What We’re Reading on Members’ Blogs
More OGF member foundations are creating blogs to share ideas and news; today I share a few that I’ve read recently.
Arts & Ideas, Kathleen Cerveny, The Cleveland Foundation
The title of the post, Arts Reformation 2.0, gives a hint about the topic, the relevance of the arts in a world dramatically changed by technology. In addition to referring to an op-ed piece she wrote for the Plain Dealer earlier this year, Kathleen sends the reader to a video presentation by Ben Cameron. She describes Cameron, who is the program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Foundation, as “one of the arts sector’s preeminent thought leaders – and a great wit to boot.”
Foundation Blog, Melinda Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Melinda Gates celebrates America’s community colleges and their students and discusses a recent meeting she had at the White House on the topic.
In Other Words, Kelly Firesheets, The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
Kelly applies recessionista (a blend of the words “fashionista” and “recession,” a recessionista is a person who strives to remain fashionable on a minimal budget) to professional development in the nonprofit sector. As she says, “In the past few months, I’ve talked to a lot of people and organizations that have come up with some outstandingly creative (and cheap!) ways to provide professional development opportunities. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites.”
These are just a few of our members’ blogs; read more on the blogroll on our website and let’s talk.