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The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Simon Greer, who was hired to give the Nathan Cummings Foundation a more prominent profile, "was apparently fired just as he began to put in place a radical overhaul."
Due to changes in NY state law that now allow community-based organizations to receive funds to offer pre-kindergaren independent of their local school districts, some education officials worry that the lack of funding to provide sufficient oversight could open the door to potential fraud and waste.
According to the report, 1/3 of American teenagers do not know HIV is a sexually transmitted disease.
By Laura Cronin
Hedge fund managers are backing Families for Excellent Schools and New Yorkers for a Balanced Albany.
Dave Biemesderfer, President & CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network, offers insight on partnerships in philanthropy.
HuffPost editorial examines funding to underserved communities.
Corporate foundations like JPMorgan Chase have increased giving to underserved communities by as much as 40 percent in the last decade.
Rockefeller Foundation is praised for its Climate Works initiative.
In the past four years participatory budgeting has spread from four to 24 districts.
The Financial Inclusion Challenge recognized four organizations for their innovative approach to financial inclusion.
Monday's announcement from state Board of Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch that she will be leaving the board when her term ends in March wasn't unexpected, but it could lead to dramatic change.
Nathan Cummings Foundation Board Chair James K. Cummings shares what he learned from taking the SNAP Challenge—spending a week eating on $5.27 a day, the equivalent of the daily Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program budget (commonly known as food stamps) for a person living in New York.
Every decision we made in building out our new space at 1500 Broadway was focused on how we could better serve you, our members
Despite the billions of dollars distributed to nonprofits in our region each year, and the tremendous influence that a nonprofit’s board of directors can exert over an organization, many funders are not certain about how to address the topic of governance with their grantees. In an attempt to provide grantmakers and grantees with a solution to improving nonprofit governance in a manner that respects both parties, the United Way of New York City has developed BoardServeNYC. Gordon Campbell, United Way of NYC’s President & CEO, explains this innovative new project for our readers.
Sheila P. Burke, R.N., M.P.A., FAAN, a faculty member and former executive dean at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Simon Stevens, Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, have been elected to The Commonwealth Fund Board of Directors. Both will join the Board in November 2013.