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Equity

CMF's 2021 Annual Report: Together on the Journey

This new publication illustrates the innovative leadership of our members in the areas of Equity, People, Practice and Policy and how CMF is championing the work of Michigan philanthropy as we continue to live into our Equity at the Center strategic framework.

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Women Give 2021

This report examines how households make charitable decisions. The report analyzes the first new data on this topic in 15 years, and finds that household giving dynamics are changing, with fewer couples making decisions jointly.

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The 2020 Giving Landscape

The sector has evolved in the wake of COVID-19, racial injustice, partisan tension, and economic challenges. How have the events of 2020 altered the pace, method, and effectiveness of donor response?

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Trends 2020

Trends 2020 provides an update to NCFP’s 2015 Trends in Family Philanthropy Study, and includes new information on trends in areas such as transparency and community engagement, founder involvement, strategic lifespan, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in family philanthropy.

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In Pursuit of Equity: A Family Foundation’s Story

The article covers how the family foundation worked with its board to not only evaluate their foundation's tradition in grantmaking but also discover new ways of working, with a keen focus on remaining responsive in their pursuit of equity.

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A Date Certain: Lessons from Limited Life Foundations

The limited life approach in philanthropy has received increased attention in recent years. But across foundations, perpetuity is often still seen to be the default, and there is considerable uncertainty about the practice of spending down.

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