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The Grantmaking School: Rethinking Professional Development for Donors and Grantmakers in the Midst of Change

The Grantmaking School: Rethinking Professional Development for Donors and Grantmakers in the Midst of Change by Carol Glanville and Tory Martin Philanthropy is a mission-driven sector. Individuals and whole families come to this work often because they become passionate about a specific issue or topic area. Your community faces a

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Context matters.

Context matters. The Latest Issue of The Foundation Review by Teri Behrens Context matters in philanthropy. The articles in this issue of The Foundation Review touch on the role of context in various ways. Effective grantmaking requires understanding the bigger picture — whether it is the status of overall financial

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Collaboration and Consolidation in Philanthropy’s Infrastructure

Collaboration and Consolidation in Philanthropy’s Infrastructure by Teri Behrens and Tory Martin A desire for greater impact and partnership is driving more of philanthropy’s infrastructure organizations to combine their efforts — and sometimes their staff. However, research suggests another possible motive for these changes: a lack of sustainable, significant funding

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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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In the Time of Coronavirus: Can nonprofits and foundations use their endowments as a resource for recovery?

In the Time of Coronavirus: Can nonprofits and foundations use their endowments as a resource for recovery? by Jeff Williams In our first two posts, we focused on risks facing nonprofits and their likely cash on hand, especially in Michigan, but with findings representative of nonprofits nationwide. In this third

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