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    Notes on Candid: The Merger of Foundation Center and GuideStar

    by Teri Behrens, Ph.D.

    Congratulations to Candid — the new organization formed by the merger of the Foundation Center and GuideStar. Candid will be a powerful source of data on the sector, including both foundations and nonprofits.

    The public announcement of the merger is also a good time to …

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  • The Boundaries Are Blurring Between Philanthropy and Business

    Michael Moody, Ph.D., Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy

    On January 28, 2019, John and Laura Arnold became the latest major philanthropists to commit to a new way of giving. Like Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Pierre Omidyar before them, the Arnolds have decided to …

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