Philanthropy Roundup: July 2019

Philanthropy Roundup: July 2019
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If you’re a philanthropist, your schedule might make it hard to keep up with the latest news, topics and emerging trends in the world of giving back.

That’s why we’re making it easier for you to stay current.

Our “Philanthropy Roundup” posts highlight stories – at the local and national level – that are valuable to our readers and will keep you up to date in philanthropy. Check out the articles below.

Philanthropy Roundup

Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 amid complex year for charitable giving
Giving USA
Last year, American individuals, organizations and corporations gave more than $427 billion to charities, up 0.7% from the previous year. The latest Annual Report on Philanthropy dives into the trends impacting charitable giving and what philanthropists and nonprofits can expect in the years ahead.

Moving beyond Feedback: The Promise of Participatory Grantmaking
Nonprofit Quarterly
Is the face of philanthropy changing? How do grantmakers and funders adapt to the shifting priorities of vulnerable communities and pressing environmental needs? Getting participants and fund recipients involved with the grantmaking process increases collaboration, community organizing efforts and problem-solving, according to philanthropic scholars in this piece for Nonprofit Quarterly.

The Domino Effect of Women Leaders
Philanthropy Women
This new interview series features female leaders in philanthropy who are outstanding advocates for gender equity. The first article profiles Fern Shepard, President of Rachel’s Network, a nonprofit organization named after Rachel Carson that empowers women funders in environmental protection.

California faces multiple crises. Can we solve them without help from philanthropy?
The Sacramento Bee
The new Senior Advisor on Social Innovation for California talks about how philanthropists and public officials can come together to solve some of the most pressing challenges statewide. In the article, she shares examples of times when these two sectors worked in perfect harmony and urges more philanthropists to invest in social innovation.