Bucking the Status Quo in Philanthropy

    By Andrea Price @aprice_1 Bucking status quo in philanthropy: Emmett Carson doesn't put limitations on his partners or tools. <Check out this 1-minute video by Dr. Emmett Carson Dr. Emmett Carson is one of the greatest philanthropic leaders of the 21st Century. His vision and insight has transformed the Silicon…

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Pass the Plate, Please

I grew up attending a small, rural A.M.E. church in the middle of the woods. Most of the congregants were family members and love abounded in this great place. Every Sunday, we took up a special collection called a Benevolent Offering. Some people gave as little as one cent, while others gave…

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Scholarship and Community Philanthropy

Scholarship is one way to bring attention to and address some of our most pressing social challenges. The University of Arkansas-Clinton School of Public Service's Center on Community ¬†Philanthropy, headed by Dr. Charlotte Williams, uses scholarship to bring attention to ways community philanthropy can be used to address these challenges. Check out…

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Community Philanthropy: A Paradigm Shift

  The words "community philanthropy" are often associated with community foundations. These foundations are typically charged with awarding nonprofit organizations within communities ¬†grant money. These organizations are then charged with being fiscally responsible and using the money for community improvement.The work of community foundations is very noble, however, what's often left out…

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