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The turn of the calendar to a new year inevitably brings a slew of predictions for what the new year will hold. The philanthropy and nonprofit sectors aren’t immune to the pull of the prognosticating pundit. In the past 30 days, I’ve read these pieces (in…
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Think you can keep up with +Leah Lizarondo  412 Food Rescue works to significantly reduce food going to waste, when it can feed and nourish the hungry. They're seeking a Volunteer and Engagement Manager to develop, support and oversee all strategies that will mobilize and engage a corps of dedicated, passionate volunteers.  http://jobs.nonprofittalent.com/job/volunteer-and-engagement-manager-2/ 
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Good thinking from Andy Carroll at Exponent "By banning passion, by burying the heart, we may be undermining our ability to transform giving into changemaking." http://philanthrofiles.org/2015/11/16/is-playing-it-cool-holding-us-back-in-philanthropy/
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Had fun facilitating the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance's Family Philanthropy Symposium last week
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Philanthropy Bookshelf Additions - recommended reads

When I returned to consulting, I thought I’d have more time to blog. As the first few months have unfolded, that didn’t happen. Instead, two big projects consumed my reading, research, and creative energies. You might find some of the books useful…
When I returned to consulting, I thought I’d have more time to blog. As the first few months have unfolded, that didn’t happen. Instead, two big projects consumed my reading, research, and creative...
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Share Your Voice in the Trends in Family Philanthropy Survey #familygiving #trendsresearch

How do philanthropic families involve younger generations in giving? How do those families think about strategy, impact, and legacy? How are they using staff, advisors, and services such as Donor-Advised Funds? Which financial and volunteer roles are…
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All of us walk around with default lenses through which we view the world. The lenses are created through our experiences and relationships, the communities and cultures in which we’re raised, and more. When we’re at our best, we’re able to separate when…
All of us walk around with default lenses through which we view the world. The lenses are created through our experiences and relationships, the communities and cultures in which we’re raised, and ...
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NCFP is dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them, providing the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving.
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Inviting Your Feedback! Hey there – The National Center for Family Philanthropy and I are asking for your thoughts on risk in philanthropy. For donors and grantmakers: What type of risk most concerns your board and staff? When does philanthropy feel most…
Inviting Your Feedback! Hey there – The National Center for Family Philanthropy and I are asking for your thoughts on risk in philanthropy. For donors and grantmakers: What type of risk most concer...
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New blog post: #Philanthropy that trusts the people, no (or few) strings attached

It would be easy to believe that most grantmaking is complex, even to believe it should be complex. Read the philanthropy news sources. Funders are praised for their wall-sized strategy maps, multi-year evaluation projects, and drive for scientific…
It would be easy to believe that most grantmaking is complex, even to believe it should be complex. Read the philanthropy news sources. Funders are praised for their wall-sized strategy maps, multi...
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Signals From the Future (part 3): Tools and Strategies

When I’m asked to speak, I describe myself in three roles – philanthropist, philanthropoid, and philanthropy geek. The more practice I have in living out each of those roles, the more I find myself returning to three core beliefs: Philanthropy – voluntary…
When I’m asked to speak, I describe myself in three roles – philanthropist, philanthropoid, and philanthropy geek. The more practice I have in living out each of those roles, the more I find myself...
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“Philanthropy has begun to use the accountability movement to establish a norm for what sound…

“Philanthropy has begun to use the accountability movement to establish a norm for what sound philanthropic investments should look like. This is where serious harm can occur….Accountability, in the end, is about defining the minimum level of acceptable…
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  • Tony Macklin Consulting
    At-Large Pro, 2008 - present
    Philanthropist, philanthropoid, philanthropy geek working at the intersection of meaningful giving and community results. I primarily serve donor families and donor groups, grantmakers, and the associations and advisors that serve them.
  • Roy A. Hunt Foundation
    Executive Director, 2011 - 2015
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation
    various roles, ending as AVP, 1996 - 2008
  • Indiana Department of Commerce
    low-level bureaucrat, 1989 - 1995
  • Macklin's Clothing
    Haberdasher's son, 1981 - 1989
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Philanthopist, Philanthropoid, Philanthropy Geek, Musician, Homebrewer.
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  • Manchester College
    B.A., 1985 - 1989
  • Butler University
    M.M., 1991 - 1995
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UberConference - Conferencing
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Stress-free conference calls. Never need a PIN. Never ask “who just joined” or “who said that?” ★ Winner TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012 ★For mos

NCFP - Avoiding avoidance: Addressing and managing conflict in family ph...
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NCFP is dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them, providing the resources, expertise and support families nee

How to Invent the Future
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The ideas industry needs to stop monkeying around.

The Most Daring, Fraudulent, Incredible Crowdfunding Campaigns Online No...
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Meet the worlds fastest got tub and Furbys slightly less evil cousin, among others.

Pittsburgh nonprofit lures expert from Youngstown
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Youngstown's population will take another hit when Presley Gillespie and his family move to Pittsburgh this spring. The 47-year-old founding

Can Food Trucks Help Solve Pittsburgh's Food Desert Dilemma?
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Food trucks are commonplace in cities such as Los Angeles or New York, but Pittsburgh has had a hard time embracing the mobile eateries. All

Social Giving: Emerging Trends in Philanthropy, Grant Managers Netw...
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SOCIAL GIVING: EMERGING TRENDS IN PHILANTHROPY @Pg33k on Twitter

Starting with 'Yes" or Getting to "Yes" - Wise Philanthropy
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About 25 years ago, the results of a Harvard research project on negotiation techniques were published, in a non-academic format,...

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track
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Everyone knows good meeting practice -- but few actually follow it.

I'm Pulling Through and It's Because of You
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I'm sitting here at the dining room table listening to Diana Krall as I type this; hence the title of this post. Well, that and the fact tha

Google Apps Device Policy
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***THIS APP IS FOR GOOGLE APPS FOR BUSINESS, EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT USERS ONLY***Google Apps Device Policy makes your Android device more

PHILANTHROPY 2173: Crowdfunding and philanthropy
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(Photo from http://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/crowdfunding-industry-trends-and-statistics-infographic/25662) If these numbers are even