event bringing together experts from around the world (think Bill Gates...

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Cycling Cleveland

This summer I was lucky enough to visit Montreal for the first time. My favorite part of the experience wasn’t the great cultural institutions, history, architecture, art, or festivals – but the experience of being in a city that has embraced bicycles. The...

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Great Grants

What do emergency 911, the hospice movement, pap smears, public libraries, polio and yellow fever vaccines, rocket science, Sesame Street, white lines on highways, and ending world hunger have in common? They are all innovations initially funded by foundation...

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Checking Greater Cleveland’s Pulse

During this economic downturn, foundation staff members have had many discussions surrounding appropriate responses to the rapidly changing needs of the community. We began researching the creative solutions that other community foundations  were...

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Twitter, Nonprofits, and Philanthropy

Usage, news, and discussion surrounding Twitter seem to be everywhere at the moment. I wanted to share several links I think are worth reading to learn more about the Twitter phenomenon and how it might be of actual use in the nonprofit world without becoming...

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