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  • Thirty years is too long: A Reflection on Advancing Foundation Archives 2019

    By Lori Eaton, Johnson Center for Philanthropy

    “Thirty years is too long,” was a refrain I heard over and over again at the Advancing Foundation Archives meeting on June 12, 2019.

    The meeting convened information professionals from across the country at the Ford Foundation Center for …

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  • Photo: Women's March in Los Angles, CA (January 21, 2017)

    Nonprofits are Playing a Vital Role in Civic Engagement

    by Tory Martin, Johnson Center for Philanthropy

    In this piece from our 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019 report, Tory Martin highlights the many ways in which nonprofit organizations are playing an increasingly visible role in our political lives — as pathways in to action and as proponents …

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