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  • November 19, 2018 4:10 PM | Christina Marconi

    In its new Building Opportunity in Delaware initiative, the DCF is working to foster discussion and collaboration that will empower the community to reduce the opportunity gap Putnam described. Through a thoughtful and rigorous process, the DCF has identified three focus areas

    in which it can provide valuable civic leadership: the success of Delaware youth, a thriving Latino population and equitable communities.

    Read more here.


  • November 19, 2018 4:04 PM | Christina Marconi

    Thirty-two New Castle County high school students will experience the joys and challenges of being philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB).

    YPB includes students from public, private and parochial schools.The Dellaware Community Foundation gives the New Castle County students $15,000 to award to local charities.

    Read more here.

  • November 19, 2018 3:47 PM | Christina Marconi

    New York City is keen to attract private capital to 306 designated opportunity zones across the five boroughs, says Eric Clement of city’s Economic Development Corp. 

    Proposals to do just that emerged from a gathering last month of New York real estate investors, fund managers, impact investors, attorneys and consultants.

    To read more, click here.


  • November 19, 2018 3:26 PM | Christina Marconi

    The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has selected the great-grandson of its founder to be chief executive. Longtime CEO William White announced he is passing the leadership reins to his son, Ridgway.

    His appointment by Mott Foundation Trustees makes White the fourth leader in the history of the foundation whose philanthropic efforts have aided schools and neighborhoods in the city of Flint but also grown to national and international efforts.

    Read more here.

  • November 19, 2018 3:24 PM | Christina Marconi

    In the three years since Facebook introduced fundraising tools, people on the social network have raised $1 billion for charities and for personal causes, such as family medical emergencies and tuition costs. 

    "It’s been really incredible to see how much it’s grown," says Emily Dalton Smith, director of social good product at Facebook. "We’re more motivated than ever to keep building tools and help our community raise funds for the people and causes they care about."

    Read more here.


  • November 14, 2018 2:33 PM | Christina Marconi

    Nonprofits have some hope that the new Congress will pursue small tax-law changes to their liking following the outcome of Tuesday’s elections, congressional observers said, but bigger tax changes that would help charities remain an uphill climb.

    Meanwhile, the ban on nonprofit politicking, which President Trump and many other Republicans have been pushing to repeal, appears more likely to survive.

    Read more here.


  • November 14, 2018 2:32 PM | Christina Marconi

    Rodney Saunders, M.Ed. is the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement’s new Director of Learning.

    Rodney brings extensive background in education and learning evaluation to DANA. He especially enjoys serving as a conversation catalyst for social justice issues relating to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

    Rodney has been a professional speaker, motivational coach and trainer for corporations like TMP Worldwide, Nike, Deloitte and several universities.

    Read more here.

  • November 14, 2018 2:26 PM | Christina Marconi

    Changes to the workforce and new attitudes toward work are affecting workplace giving, and philanthropy is increasingly important to employees, employers, and nonprofits, according to a new report released today by Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.

    The Giving USA Special Report on the Evolution of Workplace Giving finds that employees increasingly want a choice in how their employer gives back, and for their employer to give to a charity of the employee’s choice. This is similar to trends among nonprofit donors overall, who want more information about their donation’s impact and more choice over how it is used. The landscape of workplace giving campaigns has radically expanded to include a wide range of activities, from skilled volunteer opportunities and matching gifts to more traditional federated campaigns such as United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

    You can read highlights from the report here, and purchase a copy of the report directly from Giving USA at this link.


  • November 14, 2018 2:22 PM | Christina Marconi

    Gov. John Carney and Wilmington mayor Mike Purzycki recently announced the Grow Delaware Fund, which will provide $5 million to support loans to small businesses in Delaware seeking to strengthen their operations and grow jobs.

    The fund has been launched in partnership with West End Neighborhood House, The Longwood Foundation, Discover Bank, Department of State Division of Small Business Development, and Tourism and the National Development Council.

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  • November 14, 2018 2:09 PM | Christina Marconi

    During the most recent General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, held here last month, dozens of conference participants were treated to a beautiful short performance by three girls studying at the Arad Musical Conservatory. 

    The lute recital, which took place during a session on “inspired fundraising,” was meant to demonstrate the impact of charitable giving through Partnership2Gether (P2G), which connects local North American Jewish Federations with Jewish and Israeli locales via "twinned" cities and regions.

    Suzanne Grant, the Delaware federation’s national campaign chairwoman, said that prior to partnering with Arad, “..we didn’t know much about the city. We went to Arad, met with the people, and built relationships, which have grown."

    Read more here.


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