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Featured Guest: Carol Tappenden
Carol is a development practitioner dedicated to working with institutions that channel sustainable resources towards the world’s most pressing problems, especially on the African continent.
South African born and raised, Carol has over 14 years experience in philanthropy, CSR, impact investment, non-profit management, and fundraising. Through her work with non-profits,international devleopment agencies and multi-national corporations, as well as through speaking engagements across the globe, she has established a far reaching international network in Africa, the US, Europe, the UK, Central and South America, Australia and Asia.
Key Highlights will include: due diligence in high risk countries; Africa's growing economy (and key areas); the Africa network & Shared Value services
Alex Dixon, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Diaspora Investment Alliance, will be joining Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, on the CAF America Radio Network show to discuss the role of HNWI within the context of diaspora philanthropy. Drawing upon Alex’s experience in both the banking and nonprofit sectors, the show will highlight the impact that diaspora communities can have with their philanthropic efforts and how they can give abroad in an easy and effective manner.
The New ED Regulations & their Impact on International Philanthropy
On September 25, 2015 the IRS and US Department of Treasury issued the final regulations concerning equivalency determination standards long awaited by the philanthropic community. Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, discusses the potential challenges and opportunities created by these finalized regulations titled, Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations, with Elizabeth Kingsley J.D., A at Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg, LLP.
As an expert in the field of international and domestic grantmaking regulations, specifically IRS and Department of Treasury rules, Elizabeth (Beth) Kingsley will explore in depth what these final regulations entail and how they will impact the philanthropic community. .
The show will explore:
The finalized regulations and their content
The impact these regulations will have on CAF America and the larger field of international grantmaking
Any challenges or opportunities that have arisen due to the regulations
How these regulations will impact U.S.donors
Since 2005, Linda Kelly has served as president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, and one of the oldest and largest of the approximately 700 community foundations in the country. Established in 1925, and now with more than 1,000 funds, the Hartford Foundation ended 2014 with approximately $930 million in endowment assets, and made 1,997 grants totaling $32.5 million over the course of the year.
Linda Kelly is also a board member of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the MetroHartford Alliance (Hartford’s Chamber of Commerce and the region’s economic development leader) and is past chair of the Connecticut Network of Community Foundations. She recently served on the Audit Committee and Community Foundation Leadership Team at the Council on Foundations, a national association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. She has spent decades serving a variety of nonprofit and civic organizations in the Greater Hartford area, often in a leadership position.
Theresa Wukusick, excuetive dircetor of the Health Path Foundation of Ohio joins Kim Cutlip to discuse Collaborative Grantmaking for the Betterment of the Community.
The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio) - was established in 1999 as a supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF). The HPF-Ohio is not affiliated with Anthem Insurance Company.
HPF-Ohio was formed through a voluntary agreement between the State of Ohio, Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. (Anthem), and Anthem's subsidiary, Community Insurance Company (CIC). A 1995 merger brought the nonprofit CIC under the control of Anthem, a for-profit corporation. The voluntary agreement provided for the preservation of CIC's historically "charitable and benevolent" assets. http://www.healthpathohio.org
Featured Guest: Elizabeth W. Sobhani, CAF America's Asia-Pacific Advisor Network Coordinator.
China's economic growth is leading to vast transformations in China including their philanthropy. Elizabeth talks about current trends and offers insight to recent research on the China's giving habits.
Ted Hart, host of the CAF America Radio Network and CEO of CAF America, will be bringing together leaders in philanthropy to discuss the INSPIRATION, EDUCATION and APPLICATION of international grantmaking. Our show will feature two of CAF America’s distinguished panelists from the International Grantmaking Symposium:
.The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
Heather Grady, Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, will discuss the role and importance of the Post- 2015 Sustainable Development Goals in international grantmaking and the role that philanthropy plays in civil society. Heather has been tackling community-level and policy challenges firsthand in East Asia, Africa and the Middle East during two decades of development and human rights work.
International Diaspora Giving
Alexander Dixon, Senior Director of The Diaspora Investment Alliance, will discuss the current state of diaspora giving internationally and the crucial role that diaspora giving plays in international philanthropy. He most recently served as the Senior Advisor to USAID, where he assisted USAID’s missions and private investors with investment structuring and negotiations related to Power Africa.
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He lectures around the world but now is here for you. From the latest in charity news, technology, fundraising and social networking, Ted Hart and his guests help you maneuver through this economic downturn in the charitable sector to greater levels of efficiency and fundraising success.
Experts: Susan Schaefer, Principal, Resource Partners LLC and Bob Wittig, Executive Director, Jovid Foundation
Susan is a consultant, writer, and speaker. Her practical approach to fundraising and board development has made her a frequent presenter at conferences and in classrooms, including a course she teaches at Johns Hopkins University. In 2001, Susan founded Resource Partners LLC (www.ResourcePartnersOnline.com), which provides professional, ethical, and collaborative fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations. Among the books she has edited is The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook.
