United Nations Adopts 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The United Nations recently announced the adoption of 17 global sustainable development goals. From the Chronicle of Philanthropy: Commonly referred to as the SDGs, the goals will serve as a 15-year blueprint for how the world — chiefly governments, corporations, and philanthropists — tackle international development priorities through 2030. … The SDGs include ending poverty and hunger,…

How Foundations Can Give Children a Brighter Future

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy: According to a report from the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed $120 million increase for pre-K programs stands to boost high-school graduation rates, reduce incarcerations, and save Pennsylvania taxpayers more than $350 million. The report details how early-learning programs reduce the disadvantages experienced by…

New Event: Advocating Strategically To Advance the Mission of Your Nonprofit

From our friends at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy: Nonprofit organizations can advance their missions and increase their impact by strategically engaging in public policy advocacy. This can take a variety of forms, including lobbying, grassroots engagement, coalition building, issue organizing, participating in regulatory activities, professional networking, and developing…

Grants

New funding opportunity: GlobalFoundries – Town of Malta Foundation

The GlobalFoundries – Town of Malta Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 grant award period. All grant applications must be received by Thursday, October 31, 2015, in order to be considered. The Foundation plans to award approximately $160,000 in grants to selected organizations by the end of this year. To apply for a grant you may do…

Event: Building Sustainable Cross-Sector Partnerships

From our friends at the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council: Today, many for-profit companies are looking for a return on their social investment via long-term, value-driven partnerships.  Join us for an interactive discussion about how to develop and maintain cross-sector partnerships that help grow your business.  Gain insight from nonprofit and for-profit business leaders. Hear…