Archive for February, 2012

FEX Fights for Lobbying Expenditure Disclosures Through Shareholder Resolutions

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

In January, together with a group of over 40 institutional investors, led by Walden Asset Management and AFSCME, Funding Exchange announced a new set of shareholder resolutions to 40 companies urging them to report on lobbying expenditures, including indirect funding …

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FEX Supports Occupy Philanthropy

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Funding Exchange has signed on as an Allied Philanthropic Organization of Occupy Philanthropy.    Additionally, Barbara Heisler, as Executive Director of Funding Exchange, signed on to the public statement available at http://occupyphilanthropy.org/letter.  Occupy Philanthropy’s  goal is to provide a space …

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FEX Lauds Funders for LGBTQ Issues New Report Documenting 40 Years of LGBTQ Philanthropy

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

On behalf of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, author Tony Bowen penned a report documenting 40 years of LGBTQ philanthropy, just released.  Since 1982, when 10 foundations provided $215,000 for LGBTQ issues, Funders for LGBTQ Issues has been advocating within philanthropy …

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Remembering and Honoring Toby D’Oench

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

The Funding Exchange community is deeply saddened by the passing of Toby D’Oench on January 23, 2012. Toby was widely admired as a founder and long- time participant in the North Star Fund, the local affiliate of the FEX Network …

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The FEX Model of Grantmaking

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Barbara Heisler’s article on the FEX Model of Grantmaking is featured in the Winter 2011 edition of Responsive Philanthropy.

 

Thanks to the Member Funds profiled for providing information, and to the FEX editors (you know who you are!)…

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