Robin Hood Foundation

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Nonprofit videos don’t have to be elaborate or filled with effects to work well. This video from the Robin Hood Foundation is well produced and clean, but there’s nothing flashy about it. What sticks out is how the Foundation is using video to tell the stories of the beneficiaries of their charitable initiatives. First hand testimonials like this one can go a long way to making your organization’s impact more tangible for supporters.

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The Oregon Community Foundation

The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy.OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds, in 2015 OCF awarded more than $103 million in grants and scholarships.

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Broadway Cares Launches Fundraising Campaign for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Article | March 17, 2020

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has launched an online fundraising campaign to create the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which will be administered by The Actors Fund. The new fund will assist those in the entertainment community, onstage and behind the scenes, who are facing healthcare crises and other needs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Broadway Cares has seeded the fund with an initial $250,000 and is asking supporters to donate to the online campaign to reach a goal of $1 million by April 12. To make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

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Does Your Board Micromanage the Nonprofit?

Article | March 17, 2020

A common complaint from nonprofit staff is that the board of directors is “micromanaging.” What exactly does that mean? Why do they micromanage? Whose fault is it? What can be done to help boards do the real work they are meant to do? One might argue that everything a nonprofit does is the board’s business. However, that doesn’t mean the board must be involved in every operational detail or approve every decision that the chief executive makes. Where do you draw the line?

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Coronavirus Relief: Everything Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About the Stimulus Package

Article | March 17, 2020

If your head is spinning with all of the legislation that has been passed during the last few weeks, you’re not alone. This is our guide to help make sense of the stimulus package for nonprofits. There were three phases of relief legislation put into place in March 2020: the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, in that order.

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Helpful Resources for Nonprofit and Social Enterprises During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article | March 17, 2020

As the country adapts to the unique circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are being faced with new challenges as they continue their important work. Fortunately, there are hundreds of emergency relief funds at the global, national, and local levels, offering individual and organizational funding for basic needs, direct services, and other immediate concerns. Since Voqal cannot offer emergency funds for direct services like other funders and partners, we thought we would share a compilation of resources where organizations can find these dollars. A special thank you goes out to Voqal’s grants and fellowships program manager, Mary Coleman, for putting this list together.

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The Oregon Community Foundation

The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy.OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds, in 2015 OCF awarded more than $103 million in grants and scholarships.

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