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Why has the job of raising funds and securing grants for nonprofits become more challenging in recent years?
What can we do to improve the outcomes associated with the most challenging issues we now face in the United States?
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Presentations on the following topics:
- The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy Empathy and efficacy or the seduction of certainty
- What have we learned about literacy
- Privatization of the common wealth
- The other side of donor-advised funds
- Philanthropy, Poverty and Policy
- Deconstructing the creation of poverty
- What is brain based learning?
- Real life, data and creating solutions
- Educational results
- Digital learning and literacy
- Educational challenge - Part 1
- Educational challenge - Part 2
- Educational leadership
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Marlene Resnick Simons, M.A.
Ms. Simons has always been driven by the dual forces of creative inspiration and the need to do work that is relevant and actionable. During the last decade, she began to notice changes in philanthropy that create additional hurdles for nonprofits in the area of grants, as well as in the recruitment of individual gifts. She began to investigate and write about those changes. Her presentations provide an overview of what is happening in the financial sector that has deep implications for fundraisers.
With more than 25 years of experience in creating, leading and raising funds for many organizations, she also built and sold an import company, created a solar product that received an award by The Boston Patent Law Association as The Most Innovative Invention of the year and published If Only They Came with Instructions, A Guide for Parents, promoted by Healthy Families America. She also taught in the College of Education at the University of South Florida for eight years.
Sometimes ideas overwhelm me; not to the point where I forget about food or sleep, of course. That is an unlikely scenario for me. However, when an idea presents itself as a…
November 5, 2019
By Marlene Resnick Simons, M.A. Over the course of the last thirty years, large commercial, financial institutions such as Fidelity and Schwab have created charities, legally…
March 4, 2019
Beware, the Algorithms are Watching You Most of us who are creative types see ourselves as individuals of independent thought, able to see through many layers of mystical…
January 19, 2019
By Marlene Resnick Simons There are a multitude of books, articles and “how to” videos on getting bigger gifts, getting more gifts, getting your organization listed in the wills…
January 7, 2019
For Donors, Fundraisers and Tax-Payers There are many books, classes, seminars and lunch-time discussions about ethics for fundraisers in dealing with donors. I have seen far…
December 14, 2018
Donella Meadows, a well- known systems analyst, for whom an institute at Dartmouth College was named, wrote these words in a manuscript of her unpublished book, interrupted by…
October 30, 2018
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The Other Side of Donor-Advised Funds
The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy. What you need to know as a donor, fundraiser, beneficiary or taxpayer.
PHILANTHROPY: WHAT DONORS, FUNDRAISERS AND TAXPAYERS NEED TO KNOW
The landscape of philanthropy has seen dramatic and negative impact on non-profits and their beneficiaries. Listen to Marlene talk about this during an interview by clicking the link below.
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