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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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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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Meet Leslie Starsoneck, the Johnson Center’s New Director of Learning Services

Meet Leslie Starsoneck, the Johnson Center’s New Director of Learning Services The Johnson Center is proud to announce that Leslie Starsoneck has joined our team as director of learning services. Tory Martin, director of communications and engagement, spoke with Leslie to learn a bit more about her professional background and

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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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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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