Susan Ingmire receives entrepreneur award

Susan Ingmire speaking at the HCDC awards ceremony CINCINNATI, OH (January 11, 2019) — Ignite Philanthropy is pleased to announce that Susan Ingmire received the 2018 Larry Albice Entrepreneur Award at HCDC’s annual awards ceremony on January 11, 2019. Susan was recognized for her role as President and owner of Ignite Philanthropy Advisors and...

Ignite Philanthropy Expands, Adds Key Leadership Positions

Teresa Hoelle joins as Vice President, Client Services and Laura Reece joins as Manager, Non-Profit Services CINCINNATI, OH (October 16, 2018) — Ignite Philanthropy is pleased to announce that a seasoned non-profit executive is joining its leadership team. Teresa Hoelle has been named Vice President, Client Services, and will serve on the organization’s executive...

525,600 Minutes: 2018 Giving USA

by Susan Ingmire, Senior Advisor Did you happen to catch the Parkland, FL students onstage at the Tony Awards broadcast Sunday evening, June 10? It was a very touching moment as the teacher who protected them was honored. The song they sang, “Seasons of Love” from...

Making Good Proposals Great

by the Ignite Philanthropy Staff Recently, our two work teams at Ignite—Non-Profit Services and Philanthropic Services—sat down for a collaborative discussion on the topic of what makes a great grant proposal. The Non-Profit Services team often writes grant proposals as part of its fundraising strategy work for clients. The Philanthropic Services team reads hundreds...

Looking Back at the Future of Philanthropy

by Susan Ingmire, President of Philanthropic Services Ten years ago, Bob Johansen and his team at the Institute for the Future (IFTF) were engaged by my employer at the time, InterAct for Change, to develop a Philanthropy Map for the Future.* This article looks back at the contextual environment for the 10-year old map...

Carnac might say 2017 tax law not as bad as predicted

by Susan Ingmire, Senior Advisor One of my favorite skits on the Johnny Carson Show was Carnac (and yes, I’m dating myself). Johnny as Carnac, the mystic from the East in a large feathery turban, would “divine” the answer presented to him in an envelope before his sidekick, Ed McMahon read the question. Perhaps...

Scaling Local Impact Investing

by Susan Ingmire, President of Philanthropic Services According to Wikipedia, “Impact investing refers to investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside (or in lieu of) a financial return.” The Financial Times puts it this way, “The term ‘impact investing’ is used...

Music Hall: Fueling Gorgeous

Signs promoting the revitalized Music Hall started popping up around Cincinnati in October. Never has our city experienced such abundance in the arts scene as in 2017. The HELLO GORGEOUS campaign announced that on October 6th, our community’s crown jewel, Music Hall reopened to the public. Home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), the...