Recent Thoughts

Devan Gagliardo
Devan Gagliardo

Kids these days aren’t like people say they are

 

Click here to read Devan’s opinion about today’s Young Philanthropists!

Julianne Buck
Julianne Buck

Scholarship tip:

It’s that time of year when high school seniors fill out scholarship applications and get asked all sorts of questions about their high school career.

TIP: Start a log freshman year and track awards, compliments from teachers, volunteer activities, leadership roles, extracurricular such as sports, band, and speech team, plus activities outside of school such as church and Scouts, and any jobs, whether they received a W-2, mowed lawns, or babysat. All of these activities bring experience beyond grades!

Devan Gagliardo
Devan Gagliardo

New – “online” and “paper fillable” grant applications!

If you are an organization wanting to apply for a grant, please click here

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Julianne Buck
Julianne Buck

What’s a “Grudge Match”??

A “Grudge Match” brings charitable dollars into Grundy County.

Click here to read more and see the drivers and charities who won!

Devan Gagliardo
Devan Gagliardo

New grants to combat ACEs

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences and how can we fix them??

Click here to read details of the new Abel Endowment grants and the nonprofits administering them!

Julianne Buck
Julianne Buck

Give local…but where to start?

Just because a national columnist gives you advice doesn’t mean it is right for you…or your community.

Click here to read why!

Julianne Buck
Julianne Buck

“Bundling” charitable gifts

Afraid your nonprofit will miss out on donations due to the new tax law?

Click here to read how to use this law update to open discussions with your donors!

Julianne Buck
Julianne Buck

A small holiday experiment

What would happen if you gave everyone cash at Thanksgiving and told them to give it away by Christmas??

Click here to learn more!