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    Buy Local, Hire Local, Live Local: The Greater University Circle Model for Equitable Development

    by India Pierce Lee

    This blog was produced as a part of Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Cleveland’s Greater University Circle neighborhood has long been …

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  • Trends 2020

    11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2020: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next

    What place should philanthropy hold in a democratic society?

    Across our field, in politics, in business, and in our communities, Americans are questioning the very nature of philanthropy and probing its core value. These questions ask who has the responsibility — or the right — to …

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