Cynthia Adams – GrantStation Forum on Changes in Philanthropy

– Cynthia M. Adams   Over a year ago, I read a report that changed my long-held belief that philanthropy, especially in the world of grant makers, seldom changes and, when it does change, the change is slow. The report was called 10 Innovations in Global Philanthropy, published by a group out of London called…

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Drew Lichtenberger – The Ambiguity of Modern Adulthood

– Drew Lichtenberger   “Growing up today is like sliding down a water flume. You’re held tightly around the turns as you move; then all of a sudden you’re ejected into the water.” Matthew, 25, painted this picture in a frank discussion about what it is like being plunged into adulthood.  He did not think…

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Ariel Lev – Coworking’s Impact on Nonprofit Startups

– Ariel Lev   The word entrepreneur may relate to one’s status as a business owner or describe a type of person. In most cases, “entrepreneurs” have started for-profit organizations. Recently, social entrepreneur has described those starting organizations that are mission-oriented over profit-oriented. According to Stanford Social Innovation Review, this ambiguous term is used to…

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F. Douglas Powe, Jr. and Jasmine Rose Smothers – Success Now!

Partnering for “Now” Success – F. Douglas Powe, Jr., and Jasmine Rose Smothers   We have all heard those famous words, “the children are our future.” In Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations, we argue that, for Millennials (young people born between the early 1980s and early 2000s ), the future…

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Hannah Ubl – All Voices Matter: Collaboration Across Generations

– Hannah Ubl   I’ll never forget my first day of kindergarten. With new backpack and light-up sneakers, I sat down at my assigned seat and looked at a giant purple sign that read, “There is no I in team.” This would become the motto of elementary school, middle school and high school. Collaboration was…

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