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For local practitioners to benefit from evidence, they need to be engaged in all phases of research.
Emerging sources of private-sector data could change the public research landscape for the better.
Companies are exploring how to share their wealth of data for research and crafting public policy.
Community foundations are well suited to receive large influxes of capital to then distribute to diverse organizations.
A suit filed against the Trump Foundation has highlighted the role states play in regulating charities.
Place-based impact investing is gaining momentum in foundations across the country.
While Giving Tuesday has become a household name, regional giving days have enjoyed considerable success.
Community foundations have received billions of dollars in donations and are growing rapidly in size and number.
The prospect of tax reform has resumed an old debate over the power of expanding the charitable deduction to democratize philanthropy.
Nonprofits can be tech companies, too, according to Crisis Text Line founder and CEO Nancy Lublin.

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