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Our 50th Anniversary Celebration keynote speaker Heather McGhee joins the Giving Done Right podcast for a wide-ranging and compelling conversation with hosts Grace Nicolette and Phil Buchanan. An author, speaker, organizer, and activist, Heather shares her expertise on the racial zero sum mindset that divides us and the power and potential of the “solidarity dividend.”
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Dr. Vinh Chung was born in Vietnam, not long after the fall of Saigon. His family left Vietnam as refugees who fled Communist oppression. He grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as one of eleven children. The story of his family’s survival and his early years is chronicled in his memoir, “ Where the Wind Leads .” Vinh went on to Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude, then to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland to study theology alongside his wife, Leisle Chung. He also completed a master of pharmaceutical science at the University of Sydney as a Fulbright Scholar, earned his...
The Colorado Trust, along with partner UCBoulder Research Hub for Youth Organizing, have released a suite of nine free resources highlighting promising practices in digital organizing. The resources support practices and strategies used by grassroots and community organizing groups to engage, organize and build political power online. Digital Organizing cover
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Todd Ely, a professor in CU Denver's School of Public Administration, has released a new report on Colorado private foundations. The goals of the report are to identify characteristics and giving patterns, highlight grantmaking best practices, and spotlight private foundation impact investing. The report analyzes assets, number and average amount of grants, geographic distribution and . Findings project that private foundation giving has an economic impact of $5.57 Billion annually in Colorado. The report also notes significant efforts related to equity and diversity and a high level of...
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The Center for Effective Philanthropy has released a report focused on the philanthropic response to the climate crisis. Much Alarm, Less Action: Philanthropy and Climate Change contrasts the limited philanthropic investment in climate mitigation with the urgency of climate change. Report Cover: Much Alarm, Less Action, Foundations & Climate Change
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Colorado General Assembly’s Affordable Housing Transformational Task Force Report from February 2022, outlines the state’s $400 million affordable housing plan. Common Sense Institute’s Colorado Affordable Housing Trends from March 2022 shares key findings. Affordablehousing1.jpg
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Our understanding of capacity building is changing, better reflecting the role of power and community. Lessons and Trends in Nonprofit Capacity Strengthening , a report from the William + Flora Hewlett Foundation, explores the new environment of capacity building, what it means for grantmakers to strengthen nonprofit organizations and emerging trends. Hewlett_Nonprofit Capacity Strengthening
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The value of volunteer hours in Colorado is $31.51, exceeding the national average of $29.95 according to new research from Independent Sector. Volunteers make a critical contributions to their communities and generating a value for volunteer hours helps demonstrate the power of volunteering your time and talents. Read the Value of Volunteer Time 2022 report. Value of Volunteer Time Report The report is also a reminder to ensure those interested in volunteering can find your organization and opportunitites . Colorado Volunteer Sites: Spark the Change (includies youth and group opportunities...
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United Philanthropy Forum has released a new report, The COVID-19 Crucible , that documents the many extraordinary ways in which philanthropy-serving organizations responded to the pandemic and are adapting in a new landscape. The report looks back to detail how PSOs—the regional and national philanthropy associations and networks that comprise the Forum network—played numerous vital leadership roles in the philanthropy sector’s response to the pandemic. The report also looks forward to share lessons learned from PSO responses to the pandemic to help inform the sector when future crises...

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Together We Protect – Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund – was a collaborative effort that provided support to organizations working in communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The goal of this effort was to ensure that people who face systemic barriers had culturally appropriate information about the COVID-19 vaccine and could easily access the vaccine. From April through November 2021, Together We Protect made 135 grant awards totaling $6.8 million to community-based organizations across Colorado. Initial estimates show that grantees’ outreach and education efforts on COVID...
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The Buell Foundation report reviews the history and impact of Colorado’s Early Childhood Councils. By sustaining a network of local, community-driven entities, it is possible to disseminate programming and best practices throughout the state as well as to gather diverse perspectives from Colorado’s many regions. This is the only formalized network that exists in Colorado that crosses all domains and is charged with facilitating development of a coordinated system that supports children by influencing their relationships, environments and communities. In addition, the Buell Foundation supports...
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