"[T]he humanities are not merely a tool for achieving social justice; they are a component of it...The more we understand the way our world works, the more able we are to make it work better."
Phillip Brian Harper, @MellonFdn program dir., shares in Q&A. philanthropynewsdigest.org/features/newsm…
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Each year, hundreds of thousands of pounds of floral arrangements from events are thrown away.
A new nonprofit is taking these flowers, rearranging them, and giving them to assisted living homes, hospitals and other charitable organizations.
We must accept that people experiencing the same event – a disaster, a traumatic situation – will all be affected differently and may require a range of support options. Learn more: ow.ly/h8NM50IZNzu@McIlreavyP#MHM#mentalhealth
Nurses in #Ukraine are risking their lives to stay with premature babies who need to be in incubators.
Embrace Global, a nonprofit that provides low-cost, transportable incubators, is hoping to donate 3,000 portable incubators to help.
Funders need to think about giving to the life of an institution, not just the health.
This can include giving annual donations, providing unrestricted funds, and building endowments to sustain organizations during tough times.
Racial equity is having a moment, but it needs to be a movement.
Many Black and BIPOC orgs talked about the unprecedented funding they received in the last 2 years. At the same time, there's concern that this surge in funding will be a blip.
Recently, a handful of Candid's team had the opportunity to attend and speak at @ABFE's annual conference, #Harambee2022. They came away from the conference feeling encouraged and hopeful.
Here's a peek at some of the main points.
An international donor's conference in Warsaw has raised $6.5B for #Ukraine.
The conference aims to address the issues with supply of aid and craft a plan for post-war reconstruction. washingtonpost.com/politics/polan…
"America, the most powerful country in the history of mankind, has the tools to make sure that no children are hungry."
For the first time in 50 yrs, White House will hold a conference on ending hunger and improving nutrition in the US. cnn.com/2022/05/04/pol…
The U.S. social sector plays a critical role in our society. But what are the supports and services that it needs to thrive? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this infrastructure? Share your experiences in this @urbaninstitute survey. urbn.is/3F9uOaJ#NPTech
"There are exciting opportunities for fellow foundations and impact investors with missions to address racial equity, education, and economic opportunity to participate and invest in our state’s promising future. We invite you to join us." twitter.com/pndblog/status…
If you're getting tired of online meetings, you're not alone.
From keeping it authentic to mixing up your teaching style, here are our top five tips for keeping people engaged in virtual spaces.
Our team is attending @philanthropymia and got the chance to meet up with our Funding Information Network partner @HiCollab! #PhilanthropyFriends
Curious about the street art? It's by the artist Typoe, located in the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami.
There's still time to get your free ticket to @GoodTechFest.
We are excited to hear from CEO @annmei, who will share how Candid is investing in data science + product development, May 10, 5:20 ET.
Use code GOODTECH2022 to register for free.
"At a time when many grant makers are wrestling with how to shift the balance of power to grantees, we believe our experience provides important lessons about both the challenges and the potential."
Writing grant proposals can feel repetitive.
One way to keep your content relevant is to pay attention to wording. "Describe populations you serve" is different from "How will you reach underserved populations."
Get more advice from this short video.
To protect biodiversity, the Palau National Marine Sanctuary has banned activities like fishing.
The problem is this limits economic activity, which has already been reduced by #COVID19.
Read about the struggle to balance protection + production. time.com/6171610/palau-…
"Many foundations framed the pandemic as an opportunity to hit 'reset,' realizing they..must
seek recovery strategies that are more equitable and sustainable."
Read the full article from @philea_eu on our blog.
Funders are reinforcing their values internally.
In addition to asking grantees to apply certain principles, like addressing climate change or racial injustice, the foundations are applying those to their own practice.
"[O]ur study showed that the new realities brought on by the pandemic gave [European] foundations a window of opportunity for rethinking, reimagining, and transforming a previously broken system."