• Posted on March 06, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Is inclusion dangerous?

    Got your attention right? This is a tough topic and some think that talking about inclusion and diversity is dangerous territory. I am convinced that moving this community from great to even greater rests [...]
  • Posted on March 06, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    The Sizzle of Stability

    A former staff member was opposed to any reference in our printed materials about our staff. She thought it would draw too much attention away from our message and give a negative impression if the [...]
  • Posted on February 15, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Impact, grants and the future!

    The Philanthropy Roundtable recently asked philanthropic leaders from around the country two questions: "What is the single most daring, audacious and successful grant of the past 100 years?" and "What grant will people be talking [...]
  • Posted on November 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Celebrating Community Philanthropy!

    This is National Community Foundations Week and instead of writing a piece on this, I thought it best to post a blog entry from my colleague Judy Sjostedt who is the executive director of the [...]
  • Posted on October 31, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Kudos to our community's leaders!

    What a week this has been! We hosted our annual Donor Reception this past Friday, October 29th at UICA. Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors of our event and to the [...]
  • Posted on October 07, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    When GRCF says no but I want to say yes!

    The frustrating thing about the many voices and minds involved in making grant decisions for our great local nonprofit organizations is that I'm often overruled! However, it's the inclusive process that also adds to [...]
  • Posted on September 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Trading Power with the Next Generations!

    OR the Subtitle could read: I can feel your hot breath on the back of my neck! This is another post from the Council on Foundations Fall Conference for Community Foundations:On Tuesday, September 14th [...]
  • Posted on September 13, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Sleepless in Charlotte!

    We all looked around the room and uttered, "What happens in Charlotte, stays in Charlotte!" to borrow a phrase from the Las Vegas ad campaign! I'm talking about the opening dinner on Saturday, September [...]