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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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National Summit Recap

Family Donors Gather to Discuss Enduring Challenges in Philanthropy by Michael Moody The passions and goals of donors matter a lot in philanthropy, especially family philanthropy. Donor interests not only motivate giving, but often direct where much of that giving goes and which causes, organizations, and strategies get the support

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Celebrating 25 Years of Philanthropy

Celebrating 25 Years of Philanthropy by Kyle Caldwell In 1992, Grand Valley State University established what has become one of the most well-respected centers for philanthropy in the nation. Throughout its 25-year history, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has been at the forefront of innovation in engaged philanthropy.

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11 Trends for 2017

Trends for 2017: Generational Transition of Wealth and Leadership

Generational Transition of Wealth and Leadership by Michael Moody Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit leaders in the months and years to come.

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