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Released: 06/2010

The State of Metropolitan America is a signature effort of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program that portrays the demographic and social trends shaping the nation’s essential economic and societal units—its large metropolitan areas—and discusses what they imply for public policies to secure prosperity for these places and their populations.

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Released: 04/2015

The latest estimated value of volunteer time is $23.07 per hour. The estimate helps acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. Charitable organizations can use this estimate to quantify the enormous value volunteers provide.

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Released: 03/2019

Created by Public Sector Consultants and commissioned by CMF and the Michigan Nonprofit Association, this report details the extensive impact of the nonprofit sector and includes detailed data by county.

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Resource Type: ReportResearch



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Released: 10/2010

This paper from the Community Research Institute explores partnerships and collaboration from a foundation lens as philanthropy seeks to work together in new collaborative ways with each other, nonprofits/grantees, and additional partners across sectors in a rapidly changing context and landscape.

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Released: 12/2014

New Research on Women, Religiosity and Giving. Women Give 2014 examines the intersection of religiosity, gender, and age in a single analysis and finds a significant change in patterns of giving.

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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: 11/2014

The 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy examines the giving patterns, priorities and attitudes of America’s wealthiest households for the year 2013. This latest research study is the fifth in this series of studies, and was once again written and researched by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in partnership with U.S. Trust.

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Released: 03/2015

This highly engaging 2015 report provides a compelling argument for “cognitive diversity” in the workplace and the need for a next generation definition of inclusion that addresses the needs of employees from the Millennial generation (1980 to 1995) who by 2025 will make up close to 75% of the workforce.

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Released: 11/2015

This resource compiles all available session materials from CMF's 43rd Annual Conference.

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Released: 02/2007

How much is appropriate to spend on administrative expenses? Learn how major differences in operating characteristics can affect expense levels in this comprehensive report from the Urban Institute.

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