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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Facebook and Philanthropy

While we nonprofit professionals await the latest developments with Jumo, the oft-hyped “Facebook for Nonprofits,” the social networking giant itself is releasing a few changes that could prove to be instrumental for advancing the causes of philanthropic institutions. When a Facebook user donates to a cause or posts a video about a cause of their…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Planting Roots of Youth Philanthropy

This past Sunday, a group of 20 teens involved in ACCESS ACTS (Active Community Teen Service), a youth community service project sponsored by ACCESS, gathered to launch the Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s own Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI). Together, they formed TGI’s mission statement  “to make a difference in our community through grantmaking and community…

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What is the Future of Foundations?

As much as community foundations are focused on investing in the future, this objective cannot be accomplished if there is no future for the foundation. Emmett Carson, the CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and a national leader in thinking strategically about the role of community foundations, delivered an intriguing speech at this year’s…

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Sustained Strategic Giving

The Carnegie Corporation of New York is currently celebrating a “Century of Philanthropy.” Read more about Andrew Carnegie, the man who inspired a century of strategic philanthropy, at the American Libraries Magazine or watch the Carnegie Corporation’s video on Vimeo. Scottish immigrant Andrew Carnegie pioneered the ideas of strategic philanthropy and grantmaking as an investment…

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Muslim Philanthropy, Post 9/11

Both NPR’s Marketplace and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) have released reports on trends in Muslim charitable giving during the 10 years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In the past decade, Muslim charities have seen a decrease in charitable contributions due in part to donor’s fears that charities they wish to support…

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