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2018 Columbus Survey

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August 2019
Based on a survey of more than 250 community foundations that collectively hold more than 90 percent of the field's assets, the 2018 Columbus Survey report found that total community foundation assets increased 0.12 percent on a year-over-year basis, to $86.8 billion.
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Compiled List of Fellowship Opportunities

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May 2019
Members of the United Philanthropy Forum have worked together to compile a list of Fellowship opportunities for individuals in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. This document contains fellowship opportunities, leadership development opportunities, cohort opportunities, and innovation opportunities for philanthropy professionals and nonprofit leaders.
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Greater Good: Lessons from Those Who Have Started Major Grantmaking Organizations

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April 2019
With more than 30,000 new private foundations established in the U.S. in the past 20 years, it is vital that early-stage grantmakers learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before them so they can avoid common mistakes and position their grantmaking organizations for success.
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Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations

Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations
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July 2018
Based on survey responses of 205 leaders of nonprofit organizations with annual expenses between $100,000 and $100 million, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used. The data in this report can inform foundation leaders and staff as they consider how they can most helpfully engage with their grantees on the topic of diversity.
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Responsive Philanthropy Special Issue on Implicit Bias in Philanthropy

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May 2015
A special issue of Responsive Philanthropy devoted to what philanthropy can do to combat implicit bias, or the way in which our unconscious minds shape and contribute to our thoughts and actions. A diverse roster of authors explores how this phenomenon both affects the many challenges we as a society face and its implications for how philanthropy addresses these issues.
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Building Employee Engagement through Corporate Giving Programs

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February 2014
JK Group, a leading software and value-added services provider for corporate philanthropy, has released a white paper that addresses the current state of corporate philanthropy and offers employers key insight on how they can build robust giving campaigns that resonate with employees, drive engagement and help the larger community.
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Measuring the Value of Corporate Philanthropy: Social impact, business benefits, and investor returns

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March 2010
A 2010 research report developed by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) assessing the current practices and measurement trends in measuring the value of corporate philanthropy, clarifying the demands practitioners face for impact evidence, and identifying promising steps forward for corporate giving professionals.
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