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Capitalization, Scale, and Investment: Does Growth Equal Gain?
February 26, 2015
Between 2007 and 2011, the financial health of arts and culture organizations in the greater Philadelphia region remained weak, even as competition for audiences and donors increased, a report commissioned by the William Penn Foundation finds. Conducted by TDC, the study, Capitalization, Scale, and Investment: Does Growth Equal Gain? (31 pages,...
'A Fair Shot for Workers With Disabilities'
February 20, 2015
Disability is often both a cause of poverty — through job loss, barriers to education and skills development, and additional expense — and a consequence of poverty, as a result of having limited access to health care and/or living and working in hazardous environments, a report from the Center for American Progress finds. According to the...
'Promoting Healthy Families and Communities for Boys and Young Men of Color'
February 17, 2015
Many boys and young men of color are at risk of poor health and developmental outcomes as a result of being exposed to the chronic stress and trauma of living in poor households in segregated, disadvantaged communities, a report from the Urban Institute finds. The report, Promoting Healthy Families and Communities for Boys and Young Men of Color...
'Vital Funding: Investing in LGBTQ Health and Wellbeing'
February 14, 2015
Like other minority groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people face significant health disparities, yet less than 0.5 percent of foundation funding for health is directed to LGBTQ communities, a report from Funders for LGBTQ Issues finds. According to the report, Vital Funding: Investing in LGBTQ Health and Wellbeing (28 pages, PDF),...
'The Promise of Partnerships: A Dialogue Between INGOs and Donors'
February 11, 2015
International nongovernmental organizations increasingly see multi-stakeholder cross-sector collaboration as leading to more innovative solutions and deeper, broader, more sustained impact, a report from FSG finds. The report, The Promise of Partnerships: A Dialogue Between INGOs and Donors (12 pages, PDF), summarizes an October 2014 discussion...
'Capacity Building 3.0: How to Strengthen the Social Ecosystem'
February 2, 2015
The framework for nonprofit capacity building must evolve beyond individuals and nonprofits to include funders, the private sector, government, management support organizations, and networks, a report from TCC Group finds. The report, Capacity Building 3.0: How to Strengthen the Social Ecosystem (32 pages, PDF), argues that there needs to be a...
'How It's Being Done: Arts Business Training Across the U.S.'
January 27, 2015
Increasingly, state and local agencies, artist services organizations, and universities are offering training, resources, and technical assistance to help artists manage the business side of their creative practice, a report from the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts...
'Racial/Ethnic Differences in Uninsurance Rates Under the ACA'
January 21, 2015
With twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia planning (as of December 2014) to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, uninsurance rates are projected to fall across all racial/ethnic groups, with significant percentage-point drops projected among Latinos/Hispanics (from 31.2 percent to 19 percent) and American Indians/Alaska...