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    The Wealth Gap is Becoming a Giving Gap

    by Michael Moody

    The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) raised concerns across the philanthropic sector that the increased standard deduction would drive down charitable giving. While it will likely be years before we know for certain what, if any, impact TCJA has on Americans’ giving habits, …

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    Collaborative Learning

    Teri Behrens, Johnson Center for Philanthropy

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

    Vol. 11, Issue 2 of The Foundation Review focuses on on how foundations engage in learning through collaboration with others. This latest issue of …

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