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Fast Forward is the Minnesota Council on Foundation’s (MCF) audio program that features conversations with big thinkers in the field of philanthropy. Through these interviews, listeners learn about the latest trends in Minnesota grantmaking, gain insights on strategies behind important philanthropic efforts, learn about new resources from their peers, and come away inspired with ideas and approaches they can take back to your organization.
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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 31, 2017

GHR Foundation and OpenIDEO choose 5 Social Innovators as winning cohort in inaugural million dollar BridgeBuilder Challenge!

Mark Guy, senior program officer at GHR Foundation, talks about how the BridgeBuilder Challenge was devised and created, what's happening with the inaugural cohort and shares some plans for future versions of the challenge.

Mark Guy is a senior program officer for GHR Foundation's global development program where he focuses on leveraging child protection interventions that strengthen families, respond to children outside of family care and drive further evidence of innovative, pro-family approaches. He also supports global and domestic early childhood development programs for Better Way Foundation.

Jul 19, 2017

 

Ms. Mariam Noland is the founding and long-time president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. She built the organization from its founding to $780 million (in 2015) assets for the southeast Michigan metropolitan region, which includes the City of Detroit. A part of her extraordinary leadership has been in working with other community foundations across Michigan to build community-based philanthropy. Ms. Noland was a leader in strategy setting for all of the community foundation related ventures over the past 30 years, and as a member and former chair of CMF’s board, a leading contributor to the development of the philanthropic community in the state.
Jul 5, 2017

Mike Ricci shares the very compelling story that made him transition from working at a wealth management firm to becoming director of professional outreach and investments at the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota. 

Mike has a dual role at CCF. As Investment Officer, Mike provides consistent stewardship of your CCF investments. He also collaborates with the Foundation’s Investment Committee to execute and maintain the long-term investment strategy needed to manage assets in perpetuity.

As Director of Professional Outreach, he spends time cultivating awareness of CCF and its work with wealth managers, accountants, bankers, and attorneys. In this capacity, he aims to broaden CCF’s reach to potential donors who wish to align their philanthropy and Catholic faith to meet the needs of the community.

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