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Americans' giving patterns have always been in a state of flux, reflecting new social, economic, cultural, and technological trends.

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Spotlight on Giving
Continued funding for the social sector’s support system will be key to the sector’s success.
Addressing inequities and disparities for people of color and other marginalized groups in the social sector infrastructure will make the system stronger and more inclusive.
Mutual aid groups and social movements meet critical community needs, often during crises, but face funding challenges.
With so much money in their endowments, private foundations are well positioned to use mission-related investments to advance racial justice goals.
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Leadership in the nonprofit sector has long failed to reflect the rich diversity in the US, which can diminish the sector’s effectiveness and relevance to the communities it serves.