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Inclusive growth requires urgent collaboration and deliberate patience.

Inclusive growth requires urgent collaboration and deliberate patience. by Juan R. Olivarez States across the U.S. are beginning to reopen their economies, but with significant changes — business-as-usual has gone out the window. As we redesign workplaces and public spaces in the wake of COVID-19, we must place equity at

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Equity Mapping Tools Combine the Power of Data and Narrative Change

Equity Mapping Tools Combine the Power of Data and Narrative Change by Kallie Bauer and Rachel Borashko Philanthropy and technology are changing rapidly, and as more and more data become available, the need for easy-to-use, accessible tools for organizing and interpreting that data is becoming more urgent. More organizations are

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In the Time of Coronavirus: Resources to Support Professional Learning from Home

In the Time of Coronavirus: Resources to Support Professional Learning from Home by Tory Martin Many of us in philanthropy look forward to spring’s “conference season” as an opportunity to connect with far-flung colleagues and hone new skills. Yet this spring is different. The list of cancelled conferences and professional

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LearnPhilanthropy Academy: A New Online Learning Resource By the Field, For the Field

LearnPhilanthropy Academy: A New Online Learning Resource By the Field, For the Field A Q&A with Dr. Michael Moody The Johnson Center is proud to introduce LearnPhilanthropy Academy! This new e-learning platform is designed to make it easy for philanthropy and nonprofit professionals, individual donors, and other lifelong learners to

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Buy Local, Hire Local, Live Local: The Greater University Circle Model for Equitable Development

Buy Local, Hire Local, Live Local: The Greater University Circle Model for Equitable Development by India Pierce Lee This blog was produced as a part of Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity. A Tale of Two

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Data Science for Social Impact

Data Science for Social Impact by Adriana Paz Philanthropy’s embrace of data science has been slow, held back by limited resources, infrastructure, and staffing. However, a number of philanthropists and nonprofit organizations are using their resources to grow the pool of professional data scientists and support other nonprofits as they

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InDEEP Initiative Combines Environmental Impact With Racial Equity in Philanthropy

InDEEP Initiative Combines Environmental Impact With Racial Equity in Philanthropy by Vanessa Farrell At a recent gathering of the Embedding Equity Community of Practice (EECoP), a program of the InDEEP Initiative, Matt Wisniewski, senior program officer at the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, mused that one of the reasons racial equity

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New Report Illustrates the Status of Latinx Communities in Kent County, Mich.

New Report Illustrates the Status of Latinx Communities in Kent County, Mich. by Rachel Borashko This blog and the research it shares were produced alongside Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity. Inclusive growth is about ensuring

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