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Philanthropic engagement

Meet Our Summer Intern

I’m Madison Scagnetti, the Fund’s summer communications and development intern. The work I’ll be assisting with perfectly corresponds with my fields of study. I’m entering my junior year at Cleveland State University, double majoring in promotional communication and urban studies. This fall, I will apply for the BA+MPA program, which, upon acceptance, would allow me to begin graduate coursework. By doing so, I will complete my BA and Master of Public Administration in five years rather than in six.

Putting Collaboration on the Map

Our members constitute one of the most robust civic leadership networks in Northeast Ohio—a network that crosses sector and geographic boundaries, and extends beyond individual organizations to touch many, many more. Need proof? Look no further than our 2015 Annual Report and Network Map (suitable for framing!).

Conexus: Addressing the Job Preparation Question

While there is no easy answer to the question, "What can we do to make sure companies have the talent they need to succeed?"; Summit County leaders are committed to building one through Conexus.  

Change Demands More Than Programmatic Grants

Chris Thompson, Fund director of regional engagement, and Jeffrey M. Glebocki, CEO of Strategy + Action/Philanthropy, make a case for going beyond programmatic grants in this post on Exponent Philanthropy's blog.

My Summer Working for the Fund

One of the coolest aspects of working as an intern for the Fund for Our Economic Future has been the numerous opportunities to gain up-close and personal insight into not only the philanthropic organizations working to promote Growth & Opportunity in Northeast Ohio, but also the innovative companies and collectives driving economic competitiveness in the region. 

Growth & Opportunity (Emphasis on the Ampersand)

In Growth & Opportunity, the emphasis is on the ampersand. "That's the special part--and the most challenging," writes Jeff Linton, senior vice president of corporate communications and community relations at Forest City Enterprises, a member of the Fund, in this blog post for CEOs for Cities

Attention Cross-Sector Collaboration Champions: Are We Forgetting the Public Sector?

The Intersector Project Executive Director Neil Britto asked a provocative question recently in RouteFiftyAre those of us who seek to improve cross-sector collaboration in the United States to improve public welfare forgetting what could be our most important client — the public sector? Our Chris Thompson, director of regional engagement, responds with his own observations on engaging the public sector in cross-sector collaborations here

Better Together

Our new chair, Brian Frederick, shares his thoughts on what it means to be a part of the Fund and why he is so invigorated by what the future holds. 

A Reimagining of Philanthropy's Role

Dr. John Patrick Bailey, director of the Foundation Center-Cleveland, gives an outside perspective on our Fund's role in "reimagining philanthropic engagement" in Northeast Ohio. This post originally appeared on the Foundation Center-Cleveland's blog. It is reproduced in its entirety here.

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