Giving USA reports that total charitable giving in the U.S. in 2010 was up 2.1%. But did St. Louis area nonprofits keep pace? Find out at The Rome Group’s PHILANTHROPIC LANDSCAPE 2011 event, July 14, 2011, 7:30-10:00 a.m. at Washington University’s Edison Theater. This free event features a summary of our own surveys of local nonprofits, grantmakers and individual donors, as well as a panel of local leaders currently engaged in Collective Impact initiatives.
Scheduled panelists include Jillian Callanan, chief community-building officer for Beyond Housing’s 24-1 initiative; Stacy Clay, representing the College Access Pipeline project; Betsy Cohen, a leader with the St. Louis PetLover Coalition; Kendra Copanas, director of the Maternal Child & Family Health Coalition; Bridget McDermott Flood, discussing Incarnate Word Foundation’s Marketplace of Ideas initiative in North St. Louis; Robert Fruend, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission; and Susan Trautman, executive director of Great Rivers Greenway. Read the rest of this entry »