SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The following release focuses on the topic Philanthropy II
AUSTIN, Texas--Charities Planning Year-End Appeals Can Benefit from Lessons Learned Source: Convio
The following knowledgeable industry leaders and scholars from Business Wire's ExpertSource database are available to discuss topics relating to Philanthropy II
Mark Neithercut , Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors LLC
Expertise: More foundations closing their doors to boost effectiveness; Neithercut can discuss this trend and more
Profile: Mark E. Neithercut, founder of Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors in Chicago and Detroit, says that more foundations should choose "Sunset Dates" to limit the number of years they are in operation and as a result, boost effectiveness and impact. He says that the old model of perpetuity and maintaining endowments no longer works for many foundations, especially the smaller ones. Neithercut has worked for more than 20 years with family, community and private foundations and charitable individuals to create strategies for effective, rewarding philanthropy. He focuses on strategies that optimize resources and achieve desired outcomes. The firm offers a full range of philanthropy services including executive coaching, foundation management, program development, grantmaking strategy frameworks, systems audits, succession planning, personal giving plans and support for professional advisors. In all cases, his firm stresses the importance of donor intent with the belief that charitable assets have a public responsibility. NPA has experience developing innovative grantmaking programs in the areas of economic development, K-12 education, endowment building and community foundations. For example, NPA managed the design, development and launch of the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan, a $100-million, eight-year economic development project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. For the Kansas Health Foundation, NPA designed a $30-million, 10-year grantmaking initiative to strengthen and build the community foundation field in Kansas. Additional NPA clients have included the Max S. & Marjorie M. Fisher Foundation, Ruth Mott Foundation, Michigan Future Inc., Telluride Community Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and Colorado Health Foundation. Mark Neithercut also has worked with hundreds of charitable individuals and families to help them engage in more effective and rewarding philanthropy. .
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Ms. Bev Dribin, ARAMARK
Please consider using B. Dribin as resources for obtaining expert commentary on: • Large-scale company-wide employee engagement/volunteer initiatives, including: How to develop strategic programs that engage employees in company-sponsored and personal volunteer events • Employee volunteerism, skills based volunteerism • Community programs and public/private partnerships, including: How to develop, implement and manage programs and partnerships, philanthropy and product donations, in-kind donations, employee volunteerism and community response • Building employee moral, by involving employees in their local business markets help to engage them around the company, which can result in a positive business environment • Integrating community involvement and corporate social responsibility into your business and aligning with core business strategy.
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Lindsay Firestone, Taproot Foundation
Lindsay Firestone has built her career with a focus on cross-sector nonprofit capacity building. As the Senior Consultant in Taproot’s Advisory Services practice, Lindsay works with companies to engage their employees in effective pro bono service, providing consulting expertise in establishing effective in-house pro bono programs. In addition, while at the Taproot Foundation she has coauthored whitepapers on the topic of leveraging private sector skills to meet nonprofit needs, including research focusing on Human Resources needs in the nonprofit sector and the engagement of Baby Boomers in volunteer service. Prior to joining the Taproot Foundation, Lindsay was the Special Projects Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President at New Sector Alliance, a nonprofit organization that works with private sector strategy consultants to engage students in high-level strategy consulting projects for nonprofits. Lindsay holds a BA from Yale University where she wrote her senior thesis on cross-sector approaches to organizational management in the nonprofit sector. While at Yale, she interned at the Office of the President and CEO of the American Red Cross and in Global Business Practices & Corporate Social Responsibility at Colgate-Palmolive.
Research and Publications: • Charity Boost Fox News (2009) Interview with PBAT consultant Lindsay Firestone • Pro bono nonprofit work, $120 an hour Pacific Business News (2009) • The Value of Corporate Volunteerism Cone Insights (2009) • Guide released to value pro bono work Philanthropy Journal (2009) • Charities Tap Skills of Jobless Professionals SF Chronicle (2009) • From the Ranks of the Unemployed, a Flood of Volunteers NY Times (2009) • Even Pro Bono Work Requires Doing Your Homework First NY Times (2009)
Name: Lindsay Firestone
Title: Senior Consultant, Advisory Services
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