While I don’t necessarily agree with all of Rip Rapson’s comments about philanthropy support, he has raised questions we all need to think about.A Message from the Kresge Foundation President, Rip RapsonWhat’s next: Philanthropy in an age of government retrenchment: from remarks at the Memphis Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence and the Minnesota Council of NonprofitsIt is a pleasure to be here. It has been uplifting to learn more about the work you do daily to enable the region’s nonprofit sector to maintain the reach and quality of its services as we struggle with the continuing aftershocks of the worst recession since the 1930s and the onset of a period of budgetary constraints the severity of which we haven’t seen for a generation.I’d like to use my time this morning to discuss three things:• First, how the economic downturn has affected the nonprofit landscape;• Second, what changes are underway at Kresge; and• Third, how Kresge’s changes may reflect the broader field of philanthropy’s approaches going forward.To read the full article, please click here:
The Most Influential ‘Living Person’ in Philanthropy
Robert F. Hartsook Receives Honorary Doctorate of Business
Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Bob Hartsook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Plymouth University in Plymouth, England. The University described Bob as: “arguably the most influential living person improving the philanthropic donor experience.” Such global affirmation appropriately recognizes Bob and uniquely distinguishes Hartsook as the world’s fundraising counsel.”
Plymouth University honors individuals who have achieved great distinction in their professional lives and who have made contributions to society at large. In recognizing Bob Hartsook’s impressive achievements, the University has highlighted his service to the field of philanthropy, his promotion of academic study and research and his personal commitment to growing philanthropy around the world. Go here to learn more and view videos from this event.
Pictured: Karin Cox, Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer; Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience; Bob Hartsook; Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising at Plymouth University and the Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Matthew J. Beem, Hartsook President and CEO.