City Passes Bill for Transparency in Sandy Rebuilding

Blog | Posted by Matt Ryan | December 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

On December 19th, New York City unanimously passed legislation to publicly track and report good local job creation in post-Sandy rebuilding. Since rebuilding began, there have been frequent reports of wage theft, worksite injuries, and hiring of out-of-state workers over...

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Invited to Give Big

Blog | Posted by Jason Franklin | December 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Jason Franklin is the executive director of Bolder Giving and a member of North Star Fund's board of directors.What does it take to give big? What we've seen at Bolder Giving over the course of hundreds of donors' stories is...

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Mourning and Remembering Madiba's Legacy

Blog | Posted by Hugh Hogan | December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Like our black and brown peers in the city, for suburban and rural white kids growing up in the '80s after the Reagan Revolution, Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid were catalysts that led many of us to question...

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Vendors, the New Working Class, and a Grassroots Economy

Blog | Posted by Braeden Lentz | December 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Braeden Lentz is a staff member at the Street Vendor Project (SVP), a North Star Fund grantee. This year, SVP and their partner organizations won a major victory with a 44-3 City Council vote in favor of lowering the fines...

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Hey Mr. DeBlasio, Want to Improve Emergency Services?
Call a Community Activist

Blog | Posted by Hugh Hogan | November 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

This blog was drafted with the help of Lisa Cowan, researcher and board chair, Red Hook Initiative.If the polls hold on Tuesday, New York City's next Mayor will be Bill DeBlasio. High on his agenda should be strengthening community "resiliency"...

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Breaking the "Fourth Wall" of Philanthropy

Blog | Posted by Imani Franklin | October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imani Franklin is a recent graduate of Stanford University and a Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy at the Ford Foundation. Imani joined us on our fall Food Justice Van Tour.I lived in Black Atlanta growing up, and when the only grocery...

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October 5th: Real Immigration Reform

Blog | Posted by Steve Choi | October 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Steve Choi is the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition.This is the moment, friends. As Congress continues its theatrics around Obamacare, the government shutdown, and Dr. Seuss, thousands across the country are preparing for a national day...

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Better Together:
Why Fundraising As Organizing Makes Our Movements Stronger

Blog | Posted by Avi Cummings | September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Avi Cummings attended North Star Fund's Strategic Giving Workshop this spring. The purpose of the workshop was to enable participants to become more strategic donors by examining power dynamics in giving, exploring best practices for making giving decisions, and providing...

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Understanding My Dad's Legacy

Blog | Posted by Miye D'Oench | September 4, 2013 | Comments (5)

Miye D'Oench is the daughter of late North Star Fund founder Toby D'Oench. Miye interned with us this summer, working on projects in the program and communications departments. I first heard about North Star Fund through the story that every kid...

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Compost is BIG in Queens

Blog | Posted by Abby Youngblood | August 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

North Star Fund is proud to be part of work that has made Western Queens greener, cleaner, and more environmentally aware. This  project was made possible thanks to our Greening Western Queens Fund. Back in 2007, BIG!Compost (formerly called...

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