Of People, Philanthropy and Fun

A CKCF Team Blog

Subject to Change

Subject to Change What a week it has been in the nonprofit world. Is your head spinning like mine? Some of you faced tough service delivery decisions, revenue issues that are already hitting, the safety of volunteers and staff and, ultimately, so many unknowns. With information changing … [Read more...]

Nonprofits Support the Community; Let’s Support Nonprofits

Nonprofits Support the Community; Let’s Support Nonprofits To say the past week has been a strange and challenging in the nonprofit world would be an understatement. It has been a strange and challenging for everyone, and nonprofit organizations aren’t immune from these experiences. Many … [Read more...]

The Tale of the Tape

In most any sport, performance indicators can be gathered from statistics. The NFL Combine tests each athlete in the 40-yard dash, baseball and softball players are timed on how fast they can reach first base, and track athletes are measured against other each in tryouts. We believe an athlete’s … [Read more...]

Scholarship Central provides unmatched opportunity

Scholarship Central provides unmatched opportunity Opportunity. It was a word we heard over and over again at our first Scholarship Central Workshop. Students, accompanied by parents, work on their Scholarship Central applications Jan. 21 at our Scholarship Central Workshop at the Home of … [Read more...]

Play the day away

Today the phone rang. A lot. People came through the door. All the time. And the emails kept coming. So many good things and good ideas. But I could not keep up. It is 3:45 and I have not even touched my list of tasks that are supposed to be done today. As I started to succumb to my … [Read more...]

Finding philanthropy through tragedy

A person recently told me, “You’re invaluable.” Although I don’t feel like I am, she made me feel it was so. The crazy thing is, she had had just moved me to tears with her story of triumph and impact through tragedy. We often showcase examples of philanthropy’s impact through a series we’ve … [Read more...]

A Decade of Enhancing the Community

The end of the year seems to trigger all the Top Lists of the year. This year is even more significant with the turning of the decade. It’s hard to see some of these lists without thinking about how the decade has changed for the foundation, and I use the word foundation intentionally. For … [Read more...]

Consider benefits to year-end giving

We regularly work with local partners in several areas to carry out the philanthropic work of our community. From generous donors and financial advisors, to educators and nonprofit organizations, we couldn’t do our work without them. Sometimes one of our partners is the best person to speak about … [Read more...]

Investing in our community’s future through financial literacy

We regularly work with local partners in a number of areas to carry out the philanthropic work of our community. From generous donors and financial advisors, to educators and nonprofit organizations, we couldn’t do our work without them. Sometimes one of our partners is the best person to speak … [Read more...]

Lessons From Giving

Lessons From Giving As part of Community Foundation week, our CKCF staff, board and friends of the foundation went out in the community to do some volunteering. It sounded like a good idea a month ago when we planned it. But when today came it was just one of those days. And then someone came by … [Read more...]