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


Revolutionary War Living History Day 

September 30, 2014
By: Dina Younis Communications Associate, GAR Foundation Last week, I spent my morning traveling back in time to Colonial America at the Revolutionary War Living History Day Read More
 
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Comments from an Education Junkie: Blended Learning 

September 04, 2014
By: Kirstin Toth Senior Vice President, GAR Foundation What are the shared common themes in the terms “personalized learning, blended learning, flipped classroom, Read More
 
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Attributes of a Successful Nonprofit 

August 18, 2014
By: Christine Amer Mayer President of GAR Foundation A few weeks ago, I was being interviewed by the board chair of a nonprofit . I was explaining that there is no Read More
 
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The Role of the Board: How Leaders Can Utilize Training as a Tool to Engage Nonprofit Board Members 

August 14, 2014
By: Elizabeth Voudouris As nonprofits face growing complexities and challenges, getting the governance right has never been more important. Well-meaning nonprofit board members can bring Read More
 
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Six Simple and Effective Social Media Tips for Small Nonprofits 

July 24, 2014

 Between program management, administrative duties, fundraising, and day-to-day issues, many small nonprofit organizations often times lack both the capacity and resources to keep up with online communication efforts.

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Addressing Racial Achievement Gaps 

June 24, 2014

 Addressing the issue of racial achievement gaps in our country is certainly not a new theme. Opportunity and  equal access to success have been a focus of discussions and policies for years. In fact, it’s the ramifications of  many of these policies that impacted the fate of families across the nation and hindered the development of children of color. 

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