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Latest Releases from the Field- Early June 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from The Atlantic Philanthropies, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Florida Philanthropic Network, and Minnesota Council on Foundations.

The History of the Giving While Living Ethic
The Atlantic Philanthropies

When Chuck Feeney decided over three decades ago to transfer virtually all his personal fortune to what would become The Atlantic Philanthropies, he said he was doing it out of a belief in Giving While Living – the idea that individuals of great means should use their money to help people during their lifetimes. In this new report, historian Benjamin Soskis writes that Giving While Living is a more complex phenomenon than that three-word slogan would suggest. Soskis breaks it down into three intertwined imperatives, exploring the distinct historical development of each, while also highlighting the tensions that have emerged between them and between limited life philanthropy.

Corporate Citizen Magazine: Spring 2017 Issue
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship at the Carroll School of Management

The latest issue of Corporate Citizen Magazine, "Adaptation and Resilience", is now available. The issue includes articles about how State Street is advancing job readiness, offering aid when disaster strikes, and lessons in storytelling. 

One-Pagers- The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity
Florida Philanthropic Network (Forum Member)

Florida Women's Funding Alliance, an affinity group of FPN, has released new resources to complement The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity report and support conversations about local and state policy initiatives. These one-pagers provide an overview of the report's key findings and county-level heat maps in four focus areas: poverty and the gender wage gap, health insurance, higher education and business ownership. 

Fast Forward Podcast: LGBTQ Myths & Misconceptions
Minnesota Council on Foundations

In the latest episode of Minnesota Council on Foundations' podcast, Trina Olson, executive director of PFund Foundation, and Anil Hurkadli, program officer at Thrivent Financial Foundation, sit down with MCF’s Levi Weinhagen to talk about persistent myths and misconceptions about the LGBTQ community. Trina and Anil discuss why these myths exist, where they come from, what they do and how folks inside and outside philanthropy can work beyond the myths to build relationships with and create programs that serve real people.

Giving Forum: Spring 2017
Minnesota Council on Foundations

The latest issue focuses on change and embracing the fluctuating landscape of philanthropy including an introduction ot MCF's strategic framework, stories on education and economic opportunity gaps, an interview with Bruce Thao, a Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow and program associate with the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.