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Betsy Nelson: Community comes through for city schools

It is an exciting time for public education in Baltimore. In late December, the United States Department of Education announced the grantees for its highly competitive Investing in Innovation (i3) grants, awarded to support the validation and expansion of innovative ...

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Betsy Nelson: Boards should spend time looking forward

In today’s environment, nonprofit organizations are faced with numerous challenges, be they financial, administrative, or programmatic. Wondering how many boards of directors are up to the task, I contacted Nancy Hall, one of my “go-to” nonprofit professionals, for her opinion. ...

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Betsy Nelson: A decade later and the stories keep coming

Ten years and 240 columns about the role philanthropy plays in our community and our world! It gives me pause as I reflect on the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmaker’s biweekly column in The Daily Record. In the initial 2001 ...

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Betsy Nelson: Recognizing our role models in philanthropy

Each November the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) celebrates National Philanthropy Day to recognize the extraordinary impact of the charitable sector and the increasing role it plays in our society and countries around the world. Billions of dollars are given ...

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Betsy Nelson: Capping deductions would hurt donations

There is definite irony to the recurring proposals to decrease incentives for charitable giving. Today, nonprofit organizations need private support more than ever as they operate under increasing demands for services resulting from a stagnant economy and government budget cuts. ...

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