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  • Photo of the interior of a church with rows of empty pews

    As Religiosity Changes, Donor Engagement Needs to Adapt

    Tamela Spicer, Program Manager

    Some estimates suggest that the percentage of U.S. giving that goes to religious or religiously-affiliated organizations could be as much as 73 percent or more. But with Americans’ religious and spiritual habits changing, the future of this giving could be uncertain.

    You’re invited to join us …

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  • Photo of two separate train tracks merging together into one track.

    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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