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Betsy Nelson: Conference focuses on continuous learning

Supporting continuous learning is one of eight guiding principles shared by local philanthropy for the continued assurance of private philanthropic money for public good. Through ongoing learning and engagement with recipient nonprofits, funders ensure that their grantmaking remains relevant, responsive ...

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Betsy Nelson: Nonprofits must speak up and get their message out

Nonprofits and foundations must share stories of their successful strategies to address community needs. This is the message Mark Sedway delivered to members of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers at our recent annual meeting. Mark leads the Philanthropy Awareness ...

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The Daily Record honors 50 Influential Marylanders

The Daily Record hosted its fifth annual Influential Marylanders awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 27 at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Fifty people in ten categories — including health care, technology, real estate and civic leadership — were honored for their influences to the state of Maryland.

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Betsy Nelson: Nonprofits should share tales of generosity

In my previous column, I outlined the public policy challenges ahead for nonprofits and philanthropy in 2011. One of my colleagues, Adam Donaldson, member services director at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, makes the point that now, as Congress ...

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg pledges to give away wealth

NEW YORK — Another 17 of America’s richest people, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, junk bond pioneer Michael Milken and AOL co-founder Steve Case, have promised to give away most of their wealth. At 26, Zuckerberg has put himself on ...

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Nelson: A good time to give thanks for philanthropy

Each year on Nov. 15, our country celebrates National Philanthropy Day, the occasion set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy — and those people active in the philanthropic community — have made to our ...

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Women’s philanthropy emerges as a force

In the last 20 years there has been an astounding growth in women’s funds, women’s giving circles, women leading major fundraising efforts, and women donating millions of dollars to causes they care deeply about. A newly published book, “Women & ...

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