The Nord Family Foundation Awards $2,778,237 at its February 2021 Board Meeting

The Nord Family Foundation announced the list of nonprofit organizations in the fields of arts & culture, civic affairs, education, and health & social services that have been awarded grants…
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Ensuring that Our Help Does No Harm

As a program officer at the Nord Family Foundation, I have the privilege of meeting with various nonprofit executive directors, CFOs, development officers, program staff, and board members. Depending…
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Foundations Should Fund What Nonprofits Really Need

Originally published on cep.org  A few days ago, a colleague and I had an amazing site visit at a regional organization where staffers — among other things — oozed excitement about their recently…
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Listening, Learning, Reassessing: Translating Potential to Effectiveness

Originally published on cep.org  Successful organizations and people have at least one thing in common: they are honest with themselves about their strengths and limitations. As executive director…
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Foundations, Act on What You Control to Confront Racism

Originally published on cep.org As far back as I can remember, racial constructions have been a part of my reality and lived experience. From my mom telling me that I had to work ten times harder…
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Statement from Nord Family Foundation on Racial Injustice

Dear Partners, Like many of you, we are grieving. While the tragic deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery have been very visible in the media, we know that, unfortunately, racism is not a new…
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