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Latest Releases from the Field- Late August 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Americans for the Arts, Grantmakers in Aging and Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5
Americans for the Arts

This study documents the economic contributions of the nonprofit arts industry nationally as well as in 341 study regions, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It found that the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related spending by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in government revenue. 

Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders
Grantmakers in Aging

As the opiod crisis continues, this new report offers a fresh perspective and highlights the needs and concerns of older adults, and describes proven programs, innovative partnerships, policy recommendations, and scientific and medical responses that governments, communities, nonprofits and philanthropies can support and expand.

Fast Forward: GHR Foundation's BridgeBuilder Challenge
Minnesota Council on Foundations

Mark Guy, senior program officer at GHR Foundation, talks about how the BridgeBuilder Challenge was devised and created, what's happening with the inaugural cohort and plans for future versions of the challenge. GHR Foundation and OpenIDEO choose 5 Social Innovators as winning cohort in inaugural million dollar BridgeBuilder Challenge: ethical gold mining as a pathway to peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, tree-planting drones for restoring mangroves and livelihoods in Myanmar, creative skills for peace among youth violent offenders in Cameroon, lifting up and empowering families on Chicago's South Side and connecting displaced persons with Arabic language learners around the world.

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