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11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next

11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next Giving in the United States has now topped $400 billion. Countless community and national organizations are benefiting from a surge in public interest and a growing conviction that renewing our democracy will require that we work together. The entire

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Your Organization’s Archives Could Be a Treasure Trove of Donor Intent

Your Organization’s Archives Could Be a Treasure Trove of Donor Intent by Brittany Kienker, Ph.D.  //  photo credit: Rockefeller Archive Center In considering how to best navigate modern-day institutional challenges, board members and staff may ask, “What did the founder intend for this program?” or “Is this what the donor really

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Data to What End?

11 Trends for 2018 What are the trends that will be affecting your work in 2018? Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit

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