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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Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: Reflections From Three Donor Journeys

Summit Replay Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: Reflections From Three Donor Journeys by Michael Moody Summit Replay — the compilation of reflections and videos presented here — was produced as part of the Johnson Center’s Donor Journeys Initiative. Click here to learn more. Smart, effective giving requires continuous learning along the

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Inclusive Growth Requires Urgent Collaboration and Deliberate Patience

Inclusive Growth Requires Urgent Collaboration and Deliberate Patience by Juan R. Olivarez While philanthropic organizations and communities across the nation have been investing in inclusive growth efforts for more than a decade, these strategies and partnerships are increasingly coming in to focus. In this piece from our 11 Trends in

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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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