Archive for the ‘Communications’ Category

How Communications Can Advance Mission

Taking a Fresh Approach to a Traditional Assignment Annual reports are a strange beast in the digital age. They were once a signature form of brand storytelling. In the age of 24/7/365 multi-screen, surround sound digital communication, some foundation communicators question their value. When it came time to planning McKnight’s annual report, I was mindful of this evolution and yet not […]

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David Kennedy-Logan: Learning from the 2014 NTEN conference

At any mission-driven organization, success depends on strong internal systems and processes to support and enhance capcity for external impact and influence. Whether we work in program or in operations, everyone’s at their strongest when they have a deep understanding of the context in which they operate, including emerging challenges and opportunities. In that spirit, […]

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Kate Wolford: Family Philanthropy and Social Media

McKnight president Kate Wolford was interviewed for the August 2013 issue of Family Giving News, the e-newsletter of the National Center on Family Philanthropy. An excerpt is below; read the full interview at Family Giving News. Family Giving News: We don’t see a lot of foundation executives on Twitter. So, let’s hear a bit more […]

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Tim Hanrahan: Welcome to McKnight’s new blog

Welcome to The McKnight Foundation’s new blog! As a fourth-generation family foundation channeling support through multiple programs, McKnight’s work reflects literally generations of diverse interests and investments. Our current programs run the gamut from economic and community development to the arts and artists, the Mississippi River’s water quality, neuroscience research and collaborative crop research, early […]

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