Akonadi in the Press

12 local women inducted to Hall of Fame

Twelve Bay Area women will be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday Mar. 19, 12:30 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave.

Gutsy Grantmaking for Grassroots Organizations

By Dana Textoris & Matt Carter | January 2016
Grassroots Fundraising Journal

SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS can be in a tough spot when it comes to getting grant funding. Grants for advocacy work and general operating support can be difficult to find, making it tempting to chase grants for “fundable” projects support that veer away from core mission. Perhaps a much-needed grant is awarded— but only with uncomfortable strings attached. Or an organization without a grants track record might simply not know where or how to get started.

Prop. 47 will keep youths on right path


California’s foundations are ready to help in the criminal and juvenile justice reform that will reduce the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

Seven Challenges for Philanthropy in the Wake of Ferguson

By RICK COHEN | September 24, 2014

As the events of Ferguson fade from the headlines, replaced by the crisis in the Middle East and elsewhere, foundations and nonprofits are grappling with what they ought to have done in response to the killing of an unarmed black teenager in the streets of this small suburb of St. Louis. The answers are hardly simple and discrete.