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    Nonprofit Media is Experiencing a Growth Spurt — So is Philanthropy’s Response

    by Tory Martin

    One week ago, The Salt Lake Tribune became the first legacy U.S. daily newspaper to file for 501(c)(3) status, citing millions of dollars in declining revenue and a determination to keep local journalism alive.

    This trend has been building for a decade: more …

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  • Photo from the 2019 Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit, courtesy of ACTPhotoMedia (Aleka C. Thrash // Corinthia E. Croom). All rights reserved.

    Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The Curation of Community at Grand Rapids’ Neighborhood Summit

    By Kevin Peterson, Johnson Center for Philanthropy

    A few years ago, someone I respect told me that people love reading the word “curate” and that I should try to use it wherever possible.

    Whether or not that’s true, it has definitely led me to …

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