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April 1st, 2019
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Today marks the one year countdown to the 2020 Census. The decennial Census is one of the most important activities that we undertake collectively as a country. Census data is essential to determining allocation of federal funds and political representation at the federal, state, and local level.... More »
April 1st, 2019
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
In a high-stakes era where anti-Black racism is mounting and economic rifts are widening, philanthropy through participation in giving circles is attracting growing numbers of Black Americans. More »
March 19th, 2019
Source: refinery29.com
Philanthropist is such a stuffy word. It calls to mind rich, old white men who have massive public buildings named after them — Rockefeller or Carnegie. Or maybe you think of one of the tech billionaires who have set aside some of their fortunes for good — Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. Either way... More »
March 6th, 2019
Source: Member News
Women have been philanthropists since the beginning of time – giving of their time, talent, and treasure to those in need and to those helping society address its most difficult and pressing issues. More »
March 1st, 2019
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
The past year ushered in a new level of poignant and popular critique of the business of philanthropy, catalyzing widespread discussion and debate about philanthropy’s role in perpetuating and exacerbating economic inequality and racial injustice. More »
February 21st, 2019
Source: The Boston Globe
The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years, seeding several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years. More »
February 11th, 2019
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
“Millions of middle-class Americans are just one missed paycheck away from poverty,” reports Aimee Picchi for CBS News. Picchi adds that four in ten are considered “liquid-asset poor,” which is defined as lacking “enough savings to make ends meet at the poverty level for three months.” More »
January 31st, 2019
Source: Inside Philanthropy
Predictions about charitable giving, such as the “Philanthropy Outlook” released last week by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, are eagerly anticipated and widely read. But they are increasingly limited in forecasting what will actually happen to charitable giving in... More »

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