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  • Increased Attention to Sustainable Development Goals

    by Jamie DeLeeuw and Teri Behrens

    Global philanthropy’s engagement with the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has escalated in recent years. The number of donor dollars is climbing, and more organizations are using the SDGs to develop strategies and evaluate success.

    In the midst of this global pandemic, the goals may offer …

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  • Photo: Close-up of a woman's hands pulling one hundred dollar bills out of a wallet

    In the Time of Coronavirus: What the Data Say About the Risk to Michigan Nonprofits

    by Jeff Williams

    In chaotic times, leading an organization or board of directors and being responsible for charting a clear course forward for clients, employees, and the community becomes more crucial — and more challenging.

    Mental models or frameworks can be a useful …

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