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Kondo-ing it Yourself: 36 Places to Donate Your Clutter in Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Kondo-ing it Yourself: 36 Places to Donate Your Clutter in Columbus

The new Netflix TV show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” in which the best-selling author reintroduces her popular tidying techniques to a brand new audience, has shed a light on the cluttered lifestyles of the everyday family. If you’re following Kondo’s method, you may be inspired to donate the stuff no longer “sparking joy.” Of […]

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The Philanthropy of Nina West

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Philanthropy of Nina West

Two years ago, when Andrew Levitt A.K.A. Nina West started a fund with The Columbus Foundation, he made a resounding change on the impact of his giving. A philanthropist for the last 16 years, Levitt has given more than $2 million back to the community, using his platform as a performer to focus on the […]

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The Corporate Responsibility to Give Back Amplifies Impact

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Corporate Responsibility to Give Back Amplifies Impact

A valued characteristic of any business is a positive company culture, an identity with which any associate can connect. Within the ranks at L Brands can be found a common recognition of the prevalence of cancer and the motivation and momentum to offer something up — time, talent, or treasure. “We know that giving takes […]

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Avanza Together Connecting Families Facing Deportation to Resources

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Avanza Together Connecting Families Facing Deportation to Resources

Imagine that the only way to save your child was to leave him. For one local family, whose 8-year-old son’s heart condition requires regular surgeries, this is reality. The parents, already targeted for deportation, must choose between taking their son with them, or leaving him in foster care here to get the treatment he needs. […]

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Columbus Nonprofits Must Learn to Multitask to Adapt to Needs of Community

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Nonprofits Must Learn to Multitask to Adapt to Needs of Community

In order for nonprofits to adapt to the changing needs of the community, they have to learn to multitask. David Brown, Creative Director and Founder of The Harmony Project, sees this in his own organization, which has mission touch points that range from education, to the arts, to neighborhood engagement. “It’s really difficult to be […]

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Columbus Community Comes Together for The Big Give

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Community Comes Together for The Big Give

Public-private partnerships. Collaboration. Civic Engagement. “The Columbus Way.” You’ve likely heard these descriptors mentioned by local leaders over the past decade when talking about big picture ideas for improving our city, but what do they actually mean? When discussing this year’s 26-hour philanthropic Big Give campaign with Dale Heydlauff, SVP of Corporate Communications at AEP, he […]

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The Columbus Foundation Launches The Giving Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Columbus Foundation Launches The Giving Store

Donating to local charities just got a little bit easier. On Thursday, The Columbus Foundation launched The Giving Store — a new online portal for philanthropic giving. The new site allows visitors to discover details about local nonprofits and make donations online, and later this year will incorporate crowdfunding functionality. “We’re committed to improving our […]

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