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


Why everything I learned about leadership was wrong 

December 09, 2015
By: Christine Mayer This article originally appeared on Smart Business Online OK, I’ll confess to a little hyperbole in the title. I should clarify: most everything is wrong. Because I am Read More
 
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Human Resource practices for nonprofits 

November 24, 2015
By: Dina Younis Staffing decisions and personnel practices are perhaps not the most exciting topics a nonprofit leader considers on a daily basis. But sound personnel decisions and Read More
 
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The purpose of higher-ed: an either-or proposition 

November 20, 2015
By: Kirstin Toth When it comes to a well-rounded culture and productive society, which do we want: someone who is a critical thinker, writer, broadly exposed to humanities and arts, and a Read More
 
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Social media can aid in fundraising, donations, and volunteerism for your nonprofit 

November 11, 2015
This is a guest post from BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, a nonprofit partner and grantee of GAR Foundation. Social media is nearly unavoidable these days. People are constantly Read More
 
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It’s About Time...for Common Core and Quality Teaching 

September 09, 2015
A welcome-back-to-school message from Kirstin Toth, Senior Vice President After a year of implementation, and countless hours of prep time by teachers and school administrators Read More
 
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Akron's downtown can drive its economic future 

September 02, 2015
This article originally appeared on Smart Business Online. Akron is on the brink of a historic election. In the course of one day, Akron will choose its first new chief executive in Read More
 
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