Assistance League of Diablo Valley President Suzi Geldin Shares the Importance of Giving Back – and How You Can Get Involved

A winner of Marin Magazine’s 2021 Make It Better Foundation’s Philanthropy Awards — Bay Area, the Assistance League of Diablo Valley is an all-volunteer organization established in 1967 as an outpost of the national Assistance League, made up of 120 chapters across the country. Make It Better Media Group founder and Chief Visionary Officer Susan B. […]

The Inaugural Make It Better Foundation Bay Area Philanthropy Awards: Celebrating Leaders in Healthcare, the Environment and Social Services

“Effectiveness, leadership, excellence, scalability — but most of all it is about lives made better.” These inspirational words flashed on the screen in the impactful and emotional video montage that kicked off the  Make It Better Foundation 2021 Bay Area Philanthropy Awards. The inaugural celebration, presented by the Make It Better Foundation and Make It […]

Make It Better Foundation Celebrates the 2021 Chicago Philanthropy Award Winners

Though held virtually instead of within the majestic Wintrust Grand Banking Hall as in previous years, the Make It Better Foundation 2021 Philanthropy Awards succeeded in promoting charitable recognition and knowledge through awards, heartfelt stories, speeches and presentations. Founder and chief visionary officer of Make It Better Media Group Susan B. Noyes, introduced this year’s […]

5 Bay Area Philanthropic Leaders Raising the Bar on Giving Back

In honor of the season of giving, we’re recognizing local individuals and families whose generous charitable contributions are making a tremendous impact in our community and beyond. The George Lucas Family Foundation: Paying a Debt Back to Society Marin County-based filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, prominent businesswoman Mellody Hobson, are firmly committed to this […]

Transformative Leadership with The Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management

According to the National Council of Nonprofits, the top three trends for charitable nonprofits will continue to be: (1) limited resources; (2) increased demands on nonprofits, stemming from increased needs in communities; and (3) the need for nonprofits and board members to be active, vocal advocates for their nonprofit’s mission. How can your nonprofit meet these […]