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With Crisis Comes Change: Black Women and the Glass Cliff
With Crisis Comes Change: Black Women and the Glass Cliff
Research demonstrates how Black women and other leaders of color are grappling with pay inequities, unrealistic expectations from boards and staff, and a generalized lack of support in their positions in philanthropy.
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Equitable Evaluation Framework™
Equitable Evaluation Framework™
For this issue of The Foundation Review, authors were encouraged to explore their personal experiences with using the Equitable Evaluation Framework™.
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11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2024
11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2024
Our 2024 Trends report examines topics including AI the nonprofit workplace, the glass cliff crisis among leaders of color, fiscal sponsorship, AAPI community philanthropy, the rise of influencer philanthropy, and more.
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Influencer Philanthropy Is On the Rise, but the Platform Matters
Influencer Philanthropy Is On the Rise, but the Platform Matters
In a time of declining donor engagement and donation size, new partnerships and paradigms between social media influencers, nonprofits, and communities may be advantageous for all.
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Financial Stress and Philanthropic Influence: The Precarious Promise of Generation Z
Financial Stress and Philanthropic Influence: The Precarious Promise of Generation Z
As nonprofits and philanthropy consider how to engage Gen Z (those born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s) — and what to expect from them, a thorough understanding of their economic reality will be critical.
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Donor Anonymity Is Under the Microscope
Donor Anonymity Is Under the Microscope
Many question the influence of anonymous donors on research priorities, policy questions, institutional reputations, and more — and whether stakeholders have the right to know who is behind these resources.
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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution Arrives in Philanthropy
The Artificial Intelligence Revolution Arrives in Philanthropy
With the advent of user-friendly AI interfaces like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard — as well as tools that support grantwriting and fundraising — nonprofits and foundations need to be attentive to their potential shortcomings, as well.
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The Fiscal Sponsorship Model: A Growing Trend in the Nonprofit Sector
The Fiscal Sponsorship Model: A Growing Trend in the Nonprofit Sector
Launching a new nonprofit is complex and challenging work. But fiscal sponsorship is gaining ground as an increasingly popular alternative model — one that can lift a mission’s administrative burdens and accelerate the work.
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Affordable Housing is a National Crisis with a Distinct Local Impact
Affordable Housing is a National Crisis with a Distinct Local Impact
This article explores how place-based funders and new collaboratives are working at the local level to address the widespread issue housing availability and affordability.
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Expected Changes to Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards Present Opportunities — and Caveats
Expected Changes to Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards Present Opportunities — and Caveats
The U.S. Census Bureau has proposed updating and expanding federal protocols for collecting data on race and ethnicity. If adopted, the changes will impact nonprofits, foundations, and more.
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