Philanthropy WV Monthly Blog

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Plan the Work and Work the Plan

Plan the Work and Work the Plan

Meaningful Action that Leverages & Leads: My family, teachers, and mentors always told me to successfully make things happen it is critical to “Plan the Work and Work the Plan”. When issues, situations, or needs changed, adjust accordingly. Philanthropy WV is two years into implementing our new strategic plan, “MEANINGFUL ACTION: Learning, Leveraging, & Leading 2017-2020”. […]

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Progress & Impact, It’s a Mindset!

Progress & Impact, It’s a Mindset!

What does an Olympic gold medalist, a mindset, and problem solving have in common? You need not look any further than Virginia “Ginny” Thrasher, WVU biomedical engineering student and the first winner of a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in her recent TEDx WVU Talk. Thanks to a mentor and colleague who […]

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Give2WV Day 2018: Investing in Our Communities!

Give2WV Day 2018: Investing in Our Communities!

Welcome to 2018 Give2WV Day:   Loving and investing in our citizens, communities and state to improve the quality of life is at the heart of #Give2WVDay. The 2018 Give2WV Day is for community foundations partnering with local nonprofits as a 24 Hour giving campaign on May 1, 2018 which includes the following communities and campaigns (click on graphics):     To […]

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Beyond Flip Charts & Folders: Philanthropy’s Impact

Beyond Flip Charts & Folders: Philanthropy’s Impact

As you might know, 2018 marks Philanthropy West Virginia’s 25thAnniversary.  With this year, we want to tell yourstory and the impact you are making through your grantmaking, partnerships, and improving our communities and state.  Our members and peers learn so much when we tell what we are doing as they duplicate programs and projects, model […]

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Impacts of Tax Reform on WV Foundations & Nonprofits!

Impacts of Tax Reform on WV Foundations & Nonprofits!

What opportunities and challenges does the Federal Tax Reform present? While the dust is settling right now, the passage of the Tax Reform legislation by Congress will have some positive and negative impacts for philanthropy and nonprofits.  Here are some initial results as they are made available and some recommendations to your community, public grantmaking foundation, and […]

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Honoring a West Virginia Legend

Honoring a West Virginia Legend

UPDATE:  I have received details on the plans for Susan Landis’ funeral. It will be this Wednesday, July 19th – 1 PM at the Beckley Presbyterian Church, 203 So. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.  As I have received requests from folks, I also wanted to share plans for memorial contributions for Susan.  Gifts in memory of Susan Stevenson Landis can be made to the Beckley Area Foundation, 129 Main St […]

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Give2WV Day 2018: Investing in Our Communities!

Give2WV Day 2018: Investing in Our Communities!

Welcome to 2018 Give2WV Day:   Loving and investing in our citizens, communities and state to improve the quality of life is at the heart of #Give2WVDay. The 2018 Give2WV Day is for community foundations partnering with local nonprofits as a 24 Hour giving campaign on May 1, 2018 which includes the following communities and campaigns (click on graphics):                          To learn […]

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What’s Next?: 5 Steps to mobilize the Collaborative Advantage

What’s Next?: 5 Steps to mobilize the Collaborative Advantage

It has been a divisive series of weeks and months with this year’s election. No matter what is your side of the political spectrum our environment is constantly changing. This year’s election is another example of the importance of staying engaged with our local, state, and federal government officials. As philanthropy and the civic sector, […]

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