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Betsy Nelson: Involving the public sector, policymakers

Grantmakers commonly invest time developing and strengthening relationships with their grantees and community-based partners in their fields of interest. They value that collaboration and two-way communication as they learn what is working and expand services to meet increasing demands. Often ...

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Betsy Nelson: Author challenges donors to do more than just give

We have long said that philanthropy has more to contribute to improving community conditions than just dollars. And at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers’ Annual Meeting, Leslie Crutchfield, senior advisor at the nonprofit consulting group FSG and author of ...

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Betsy Nelson: Living the nonprofit leadership transition

Seems to me that the much-anticipated leadership transition for nonprofit organizations is now occurring. Maybe it is reality or just my perception, since I recently announced that after 25 years I will step down as president of the Association of ...

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Betsy Nelson: Region needs to build on significant assets

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the first of a four-part Redefining Capital series hosted by the Federal Reserve of Richmond/Baltimore Branch and a number of community partners — including, proudly, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers. This ...

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Betsy Nelson: United Way campaign results offer hope

It’s been some time since nonprofits have had something to cheer about. They have been hit hard by proverbial one-two punches. With the economy struggling and government budgets under duress, nonprofits have been called upon to deliver even more for ...

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Betsy Nelson: Defining and measuring success with data

As a membership organization of foundations and corporate giving programs, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers has had a longstanding interest in increasing the funding community’s capacity to support and use data to inform decision making. We have seen increased ...

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Betsy Nelson: Best, worst grant requests have something in common

When asked, grantmakers had some interesting insights into the best and worst grants they have made. And the Center for Funds & Foundations at the ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers did the ...

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