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Released: 01/2014

The Connected to Give report series offers important new insights on religion and American charitable giving, challenging assumptions about where religious donors make charitable contributions and offering comprehensive information about behaviors and motivations among religious and non-religious Americans.

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Released: 02/2015

The 2015 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index by Forbes Insights measures and reflects the commitment of individual philanthropists from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.S. in terms of three main criteria: the amounts given, innovation and the effort invested to promote their causes.

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Released: 02/2015

Paul Shoemaker of Social Venture Partners Seattle shares his thoughts in this essay published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on funders can create breakthrough social change through their philanthropic practices.

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Released: 02/2015

With support from Marts & Lundy, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy developed this report to help inform the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit leaders and staff can use the information within The Philanthropy Outlook to guide decision making about future budgeting, staffing, fundraising, programming, and general nonprofit development, as well as for board reports, general nonprofit reports, and research on philanthropic giving trends.

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Released: 03/2015

This infographic, courtesy of the Horatio Alger Association, a nonprofit educational organization "established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among the nation's youth that the American dream was no longer attainable," doesn't break any ground when it comes to the traits that make nonprofits great. These are things all nonprofits need to (rather than should) do if they hope to succeed over the long term. But while some (#4, #6 and #9) are more important than others, all contain at least a kernel of good advice.

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Released: 01/2014

A conversation with Rip Rapson, President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation, and Irene Hirano Inouye, President of the US-Japan Council, around philanthropic strategies for revitalizing and rebuilding our cities; foundation leadership and philanthropic stewardship; and to explore issues of governance and the importance of partnerships between board members and CEO’s.

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Released: 01/2015

Philanthropy plays an important role in addressing the needs and lifting up the challenges facing our country’s diverse population of newcomers. This flowchart addresses some common concerns and questions about investing in this dynamic and critically important funding space.

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Released: 04/2014

A two-page brief on the value of “collective intelligence” with suggested action steps.

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Released: 06/2015

This report is the product of a 2014 symposium held by The Kresge Foundation with leaders of national networks and human services nonprofits to identify major challenges and issues affecing the capacity of organizations and networks to deliver services, share knowledge and expertise, and develop recommendations to transform the human-services sector.

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Funding Area: Human Services



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Released: 09/2009

Equity Advancing Equity, provides a comprehensive look at how community foundations are using the tool of mission investing to further their impact.

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