Category: Philanthropy

Oct
11

Unleashing Philanthropic Potential through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 11:48am

Philanthropic leaders from around the region embraced the potential for greater donor diversity at the South Sound Philanthropy Summit in September. Hosted by two volunteer-led organizations, AFP South Sound and South Sound Planned Giving Council, the Summit brought together development professionals, allied professionals, professional advisers, and philanthropists for a day of education and networking.   > Continue Reading

Oct
11

Health Care Careers Pathway Opens for Tacoma Students

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Strengthening Pierce County,Uncategorized - Posted @ 10:31am

Lois Bernstein is always looking for ways to connect her community to healthcare resources.  As Chief Community Executive with Multicare Health System, she oversees programs such as the Center for Healthy Living, Adult Day Health, New Adventures Children’s Center and Tree House. Over the past few years, she developed partnerships within the community to connect Tacoma students > Continue Reading

Sep
7

Local Nonprofits Respond to Immigrant and Refugee Needs

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 5:35pm

  Back in July, GTCF issued three responsive grants to provide immediate resources for legal services and ongoing individual supports for local immigrants.  Tacoma Community House, Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, and the City of Tacoma Deportation Defense Fund, which has contracted with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to act as a service provider, all received grants. Over > Continue Reading

Jul
11

GTCF Planned Giving Webinar Series Provides Valuable Insights for Local Nonprofits

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 3:30pm

  Planned giving can be a key source of sustainable funding for charities and nonprofits, but developing a strategy to pursue and maintain planned gifts can be challenging.  It’s critical to start with an understanding of what motivates donors to make planned gifts, as well as a knowledge of the variety of  vehicles donors can > Continue Reading

Jun
7

Evaluating Organizational Approaches to Diversity

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 2:29pm

As community and nonprofit organizations work to build a stronger community, examining internal structures and policies for bias and institutional barriers to inclusion is an important step. In its commitment to ongoing professional development and organizational equity, GTCF has been gathering tools which support evaluation and transformation. Here are a few articles that we’ve been reading > Continue Reading

Jun
5

Asking Questions Inspires Generosity Across Generations

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 10:59am

From classic poetry to rock songs to Internet memes, people have complained about the generational divide for a long time. When it comes to philanthropy and community building, however, there is a lot at stake for generations to work and talk together. GTCF explored the challenges and opportunities around fostering generosity across generations through two > Continue Reading

Mar
16

Gathering Tools at The People’s Gathering

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 5:06pm

As part of our commitment to ongoing professional development, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation staff participated in The People’s Gathering at Pacific Lutheran University this week. We joined with more than 300 professionals from state agencies, education, and nonprofits to engage in frank and open dialogue about race and racial disparities present in work, school, and > Continue Reading

Mar
8

Annual Grants Provide A Wealth of Stories

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 10:51am

Many of us have annual traditions, meaningful things we do at the same time every year. Here at GTCF, annual grants are a time when we celebrate giving that spans generations.  Every February we send out annual grants, a majority of which are endowed funds donors have established with GTCF in order to provide ongoing > Continue Reading

Jun
6

Creating Legacy, Impact and Income with Charitable Giving

Filed Under: General,Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 8:39pm

I read this quote about four years ago, close to the time I joined the Board of Directors of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Having been a member of the GTCF Vibrant Community Grants committee before then, I had first-hand experience how challenging many giving decisions are.The mission of the GTCF is noble and much good work has been done to benefit our community. But it is not always easy to determine exactly how much to give or how to best put charitable dollars to work.

Feb
26

Desmond Tutu Provides Insight on Financial Planning & Community

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 1:13am

When Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu visited Tacoma, he spoke to the crowd about Ubuntu. He said that it was the idea that “my humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours.” I can’t think of another institution in our community that better personifies the belief in Ubuntu than the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.