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Local Action: Philanthropy’s Answer to “Where Do I Start?”

Local Action: Philanthropy’s Answer to “Where Do I Start?” by Tory Martin There are countless organizations dedicated to helping individuals begin their philanthropic journeys. Sites like VolunteerMatch and DonorsChoose make taking action simple and fast, while national programs like Teach for America, City Year, and AmeriCorps provide immersive experiences on

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Data Goes Hyper-Local in Grand Rapids

Data Goes Hyper-Local in Grand Rapids by Steve Wilson My early career experiences with nonprofits leading local community and economic development created a perfect pathway for me to enter place-based philanthropy. Back then, I often looked to local foundations to provide both support and leadership as we envisioned future infrastructure

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The Giving USA 2018 Report is Out, but the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Could Reshape 2019’s Results

The Giving USA 2018 Report is Out, but the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Could Reshape 2019’s Results by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University Giving USA is the longest-running, most comprehensive annual report on charitable giving in the United States. The report was first created in

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Recruiting and Retaining Staff Through Better Benchmarking Data

Recruiting and Retaining Staff Through Better Benchmarking Data by Brittany Kienker, Ph.D. Foundations across the country are looking for ways to use data to make sound decisions, show impact, and be better stewards of their own resources. Likewise, nonprofits are using data to justify their operational and programmatic costs, even

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