About GAR

A Closer Look

The Official GAR Blog

To our grantees, partners, and colleagues: Welcome to our new blog, A Closer Look. In an effort to help you get to know us better, we will be posting articles, letters, links, and comments to this space periodically.  We hope that this will give us an opportunity to address, in a little more depth, some of the questions about GAR that come up from time to time. We also hope to engage you around issues, elicit your input and ideas, and occasionally even entertain you!

Christine A. Mayer, President


Akron2Akron: Become a tourist in your own city 

February 25, 2015
I have this simple philosophy that it's sort of silly to not love where you live, so 'Stuck in Ohio' bumper stickers have always confused me. No city is perfect, including Akron, but in Read More
 
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Guest Post: Why Succession Planning Matters 

February 09, 2015
By: Brian Broadbent President & CEO, BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence Lately Northeast Ohio has celebrated a number of nonprofit executive retirements. However, many Read More
 
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Communicating a genuine belief in your employees 

December 29, 2014
By: Christine Amer Mayer President, GAR Foundation The rat race. I’ve heard the phrase a hundred times, but never understood how it came to mean our tiresome work life. Turns out it is Read More
 
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Akron2Akron: Discovering Firestone Park 

December 22, 2014
By: Dina Younis After returning from our Akron2Detriot trip hosted by Josh McManus, program officer at the Knight Foundation, many of us became interested in arranging informal Read More
 
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Arts in Akron: Add Your Voice to the Chorus 

November 24, 2014
By: Christine Amer Mayer Sometimes you can just feel it. You can't always describe it or measure it or explain it. But you feel it and that is enough. We are feeling it right Read More
 
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The Millennial Generation 

October 06, 2014
By: Elizabeth Winter BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence Over the last decade, for the first time, we’ve had four generations in the workplace: traditionalists, baby boomers, Read More
 
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