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Can Good Governance Impact Fundraising?

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Nonprofit institutions thrive on people donating their money without expecting a tangible product or service in return. What donors do expect is good board management. And yet, our recent Endowment and Foundation Survey reveals that many endowments and foundations—in one way or another—have significant room for improvement in governance practices.

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Empowering a New Generation

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

From Black Panther and convict to writer, poet, producer, college professor, Academy Award nominee, and youth advocate, Jamal Joseph’s life has taken a circuitous path to the present. His is a story of perennial social activism, advancing lessons from his Black Panther days to empower a new generation.

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Home with Room to Spare

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A record 64 million Americans lived in multigenerational homes in 2016, according to the Pew Research Center. The count includes young adults living with their parents, elders living with their grown children, and grandparents living with grandchildren.

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Eats on the Streets

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Many chefs are deciding to forego traditional brick-and-mortar establishments in favor of a traveling restaurant—with far less overhead and restraints. With this shift in dining options, hungry customers are taking advantage of the convenience, variety, and novelty of food trucks.

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Aligning Values with Investments

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Talking about personal finances, including how to best invest your wealth as a couple, can be challenging. In fact, almost half of Americans would rather discuss religion, politics, or dying than personal finance with a loved one.

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Strength in Numbers

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A group can drive us to work out harder—perhaps because we want to measure up or do our part for the team. It’s an example of the well-known Köhler effect, seen in everything from business to mountain climbing. When working on a task with others, many of us will put in extra effort.

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