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  • Photo of Grand Rapids Art Museum patrons looking at art

    Invite In the City: Learning from Audience Data at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

    Brad TerHaar, Grand Rapids Art Museum

    This blog was produced as a part of Field Focus: Learning for Good, a three-month digital series to consider the value and practice of learning in philanthropy.

    Over 100 years after our founding in 1910, the Grand Rapids Art …

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  • Photo: Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C.

    For Nonprofits, the Tax Landscape is Far From Settled

    Kyle Caldwell and Donna Murray-Brown

    When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect last year, nonprofits and others worried that parts of the new law could damage charitable giving in the U.S. and divert nonprofit resources away from their missions and towards their tax bills. …

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