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Growing Justice and Community: the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit and Supporting Community in a Time of Crisis

Growing Justice and Community: the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit and Supporting Community in a Time of Crisis by Rachel Borashko Last month, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to present at the 2020 Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit and, frankly, I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. My colleague,

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Increased Attention to Sustainable Development Goals

Increased Attention to Sustainable Development Goals by Jamie DeLeeuw and Teri Behrens Global philanthropy’s engagement with the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has escalated in recent years. The number of donor dollars is climbing, and more organizations are using the SDGs to develop strategies and evaluate success. In the midst

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11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next

11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next Giving in the United States has now topped $400 billion. Countless community and national organizations are benefiting from a surge in public interest and a growing conviction that renewing our democracy will require that we work together. The entire

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Unnatural Disasters: Can Nonprofit Governance Promote Recovery in Detroit and Flint?

Unnatural Disasters: Can Nonprofit Governance Promote Recovery in Detroit and Flint? by Davia Cox Downey Over the past two years, my research partner, Sarah Reckhow of Michigan State University and I have explored the concept of disaster, whether natural or man-made, to examine how these types of events impact collaboration

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