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Articles by Susan Carey Dempsey

Giving Tuesday? Yes, and…give it some thought.
November 28, 2012 – 10:07 am | No Comment
Giving Tuesday? Yes, and…give it some thought.

I join many other observers of the philanthropic community in applauding the concept of Giving Tuesday, seeking to shine as bright a light on charitable giving as we have become accustomed to seeing – endlessly …

Funders Warn J-Schools:Lag at Your Own Risk
August 9, 2012 – 8:48 am | No Comment
Funders Warn J-Schools:Lag at Your Own Risk

In a provocative open letter to America’s university presidents, six major funders have called for journalism schools to adopt the “teaching hospital” model of education, using professionals in residence as a powerful resource. The letter …

Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?
February 3, 2012 – 4:14 pm | No Comment
Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?

Among members of the philanthropic, political and healthcare sectors, a loud snap was distinctly heard today, as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation suffered a sharp case of whiplash. In a statement this …

An End to AIDS: Keep Eyes on the Prize
December 1, 2011 – 6:37 pm | No Comment
An End to AIDS: Keep Eyes on the Prize

The landscape on this World AIDS Day is an unlikely constellation formed by a diversity of players, transformative scientific research, and persistent chipping away at seemingly intractable obstacles. Appearing today at George Washington University in …

Free Seminar/Report on Public Finance Crisis for Nonprofits
October 13, 2011 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Free Seminar/Report on Public Finance Crisis for Nonprofits

Our onPhilanthropy readers are invited to a Seminar / Live Webinar – The Public Finance Crisis: Can Philanthropy Shoulder the Burden?
There is still time to register for Tuesday’s seminar and live webinar hosted by onPhilanthropy …

CGI Mobilizes Emergency Response to Horn of Africa
September 22, 2011 – 2:03 pm | No Comment
CGI Mobilizes Emergency Response to Horn of Africa

The specter of growing famine on the Horn of Africa impelled a group of humanitarian organizations and corporations to hold a joint press conference at CGI this morning to announce a multi-pronged response in the …

Growing New Models and Deeper Commitments at CGI
September 21, 2011 – 1:18 pm | One Comment
Growing New Models and Deeper Commitments at CGI

Once again, more than 1,200 movers and shakers have convened for the Clinton Global Initiative, designed by the former president to engage philanthropists, corporate leaders and heads of state – gathered in New York for …

School is Out – Now Change the World
July 13, 2011 – 11:13 am | No Comment
School is Out – Now Change the World

There was a time when summer vacations gave young people a chance to do something creative, to stretch their imaginations or see where their ambitions might lead them. That could mean anything from weaving a …

Making a Difference, One Clunker at a Time
May 20, 2011 – 1:03 pm | No Comment
Making a Difference, One Clunker at a Time

Virtually everyone has had the experience of having an old car that has finally outlived its usefulness, and poses the disposal dilemma. Is it worth trying to sell for parts, or pay someone to tow …

Building Stronger Communities out of the Rubble
May 20, 2011 – 12:42 pm | No Comment
Building Stronger Communities out of the Rubble

 

In the wake of earthquakes that have left unprecedented death and destruction in several countries, the announcement this week of  Dr. Elizabeth Hausler as the recipient of the 2011 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability was …

A Brighter Future for Women – One Stitch at a Time
May 9, 2011 – 9:22 am | No Comment
A Brighter Future for Women – One Stitch at a Time

This week, onPhilanthropy goes back to our roots, reconnecting with Tamara Backer Tepper, who led Changing Our World’s corporate social engagement division for several years. Before leaving New York for Singapore, where her husband Jason …

Hold the Chocolates – Make a Difference for Mother’s Day
May 5, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment
Hold the Chocolates – Make a Difference for Mother’s Day

In a room filled with designer-clad women balancing on Jimmy Choo stilettos, one man stood quietly to the side, talking about children who had no shoes. “When the tornados struck in Alabama,” explained Mark Shriver, …

Government and Philanthropy: Team of Rivals?
April 27, 2011 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
Government and Philanthropy: Team of Rivals?

From Egypt to Wisconsin, in the streets and on smart phones, observed Tom Watson, activists are finding their voices and finding their fellow citizens. At a panel discussion on Government and Philanthropy at NYU’s Heyman …

Philanthropic Response Evolves As Japanese Crisis Deepens
March 28, 2011 – 10:16 am | No Comment
Philanthropic Response Evolves As Japanese Crisis Deepens

It is a sad truth that the global community has experienced so many devastating humanitarian catastrophes in recent years that it has become well understood that the best way to help immediately is to donate cash …

Nonprofits Invited to Connect to New Funding Resource
March 8, 2011 – 5:29 pm | No Comment
Nonprofits Invited to Connect to New Funding Resource

A new channel has recently become available for nonprofits to streamline their search for foundation funding. Developed by the firm  Foundation Source, which provides support services for nearly 1,000 private foundations, the network is known …

Listening to the Women of Egypt
February 11, 2011 – 9:36 pm | One Comment
Listening to the Women of Egypt

It was a fortunate accident of timing that I was reading Stacy Schiff’s fascinating biography of Cleopatra at just the time that the Tahrir Square revolution was unfolding. As Schiff describes it, the Egypt of …

Gates Letter Presses Case for Polio Drive, Sustaining Aid
January 31, 2011 – 10:23 am | One Comment
Gates Letter Presses Case for Polio Drive, Sustaining Aid

In his third annual letter on Philanthropy, released this morning, Bill Gates  placed the emphasis on his commitment to the fight to eradicate polio. In recent days, Gates has lined up major partners in this …

What Does 2011 Hold for Nonprofits?
January 19, 2011 – 4:09 pm | One Comment
What Does 2011 Hold for Nonprofits?

The business of making predictions is always chancy, and many of us are reeling from the news that the daily horoscopes we’ve lived by – admit it – are based on zodiac signs that were …

Forging Past Frustration in Haiti
January 15, 2011 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

One word rings like a relentless knell through the reports of progress on the one-year anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake: frustration. In the immediate aftermath of the quake, many leaders who had been actively involved …

Aid Workers get Skype App for Refugee Hot Spots
December 6, 2010 – 7:13 pm | No Comment
Aid Workers get Skype App for Refugee Hot Spots

It’s a problem as old, you might say, as humankind: the plight of refugees seeking sustenance, protection and guidance as they flee their homes in times of crisis. From Adam and Eve on down through …

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