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What’s Next for Philanthropy?

From the Washington Post: Washington-area philanthropy is becoming unabashedly business-minded. Practices such as impact investing and public-private partnerships that were experiments after the recession are now expected to be regular giving habits for many do-gooders. And that’s just for starters. Capital Business caught up with a few local philanthropy thought leaders to see what’s next…

$300,000 in Scholarships for Local Students

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region invites local students to visit its website to apply for a wide range of high school, college and professional continuing education scholarships. Application materials and guidelines for more than 40 scholarships are now available at http://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships.php. Most scholarship applications are due in February and early March. In…

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Community Foundation Supports Park Project in Albany’s West Hill

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is pleased to provide support through the Standish Family Fund and the John D. Picotte Family Foundation for this important project.  The Foundation, and these two funds are committed to community and neighborhood development in the City of Albany, and find this project to exemplify what positive…

6 Philanthropy Trends to Watch

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy: Giving: Back From Its Recession Depths “Giving USA” researchers last summer predicted that annual charitable giving in 2015 might top its pre-recession peak of $350-billion. Despite stock-market volatility and weaknesses in the global economy, experts say we’re headed for another year of increased giving, thanks in part to an acceleration…

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Leadership Tech Valley Seeks Nonprofit Proposals

From our friends at the Albany-Colonie and Schenectady Chambers of Commerce: The Leadership Tech Valley (LTV) Class of 2015, a dynamic group of local leaders in various professions, is excited to announce its request for proposals to complete a service project that will benefit a local nonprofit organization. If you or someone you know represents…

10 Trade-Offs That Donors Face That Make Philanthropy Tough But Rewarding

Melissa A. Berman at the Chronicle of Philanthropy writes: Philanthropists often say that giving away money is tougher than any other job they have had. What makes philanthropy particularly demanding are the tensions and trade-offs donors constantly struggle with to achieve thoughtful, effective giving. As F. Scott Fitzgerald aptly said, “The test of a first-rate…