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Latest Releases From the Field- Early June 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Building Movement Project, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Fidelity Charitable, Florida Philanthropic Network, Giving USA, Grantmakers in the Arts and National Center for Family Philanthropy.

From Our Members

Connecticut Giving Report
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
The Connecticut Giving Report covers individual and foundation giving for calendar year 2015, the most recent year available for comparable data. Every year the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy collects and analyzes information for this report from a variety of sources including the University of Indiana’s Giving USA and, Guidestar, the IRS Statistics of Income Division and from 990 and 990-PF tax returns collected by the Foundation Center. Report findings include individuals and foundations in Connecticut gave $5 billion to charitable organizations in 2015, $3.81 billion of which was provided by individuals; foundations in the state provided $1.2 billion in grants to support programs and organizations in the state, around the country, and even internationally; and despite an increase in individual giving from 2014 to 2015, the numbers of Connecticut residents supporting charitable groups has declined 10% since 2005.

Family Culture: Creating a Resilient Family Tree
National Center for Family Philanthropy
NCFP's new Passages Issue Brief explores the most important factor in maintaining multigenerational connections within your family: your family culture. Family connectedness, not money, has the greatest influence on multi-generational family continuity. But when many think about legacy, it’s often in the context of multi-generational financial wealth. Money, though, masks what people are really interested in passing to future generations of their family. Instead of being the primary focus, financial assets should be viewed as an enabler to the bigger objectives: Happiness and Collective Connection.

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Health & Well-Being
Florida Women’s Funding Alliance- An Affinity Group of Florida Philanthropic Network & Institute for Women’s Policy Research
A new county-level analysis of the health status of women in Florida finds that women in Florida have higher rates of AIDS and diabetes, slightly more days per month of poor mental health, and lower access to health insurance coverage than women in the United States overall. The report recommends policies that could address health disparities for women of color, increase the supply of quality mental healthcare providers, and support those with health issues and their caregivers through paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.

From Others in the Field

Impact Investing: A Tipping Point?
Fidelity Charitable
Over 70% of Millennials and Gen-Xers have made an impact investment versus just 30% of Baby Boomer and older investors, according to this new study study. Considering the increased investing power of these generations as they build their wealth, this generational gap suggests a massive influx of investors who will prioritize a mission-based approach. The report explores the coming wave of investors who are seeking to align their values with their investments and are hungry for education.

Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017
Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The results of the annual study of charitable giving in the United States conducted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is now available. Powered by a booming stock market and a strong economy, charitable giving by Americans surged to record-level highs in 2017, surpassing $400 billion for the first time.

Recalculating the Formula for Success: Public Arts Funders and United Arts Funds Reshape Strategies for the Twenty-First Century
Grantmakers in the Arts
Local arts agencies, state arts agencies, arts funders supported through voter tax initiatives, and united arts funds are grappling with how to cultivate a twenty-first-century cultural community that reflects changing demographics, encourages innovation, embodies equity and ensures a robust donor base and public commitment to the arts. Through interviews with sixteen leaders of public arts funders and united arts funds, this report documents the new ways that these funders are approaching their work, rethinking longtime practices and adapting to changing environments.

Working at the Intersections, LGBT Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap
Building Movement Project
Research shows that LGBT people of color face especially high levels of discrimination in areas from incomes and employment to housing and health care. A new report shows that the inequity facing LGBT people of color across society also shows up in the nonprofit sector. Specifically, the report details how LGBT people of color employed by nonprofit organizations regularly face bias and discrimination that adversely affect their jobs, incomes and careers. In addition to documenting the barriers facing LGBT people of color in the sector, the report issues several calls to action for moving to “greater acceptance and affirmation of the full diversity of nonprofit staff.”