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The second year of the Council on Foundations’ Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge begins with more than $106 million in new commitments and revealing lessons about collaboration from the foundations working to help America’s returning war veterans.
This is the second in a multi-part column by Simone Joyaux about linking autobiography to notions of philanthropy. Make sure you read the first part first.
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Social giving uses the power of networks to amplify donations. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and the rest can encourage new donations. But what about location-based networks? Can donations go up using ad-hoc networks of people in the real world?
MacArthur’s new initiative to reduce incarceration has a particular focus on “the disproportionate impact on low-income individuals and communities of color.”
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