How to make your online content more accessible
You’ve read the tips about organizational accessibility. You’ve completed physical accessibility assessments. Your organization is committed to taking on a more inclusive approach in the upcoming year. But how accessible is your online presence?
Financial Best Practice Checklist for Nonprofits
Financial management decisions and internal controls are perhaps not the most exciting topics a nonprofit leader considers on a daily basis. But sound financial management practices are vital to organizational success.
19 Great Things That Happened in Akron in 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, we at GAR Foundation are pausing to reflect on what we have learned and accomplished in partnership with you this year. It has been an eventful one for us, marked by the launch of several new initiatives: Essential Experiences, STARS, and Elevate Greater Akron.
22 simple tips for a more accessible arts & culture event
“Accessibility is being able to get into a building. Diversity is getting invited to the table. Inclusion is having a voice at the table. Belonging is having your voice heard at the table.”
Glass Half Full Award: Honoring Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D
GAR Foundation is honored to present Kwame Scruggs with the 2019 Glass Half Full award for his steadfast and inspirational leadership of Alchemy, Inc.
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga National Park hosts Ohio’s first-ever Latino Conservation Week
The Conservancy for Cuygahoga Valley National Park recently hosted Ohio’s first-ever Latino Conservation Week to engage the Latino community in the outdoors and create awareness around conservation. The event is part of the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to make the park more welcoming to minority populations. GAR Foundation supported the CVNP’s diversity and […]
Three vital roles backbone board members play in complex civic systems
Backbone organizations are unusual entities and that means they need unusual boards too. Board members of organizations responsible for performing backbone functions need to assume roles and responsibilities beyond those of a board member of a traditional nonprofit.
Why an inclusive arts & culture plan is the perfect next step for Akron
By: Rob Lehr & Dina Younis Communities of all sizes develop plans – strategic plans, economic development plans, urban design plans – but a cultural plan? You betcha. From festivals to food trucks, arts and culture are among a community’s most powerful assets. But in order to ensure that we are effectively caring for and […]
Akron is embarking on its first Arts and Culture Plan
ArtsNow and Designing Local are taking a closer look at Akron’s existing arts and cultural offerings and inviting residents to share what they want to see in each of Akron’s neighborhoods. The end result: Akron’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. ArtsNow has received funding from GAR Foundation and Knight Foundation to work together with the City […]
Five things we learned after working with consultants
Hiring a consultant can make sense for a number of reasons. Oftentimes, consultants bring specialized skill sets that you don’t have in house and don’t wish to develop. Sometimes they simply add capacity to get a job done when you have no bandwidth to spare. In other situations, they are the outsiders who can deliver […]