Weekly News Recap: February 19, 2016

Children play at the unveiling of plans for the Children's Discovery Museum in the soon-to-be former Mendel Art Gallery building.

Children play at the unveiling of plans for the Children's Discovery Museum in the soon-to-be former Mendel Art Gallery building. (credit: Kathy Fitzpatrick/CBC)


Learning and networking events

  • Complimentary Webinar: What Canadian Donors Want EVENT DATE: Tuesday, March 8th. The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada is pleased to partner with Ipsos Reid and CanadaHelps.org on producing this research. Thank you also to the Every Member Campaign donors, attendees at the 2015 Canadian Leadership Retreat and Michael Decter for their contributions which made this research possible. CANADIAN OPPORTUNITY (2/19/16)

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Philanthropic Controversy


Culture cool


Advice, Reminders, Opinion and Learning

  • Three Easy Questions to Get Past the ‘Reflexive No’ How to practice 'inclusive philanthropy'. Good reminders and advice for all of us but especially for our grant making friends. (2/18/16)

  • Finding power in our capacity Good reminder on the importance and relevance of capacity from managing editor for The Hilborn Group, Lisa MacDonald. Thanks to Andrea for sharing this link. (2/15/16)

  • Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever) This is a fantastic case study on the $100 million Chris Christie / Mark Zuckerberg plan to reform Newark's Public Schools. When "they" announced this initiative on the Oprah Winfrey Show, it was the first time most Newark residents had heard about it. The initiative went on to become a spectacular failure of community engagement. Thanks for Andrea for sharing this link. (Spring 2016)

  • VIDEO: Creating a mission statement that transforms a community Great reminder on the power of a mission statement. "How do you get people to grab a pitchfork, light the torches and defeat the monster?" Thanks to Andrea for sharing this link (8/11/14)

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