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“The Flow of Community Investment” and Louisville’s culture of giving
Louisville skylineSubscribers to Louisville Business First may have seen a guest comment published on August 9 by Jeana Dunlap (a community investment specialist at the Louisville Coordinated Community Investment Project), Ben Reno-Weber (director of the Greater Louisville Project), and me. (The article is behind a paywall.) In it, we dissect the results of the Greater Louisville Project’s recently released competitive city report, “The Flow of Community Investment” – focusing on the generosity of local high-income donors compared to donors in our peer cities.At 3.5%, our giving local rate ranks 16th out of 17. To rectify that, we make a modest proposal to boost that level to at least the multi-city average, 4.5%, with a stretch goal of 5.02%. The latter level of giving would unleash another $115 million annually – which could vastly improve nonprofits’ ability to address the vortex of social challenges we now face.

The three of us will be addressing this theme in more detail this Friday, August 14, at 9 AM in a free webinar. We hope you’ll sign up and join us.
Wednesday Webinar: Work from Home, Back at Work, and In Between – What Employers Need to Consider Now
4-way Zoom“Going back to work” can mean many different things in our current pandemic environment. Some may continue to work from home (WFH), some are already back in an office, and others are doing a hybrid. Whatever your work situation, there is a lot to consider as we navigate a pandemic that we can’t seem to shake off. Join Jennifer Wheatley and Amy Olds at 9:00 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12, as they discuss WFH considerations, “return to the office” discussions, and “in-between” issues such as updated policies, upcoming school decisions, and unemployment. This webinar is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers; register here.
Snagging the elusive event sponsor
Sponsorships are a great source of revenue and contacts. They can drive individual giving, the most important piece of the philanthropic pie. But for many event organizers and fundraisers, potential sponsors are hard to find, and even harder to convert. Add to that a worldwide pandemic and the challenges just increase as we move many of our nonprofit events to virtual platforms.

Join Liz Hack with Griffin Fundraising and Marketing on TuesdayAugust 18, at 9 AM as she shares tips on how you can gain and retain event sponsors. This webinar, “Gaining & Retaining Event Sponsors, is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers; you can get details and sign up here.

(We don’t want cost to prevent members from attending our webinars. If it is, please ask for a scholarship. To become a member, see the link at the bottom of this eNews.)
World Affairs Council assumes management of Sister Cities of Louisville
WAC logoJust yesterday, the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC) announced that it had assumed management of Sister Cities of Louisville, which has been a local nonprofit since 1981. WAC will continue to promote and expand exchange and education opportunities between Louisville and its nine sister cities across the globe. Details here.
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My best,

Ann L. Coffey, CEO