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Updates and insights from the TFEC team about our community initiatives, community projects, and other useful information for donors, nonprofits, or your clients.

Your Impact on the Future of Your Community

The COVID-19 pandemic locked us all in our homes for an extended period of time. We created new office spaces, worked in our sweatpants, and adjusted to a “new normal” (don’t worry, we’re tired of that term too). However, some in our community did not have the luxury...

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Energizing and Engaging Your Board! – 9 Tips YOU Should Try!

Energizing and Engaging Your Board! - 9 Tips YOU Should Try!   How do you keep your Board engaged, motivated, and energized? While there is no silver bullet that will instantly change the operating framework of your Board; The Foundation for Enhancing Communities...

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Three Ways Your Company Can Be Socially Responsible

Here are the facts about Corporate Social Responsibility:  Employees who have a chance to give to charities through their work are happier than those who do not. (Source)  Half of employees believe their employer should connect them with opportunities for charitable...

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2020’s Hurricane Katrina, COVID-19, and Philanthropy

It's 2005, and Hurricane Katrina cut through Louisiana leaving nothing but destruction and mayhem behind. This disaster sparked the largest Red Cross Relief Response in modern history, and a worldwide tidal wave of support shortly followed. Who could forget crying...

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COVID-19 and Capacity Building

Many donors believe that nonprofit organizations will be successful if they just focus on their mission. But at the root of their existence, these charities are organizations. Organizations need continual effort to improve internally to be sustainable and...

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Your IRA as a Charitable Giving Vehicle

It’s no secret that 2020 was a year with constant hurdles, adjustments, and perseverance. Nonprofits faced unique challenges while navigating the “new normal” and serving those in our most vulnerable communities. But the economic impacts of COVID had them fighting to...

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Professional Advisors, is your client ready to give?

Charitable giving can be an integral part of your client’s financial plan. But are they ready to give? Here are some good indicators that your client is in a great position to give charitably to causes they care about: Your client has appreciated property. If your...

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She Believed She Could, So She Did.

HAPPY WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH! Each year, March is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of so many powerful and influential women that had come before us and worked tirelessly to ensure equality for all women. To understand where we are going, let...

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Your Scholarship Search Starts Here

The start of a new year brings a busy scholarship season for The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). Scholarships make education possible, and TFEC has more than 120 scholarship funds that are available to local students. Our goal is to provide access to...

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Bye 2020, Hello Centennial (+1)

No one could have predicted the year 2020. While we were waiting with much anticipation to celebrate The Foundation for Enhancing Communities' (TFEC) 100th year of service to the community, the world had other plans. Even though the events of 2020 have spilled into...

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