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  • We listen before we create: How learning relates to designing a brand

    by Jeff Terpstra, Scott Allen Creative

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

    “If we aren’t growing, we’re dead.”

    I have come to believe in this statement. …

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  • Photo of a journalist writing on a notepad while holding two microphones and a recording device.

    Nonprofit Media is Experiencing a Growth Spurt — So is Philanthropy’s Response

    by Tory Martin

    One week ago, The Salt Lake Tribune became the first legacy U.S. daily newspaper to file for 501(c)(3) status, citing millions of dollars in declining revenue and a determination to keep local journalism alive.

    This trend has been building for a decade: more …

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