The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.
by Teri Lovelace, President, LOCUS Impact Investing
Place-based impact investing is sparking community development projects that create more just, equitable local economies, and build prosperous, vibrant communities. Place-focused foundations, like community foundations and family foundations are exploring ways to complement their traditional grant-making with local investments that can catalyze positive community change.
In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud (@blackbaud), speaks with Darrin Goss, president and CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation (@CCFofSC), about social media activism, community engagement and more.
by Jenn Pryce, President and CEO, Calvert Foundation
What do an artificial heart, the theater, and Gabon all have in common? From where you’re sitting, probably not much. For me, however, they are key facets of my life that have led me to a career in impact investing.
In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Julie Cole Mecum, Chief Operating Officer at the Community Foundation of Boone County (@CFBooneCo), about how the Foundation has been evolving to adapt to the changing needs of its donor base and constituents. Julie discusses the importance of collaborating with donors, non-profits and neighboring community foundations to tackle important issues, and how individuals and families increasingly want to be more closely involved with the programs they are supporting.
Leading online donor portal now accessible from donors’ smartphones
New York, NY, September 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – MicroEdge LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today announced the release of DonorCentral Mobile, a mobile version of its industry-leading online donor portal for community foundations. This release allows MicroEdge’s community foundation clients to better support their donors’ philanthropic efforts through 24/7 access to their donor account, even from their smartphone.
Community foundations—with their deep local ties, significant unrestricted assets, and community benefit missions—are ideally positioned to play a leading role in solving our communities’ most profound and difficult challenges. Yet many are stuck in a pattern of disbursing only a small percentage of their assets in grants and investing the rest in traditional portfolios that don’t advance (and may even undermine) their mission.