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There's so much going on in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, we just have to say our piece. Comments welcome!

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Two New Studies: The State of Philanthropy and What’s Next

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Two studies released last month provide an interesting look at the current state of philanthropy. Reviewed together, they cover recent changes within our local funder community, and what we can […]

Categories / Reviews / Trends
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Board Diversity: A Call to Action

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Do you remember the repeated calls for board diversity in the past few decades?  The number of articles you read and the professional sessions you attended devoted to the topic?  […]

Categories / Boards
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Neighborcare Health Kicks Off Community Campaign

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Join Rainier Beach neighbors in celebrating Neighborcare Health’s new Rainier Beach Medical and Dental Clinic, currently under construction.  Block party festivities begin this afternoon at 4:00pm in the Safeway parking […]

Categories / Campaigns / Events
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Giving Beyond Your Means

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Bolder Giving are hosting a series of live online discussions with people that they deem to be some of the most interesting philanthropists in the […]

Categories / General
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A New Way to Experience History in Gig Harbor

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Recently, I participated in a board meeting for the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation hosted by the brand new Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, Washington.  While there, I got […]

Categories / General
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Big News Out of Boston

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The Boston Foundation and the Urban Institute just released a beta version of their new Massachusetts Nonprofit Database, an online tool to help nonprofits build their capacity. I poked around […]

Categories / General
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More on What I Think About Donor Solicitations

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Two weeks ago, an old friend of mine returned from a trip to Africa where she served as part of a medical team, providing much needed attention and care to […]

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IslandWood is Hiring!

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Bainbridge Island based IslandWood currently has two positions open in their development department for a Grants Coordinator and a Conferences and Event Coordinator.  They’re also searching for an IT professional.  […]

Categories / Job Openings
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Summer Reading

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I recently discovered a book which I think would be great summer reading for anyone looking for tips to energize a nonprofit board. It’s written for employers looking to motivate […]

Categories / Reviews
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More Mega Gifts in 2010 – A Promising Sign?

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According to an article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, there have been more eight- and nine-figure gifts given in the first half of 2010 than in 2009. The article states: […]

Categories / Major Gifts / Reviews
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