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Weekly Reader – October 1, 2018

What we’re reading and recommending this week.

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Expectations for All

Before you advocate for what is “best” for community organizations, check those gut assumptions by asking: Do I think the same is true for foundations?

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Weekly Reader – September 24, 2018

What we’re reading and recommending this week.

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Leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals in Your Grantmaking

Grantmaking data shows that foundations around the world have committed more than $50 billion towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since they were adopted in 2015. Predictions assert that by 2030, that number will rise to at least $364 billion.

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Shifting the Meaning of Community: U.S. Community Foundations Increase Their International Giving

We tend to think of community foundations as place-based institutions, solely serving a community of people living within a defined geographic area through their grantmaking. Research by Foundation Center and the Council on Foundations, however, shows that international giving by U.S. community foundations grew more than three-fold from $103 million in 2011 to $315 million in 2015, a much more rapid increase than the 29% growth in international giving by all U.S. foundations. What explains this growth and what else do we know about global grantmaking, leadership, and engagement by U.S. community foundations?

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Weekly Reader – September 17, 2018

What we’re reading and recommending this week.