Friday, May 30, 2008

The Issue: A Driver Who Delivers Dictionaries: "Moore has just completed a study with McKinsey examining the role of CEOs in corporate social responsibility, assessing what needs aren't being met and how philanthropy is incorporated into corporate culture from the top down. As CEO of UPS, Scott Davis was responsible for establishing philanthropy as part of UPS's corporate culture. All UPS employees are required to serve a certain amount of hours of community service; the amount depends on where employees are stationed. Different regions have different resources, different needs, and different cultural attitudes toward philanthropy and corporate social responsibility."
Fort Scott Tribune: Story: Local group looks to secure Fort Scott's financial future: "Research results announced recently by the Kansas Association of Community Foundations, including the FSACF, projects that over the next 50 years, more than $1 billion will transfer from one generation to the next in Bourbon County. This transfer of wealth is estimated to be nearly $227 million over a 12-year time frame."
Economy pinching non-profits | The Journal Gazette: "Proof of how the economy has affected area non-profits may be reflected in a recent survey by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. The survey showed local non-profits have received less money this year for capital campaigns – intense fundraisers held during a specified period of time – compared with last year."

Thursday, May 29, 2008

AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Your Donor's Financial Adviser: "Philanthropic adviser Phil Cubeta, ChFC, CAP, advises fundraisers to keep in mind the overall financial goals of a donor and the impact that a major gift will have on those plans in a new report entitled Financial Advisors as Guiding Stars to Philanthropic Giving? Approach the donor from the standpoint of the adviser, who looks at the big picture of what a donor wishes to do with his or her wealth, not just from the view that the donor can afford the gift."