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Philanthropy’s Response to the Crises of 2020
Philanthropy’s Response to the Crises of 2020
The articles in this double issue of The Foundation Review offer intellectual, ethical, and practical frameworks for foundations in guiding their actions.
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Nonprofits are Finding New Ways to Get the Data They Need
Nonprofits are Finding New Ways to Get the Data They Need
Nonprofits are taking advantage of new partnerships, tools, and technologies like data philanthropy, predictive analytics, and machine learning to demonstrate impact.
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Philanthropy is Increasingly Embroiled in the Culture Wars
Philanthropy is Increasingly Embroiled in the Culture Wars
Many issues once thought of as areas of common ground, such as public health, have become polarizing topics in the U.S., and philanthropy is increasingly enmeshed in these larger culture wars.
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By Supporting Our Field, We Support Communities Every Day
By Supporting Our Field, We Support Communities Every Day
Teri Behrens highlights the importance of infrastructure organizations, like the Johnson Center, that contribute to the effective and efficient operation of the philanthropic sector.
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Customizing Your Community Insight Experience: How to Save & Share Data
Customizing Your Community Insight Experience: How to Save & Share Data
Explore three ways to easily save and share information from Community Insight, the Johnson Center's free online data tool.
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Meet Aimée Laramore, the Johnson Center’s New Director of Learning Services
Meet Aimée Laramore, the Johnson Center’s New Director of Learning Services
We spoke with Aimée Laramore, our new director of learning services, to learn more about her background and vision for the Johnson Center's professional development and capacity-building services.
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A Nonprofit Guide to Identifying the Right Corporate Sponsor
A Nonprofit Guide to Identifying the Right Corporate Sponsor
In our changing philanthropic landscape, it's increasingly important for nonprofits to select corporate sponsors carefully. Explore these top tips for finding the ideal partner.
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Philanthropy is Entering a New Era of Engagement with Native Communities
Philanthropy is Entering a New Era of Engagement with Native Communities
Institutional philanthropy is starting to recognize the strengths, challenges, and needs that Indigenous people bring to many of our sector’s most pressing areas of work.
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Practical Tools to Help Grantmakers Put Learning First
Practical Tools to Help Grantmakers Put Learning First
Grantmakers who prioritize learning with their grantees ahead of traditional outcomes help to balance power dynamics, promote a shared understanding of the work, and support more equitable and open relationships.
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Using Map Layers in Community Insight
Using Map Layers in Community Insight
Community Insight’s map layer feature allows you to visualize indicator data in a specific geographic area and easily compare data across locations.
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Wed July 13
FREE! Join us for a webinar featuring several authors from The Foundation Review, volume 13, issue 4 to discuss how the SDGs can serve as a robust blueprint for anyone in philanthropy concerned about the many global challenges we all face.
12:00 pm
Thu July 28
FREE! Learn how one community foundation used the Sustainable Development Goals and the Social Determinants of Health as a framework to develop an integrated approach to addressing complex social issues and measuring progress.
12:00 pm
Tue August 2
This 4-hour session is designed for people interested in board service or those looking to strengthen and refresh their knowledge and skills, and for executive directors to more effectively work with their boards.
1:00 pm