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Navigating Uncertain Terrain and International Barriers to Giving   Nov 9th, 2017

On November 1st, 2017, Buff Kavelman moderated a panel discussion on changing trends in global philanthropy hosted by Philanthropy New York’s International Grantmakers Network. Panelists included Doug Rutzen, President and CEO of the International Center for Nonprofit Law, Una Osili, Associate Dean for Research and International Programs for Lilly School ... read more ...

Buff Kavelman Elected to Authors Guild Foundation Board   Jun 28th, 2017

In June 2017, Buff Kavelman was elected to the Board of the Authors Guild Foundation, the charitable and educational arm of the Authors Guild. Founded in 1912, the Guild is the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization for writers. Its 9,000+ members include include novelists, historians, journalists, and poets ... read more ...

Buff Kavelman to Serve on 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Selection Committee   Feb 2nd, 2017

Buff Kavelman has been invited to serve on the 2017 Selection Committee for the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The Awards program recognizes nonprofit organizations with outstanding management and governance based on the Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence. The Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence are ... read more ...

Buff Kavelman invited to serve on the Nonprofit Excellence Awards Selection Committee   May 6th, 2016

Buff Kavelman has been invited to serve on the expert Selection Committee for the 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Now in its 10th year, the Awards program teaches, recognizes and encourages outstanding management and governance practices among the New York metropolitan area's large and diverse nonprofit sector. ... read more ...

Expert Workshop at The J. Paul Getty Trust for the Iconic Houses Network   Feb 4th, 2016

On February 17, 2016, Buff Kavelman will present an expert workshop for the Iconic Houses Network Conference hosted by The J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles.  Buff will facilitate the workshop, which will also feature Antoine Wilmering, Senior Program Officer of The Getty Foundation, and two IHN members: Lynda Waggoner, ... read more ...

The Kavelman Group on cultural philanthropy in the New York Times   Nov 10th, 2015

The Kavelman Group served as a resource on donor motivation for the special feature in cultural philanthropy in the Sunday Arts section of the New York Times on October 11, 2015.  Speaking of clients who have chosen to give anonymously:  "Some people just have a joy in helping people,"  said Buff ... read more ...

SUMMER 2015 CAPACITY-BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR J. PAUL GETTY TRUST   Aug 27th, 2015

This summer, Buff Kavelman was once again retained by the J. Paul Getty Trust to lead a capacity-building workshop for Mediterranean global heritage site directors from fourteen Balkan, Middle Eastern and North African countries as part of the Getty Conservation Institute’s MOSAIKON initiative. In addition to the ten countries who participated in ... read more ...

A Capacity-Building Workshop for J. Paul Getty Trust   Jan 6th, 2015

This fall, Buff Kavelman was retained by the J. Paul Getty Trust to lead a capacity-building workshop in Alghero, Italy, for global heritage site directors from ten Balkan, Middle Eastern and North African countries as part of the Getty Conservation Institute’s MOSAIKON initiative. The perseverance and dedication of the participants ... read more ...

Ken Goody Joins The Kavelman Group   Sep 10th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Ken Goody has joined The Kavelman Group, bringing over 25 years of experience with private and family foundations, family offices, financial and nonprofit institutions. He has created grantmaking programs and philanthropic policies and procedures for private, corporate and community foundations; has written numerous strategic ... read more ...

Buff Kavelman Elected to Free Speech for People Board   Oct 18th, 2013

In September 2013, Buff Kavelman was elected to the Board of Free Speech for People, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore republican democracy to the people. The organization was co-founded by John Bonifaz, recipient of the 1999 MacArthur Fellowship and ... read more ...