Author(s): Crites Price, Susan
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2002

The Giving Family outlines eight specific steps parents, grandparents, teachers, religious leaders and other adults can take to instill the spirit of giving and volunteering in children ages 5 to 18. It explains how children can learn philanthropy in and out of the home, how young people can become involved with nonprofit groups as advisors or even as board members, and how parents can learn from the experiences of family foundations. In addition, The Giving Family offers tips and activities as well as inspired ideas and real stories to foster volunteerism

Author(s): Council on Foundations
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2002

Today's environment poses challenges for all businesses. Grantmakers need to know their mission and their purpose to make informed and effective decisions. This new book addresses a host of key issues affecting corporate philanthropy now, including corporate philanthropy as competitive advantage, strategic philanthropy, transition planning, global giving, employee programs and tax and legal issues. You'll read thought-provoking views about the role corporate philanthropy can play in corporate citizenship, how to define the measures of success, the changing landscape of grantor/grantee

Author(s): Porter, Michael E. and Kramer, Mark R.
Date of Publication: Nov 30, 2002

When it comes to philanthropy, executives increasingly see themselves as caught between critics demanding ever higher levels of "corporate social responsibility" and investors applying pressure to maximize short-term profits. Increasingly, philanthropy is used as a form of public relations or advertising, promoting a company's image through high-profile sponsorships. But there is a more truly strategic way to think about philanthropy. Corporations can use their charitable efforts to improve their competitive context--the quality of the business environment in the locations where they operate.

Author(s): Hager, Mark; Rooney, Patrick; and Pollak, Thomas
Date of Publication: Oct 31, 2002

A substantial number of nonprofit organisations in the USA report inflows of charitable contributions or grants without expenditures allocated to fundraising costs. This observation raises questions about how fundraising is carried out. Based on a survey of US charities, the paper observes that nonprofit organisations use a range of internal capacities and external relationships to conduct their fundraising. The use of staff members dedicated to fundraising is common, but much fundraising is still carried out by executive directors, volunteers and board members. Also, a substantial number of

Author(s): Hart, Theodore R.
Date of Publication: Oct 31, 2002

For nonprofit organizations the Internet represents an unprecedented and highly cost-effective opportunity to build and enhance relationships with supporters, volunteers, clients and the community they serve. As ePhilanthropy has emerged, organisations have discovered that consistent and deliberate e-mail communication that drives traffic to the organisation's well-organised and informative website has become the key to success.

Author(s): Minnesota Council on Foundations
Date of Publication: Oct 31, 2002

The Minnesota Council on Foundations presented its first report on the current state of the arts, culture, and humanities in Minnesota. Results of the report are from personal interviews with the states largest grantmakers and nonprofits. The report is based on personal thought and expression rather than hard data.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Aug 31, 2002

Since 1976, Americans for the Arts has published annual reports on contributions to the arts through united arts funds (UAF) campaigns and related trends. UAFs are federated campaigns that raise funds for operating support of at least three separate arts organizations in a particular community or region. Includes data on the following:

Author(s): Cobb, Nina Kressner
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2002

In this article I look at these new dimensions in charitable giving over the last decade—especially the rise of venture philanthropy—from the vantage point of arts and culture. Venture philanthropy has by passed the arts, but its rhetoric, principles, and priorities present challenges for arts and cultural institutions. Although venture philanthropy is neither as innovative nor as revolutionary as its proponents have claimed, some influential funders now look at philanthropic giving through a different lens and with a changed set of priorities. At the very least, arts and

Author(s): Williams, Caroline and Sharamitaro, Lisa
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2002

In this article we take the position that, current trends aside, the investment strategies that emerged over the last ten years can inform the cultural sector in exciting and innovative ways. We explore three specific financial investment strategies for their potential applicability in the cultural sector.

Author(s): Warshawski, Morrie
Date of Publication: May 09, 2002

This book provides guidance for organizing and implementing a houseparty to solicit donations from individuals for nonprofit organizations. It contains important elements for a successful home event which include a pre-party check list and timeline, sample invitations, and instructions for the evening's presentation. A bibliography, helpful websites, and examples of actual houseparties are also included.