Adin Miller's blog

The Foundation Center and Its Record Retention Policies

I've been working on a project that has required a lot of time in the Foundation Center’s online databases (both for grant makers and grants). The Foundation Directory Online, as noted on the Foundation Center’s website, provides detailed information about more than 95,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors and 1.7 million grants.

The Philanthropy Blogs Roll Call

Nearly a year ago I got into a Twitter dialogue with Guy Kawasaki (@guykawasaki)) about the topic of philanthropy on I started my conversation with Guy when Alltop launched the nonprofit category. I was disappointed to find that “philanthropy” didn't generate its own category. Instead, a search for philanthropy directs you to the following subject categories: Corporate Responsibility, Good, Human Rights, Nonprofit, and Social Entrepreneurship. OK, I can accept those. But Squidoorati, Forbes, and Toyota seem a bit bizarre. Clicking on the Good link on the top menu bar brings up Nonprofit as a link. But those blogs posts are a combination of nonprofit management, marketing, fundraising, and philanthropy -- not ones exclusively focused on philanthropy as the subject.