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Impact Investing: Lessons Learned from Practitioners and Advocates
Impact Investing: Lessons Learned from Practitioners and Advocates
Volume 14, Issue 4 of The Foundation Review focuses on impact investing, sharing lessons learned from foundations whose investment portfolio is used to further its charitable mission while still achieving a financial return.
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IRS Delays and Other Barriers to Data Mean Real Risks for Nonprofits
IRS Delays and Other Barriers to Data Mean Real Risks for Nonprofits
Pandemic-driven delays in processing and release, as well as challenges in the data ecosystem itself are putting previous data accessibility gains in jeopardy.
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Arab American Giving: Vibrant, Evolving, and Part of a Long History in the U.S.
Arab American Giving: Vibrant, Evolving, and Part of a Long History in the U.S.
The Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s Mohamad Jaafar shares a brief history of giving in Arab American communities and highlights the key themes of Arab American philanthropy today.
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Make MENA Visible: Changes to Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards Are Needed
Make MENA Visible: Changes to Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards Are Needed
Dr. Claudia Youakim calls for updates to our Federal data collection standards to include Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) racial and ethnic identities.
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Meet Lesley Slavitt, Eighth Executive Director of the Johnson Center
Meet Lesley Slavitt, Eighth Executive Director of the Johnson Center
Get to know Lesley D. Slavitt, Ph.D., the Johnson Center's new executive director, as she shares a bit about herself and her vision for the future of the Johnson Center.
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For Good Health: The Power of Belonging in Green Spaces
For Good Health: The Power of Belonging in Green Spaces
Chronic disinvestment and a lack of access to public green spaces have led to poorer health outcomes for children and adults in Black and Brown communities. It's time to take action.
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ESG Backlash Will Affect the Future of Philanthropy and Impact Investing
ESG Backlash Will Affect the Future of Philanthropy and Impact Investing
Voices from across sectors are questioning how useful or fair ESG (environmental, social, and governance) standards are. The debate will likely affect the future of philanthropy.
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Will Philanthropy Stay Focused on Racial Equity?
Will Philanthropy Stay Focused on Racial Equity?
As Teri Behrens explains, it's too early to tell whether philanthropy’s commitments to racial equity and social justice represent a real turning point, or simply a "trend."
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Fundraisers in Africa Should Look to the
Fundraisers in Africa Should Look to the "Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid"
As Sarah Archer and Andrew Wigley from the University of Cape Town argue, those “at the bottom of the pyramid” are a major philanthropic force in Africa whose potential should not be overlooked.
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Fresh Takes on Sector Change and Challenges
Fresh Takes on Sector Change and Challenges
This issue of The Foundation Review addresses many of the major challenges that persist across the sector, from managing strategic shifts to the use of media to human resources.
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