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Broadening Perspectives: Staying Nimble, Compassionate, and Connected

Broadening Perspectives: Staying Nimble, Compassionate, and Connected

Across Central New York, the United States, and the world – 2020 has been a year defined by disruption. As we prepare for the holidays and look ahead to 2021, we need to understand what that disruption really means and how we can prepare for it. At the Gifford Foundation, we believe that the key to this lies in balancing consistency in mission with flexibility in practice.

Quick on Your Feet: Why Nonprofits Need to Adapt

Quick on Your Feet: Why Nonprofits Need to Adapt

“If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the rate of things coming at you is increasing,” says Jennifer Bonnett – President and CEO of the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute. “Our ability to be nimble is key.” The coronavirus pandemic, a rapidly changing economy, and unprecedented tech advances are just some of the disruptions that are forcing nonprofits to update their operations.

Announcing the Digital Collaboration Workshop

Announcing the Digital Collaboration Workshop

The Digital Collaboration Workshop The Gifford Foundation is working with The CNY Community Foundation, Mindflower Studio, and MXD Arts to provide a virtual workshop series and consultant services to the CNY nonprofit community. The goal is to improve board...

NTL Hosts its First 2020 Session

NTL Hosts its First 2020 Session

On Sept. 16th at 5:30 pm, a group of 21 Syracuse residents gathered in the black box theater at SALTspace on the City’s West Side. Selected from more than 70 applicants, they represent this year’s NTL cohort. This would mark the first session of a nine week course designed to prepare individuals to be effective board members and to understand the importance of diversity within nonprofit leadership.

Adopt a Senior

Adopt a Senior

This year’s graduates have not only lost out on the traditional graduation celebrations, but are entering a changing and uncertain world at a time of great crisis.

Broadening Perspectives: A Culture of Change

Broadening Perspectives: A Culture of Change

Everywhere I go I hear people talking about how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing our culture. From live music to sports, remote offices to greeting people with a handshake – people are wondering…

The I-81 Project is a Civil Rights Issue

The I-81 Project is a Civil Rights Issue

One issue that the NYCLU has been heavily involved with is the debate surrounding the rebuilding and redesign of Syracuse’s I-81 overpass. CNY Chapter Director Yusuf Abdul-Qadir…

The Center: Building Collaboration Among Activists

The Center: Building Collaboration Among Activists

The Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice is an unusual type of nonprofit. Rather than lobbying for policy change or delivering services directly to the public, they focus on providing a home for other organizations in Syracuse.

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