Since 2002, Bob has been executive director of the Jovid Foundation in Washington, DC. In addition to grantmaking, he has hosted a monthly "Lunch Club" for grantee ED's and a "Breakfast Club" for grantee board members. He also helped spearhead the effort to develop a co-location of organizations, The Work Place DC (workplacedc.org) , and the development of a shared database system, HIRE DC, to be used by small workforce development organizations to track participant achievements and report collective impact.
Patrick Gaston is President of the Western Union Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Western Union Company. In this position, he is responsible for the development of a global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Philanthropic strategy with impact throughout the globe. Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation has committed more than $86.9 million in grants and other giving to more than 2,627 nongovernmental organizations in more than 130 countries and territories, through a variety of grantmaking programs including:
Business Partner Engagements, enabling Western Union employees, Agents and others to pool funds for greater social and economic impact
Education, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy and Economic development
Corporate/Community Employee Engagement
Before joining the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Patrick Gaston was President of the Verizon Foundation, one of the 15 largest corporate foundations in America, overseeing an annual budget of $75 million and a corpus of approximately $600 million. He was responsible for philanthropic strategy, grant making and initiatives in the foundation's areas of education and literacy, family safety and health and employee volunteerism.
Patrick also serves on a number of national non-profit boards including the NAACP Board of Trustees, Intersections International, America's Charities, and The World Institute on Disability's Center on Economic Growth.
Patrick was raised in Haiti, Montreal, Canada and Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. in management from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. Additionally, he earned an International Certificate in Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Reims, France.
This episode features CAF America CEO Ted Hart interviewing Nina Vellayan, CEO & President of FrontStream Payments regarding the first of its kind Global Online Employee Giving Solution for Corporations and Employers throughout the United States.
Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) and FrontStream Holdings, LLC (dba FrontStream Payments) have announced a partnership that will expand CAF America’s offerings to include an employee giving component and will enhance FrontStream’s ability to disburse donations to CAF America's database of over 181,000 international charities, in addition to FrontStream's database of over 1.5 million charities in the U.S.
This unique partnership provides corporations the ability to run workplace giving campaigns that will benefit BOTH domestic (USA) and global (International) charities.
FrontStream and CAF America are committed to ensuring that all supported organizations comply with U.S. rules and regulations and adhere to international grantmaking ‘best practices’ (including compliance with IRS regulations; anti-terrorist, FCPA and Patriot Act requirements).Listen to this podcast to learn more about CAF America and FrontStream’s joint efforts.
For more information about CAF America, go to: www.CAFAmerica.org
To learn more about FrontStream, go to: www.frontstreampayments.com/about-us/
Ron’s thirty year involvement in social change philanthropy was incubated in the crucible of southern civil rights struggles during his youth in Columbus, Georgia and college anti-war activism in the Mid-West. His work for the Catholic Church at the Diocesan and National levels began his career in community based social change, and led to his involvement in philanthropy. This new focus saw him exercise leadership at every level within the field of grantmaking. Since starting Building Utopia Consulting, LLC in 2004, the majority of Ron’s work has focused on promoting and evaluating bottom-up strategies involving community engagement and ending in policy and institutional change. His experience with foundations has led to a strong understanding of community organizing and a variety of community-based economic development strategies.
Ron recently served as interim director for Southern Partners Fund, a regional fund governed by and for rural community organizations.
His professional and consulting work with and for grantmakers has encompassed the full variety of foundations: private, religious grantmakers, family foundations, individual donors, and public charities. His twenty-five years of work in foundations have included positions as program officer, senior program officer, program director, executive director and board trustee. Since 2004, through his consulting services, he has assisted foundations and funding “collaboratives”, with program planning, evaluations, organizational and leadership development, board training, and a variety of other personalized services.
Ron holds an M.A in Comparative Religion, from Miami University, Ohio, and has graduate work in Administrative Leadership at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Ron is married with two adult children, is an adventurous eater and a lover of the performing arts.
On this episode, our CEO Ted Hart will discuss corporate giving, including insights on international giving, in the context of CECP's new report, Giving Around the Globe. Featured on the show will be Carmen Perez, CECP's Manager of Measurements & Standards.
Carmen leads the organization’s global research, including implementing the Global Guide reporting standard and authoring the publication Giving Around the Globe. Carmen was instrumental in the creation of the new standard published in the Global Guide to What Counts, released in June 2011. She also manages CECP’s engagement with international stakeholders and leads CECP’s customized benchmarking services, an exclusive benefit to CECP companies.
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