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The Policy Brief: October 2019

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In This Issue: Welcome to the Latest Edition of The Policy Brief Charitable Sector Confronts Low Civic Engagement Through Census and Redistricting Work Bills We're Watching From the OFL - Rethinking Michigan’s Safety Net Vocational Village Site Visit Reinforces Importance of Public-Private Partnerships Welcome to CMF’s third edition of The Policy Brief Dear Colleagues, We are deeply grateful for the time, input and enthusiasm shared by so many of you at CMF’s 47 th Annual Conference. It brought us great joy to see and hear from over 600 CMF members, partners and other...
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Blog Post #3 - Understanding Barriers to Impact Investing and Identifying Potential Solutions

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In a previous blog post we discussed the importance of not letting the lack of a commonly agreed upon lexicon hold anyone back from engaging in impact investing. We then pondered whether it is acceptable for mission driven organizations to give away 5% of their assets toward charitable mission while 95% of their assets could actually be exacerbating the problems that their charitable efforts aim to solve. In this article, we offer a balanced perspective on some of the more common barriers (let’s call them “challenges”) to impact investing. It is important to acknowledge these barriers so that...

HCCF Hosts 13th Annual Hillsdale County College Fair

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The Hillsdale County Community Foundation’s 13 th annual Hillsdale County College Fair took place on Monday, October 14 th at the Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center on the campus of Hillsdale College. The event included 36 colleges and universities from the tri-state area and representatives from the armed forces, I Challenge U, the Health Department and CHBW and County National Bank provided financial and loan information. While at the college fair, students from the Hillsdale County area had the opportunity to speak with and receive information from the attending representatives from 6:00...
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30th year of Midland Blooms comes to an end

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the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation, Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation and the Dow Foundation, for funding