Inspiration for Thinking Outside the Box- Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Neuroanatomist Why you should listen to her: Dr. Taylor uses her brain research and experience with her own stroke to inspire us to think creatively. "Although the stroke damaged the left side of her brain, her recovery unleashed a torrent of creative energy from her right. From her home base in Indiana, she now travels the country on behalf of the Harvard Brain Bank as the 'Singin' Scientist." (To view prior videos featured here, please scroll to the bottom of this page.)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Research Resource #3- The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is an excellent resource for researching foundations, as well as learning the in’s and out’s of preparing grant requests. Here’s a brief glimpse at its mission, history and focus:

"The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level.”

By clicking on the title to this post, you will find yourself at The Foundation Center’s webpage of free reports. For a more complete perspective on all of its learning opportunities and resources, be sure to explore the entire site.

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