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    11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next

    Giving in the United States has now topped $400 billion. Countless community and national organizations are benefiting from a surge in public interest and a growing conviction that renewing our democracy will require that we work together. The entire ecosystem of philanthropy — nonprofits, foundations, …

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  • Advancing Nonprofit Diversity: A Call to Action for Funders and Nonprofits

    by Juan Olivarez, Johnson Center for Philanthropy

    This post was originally published on the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s blog. The original post can be viewed here.

    CEP’s recent report, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations, provides funders valuable input on what they can …

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