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Did you miss anything? The GFCF’s top stories of 2017!

From working with migrants and asylum seekers in Europe, to rethinking community engagement in Brazil, the top stories from the GFCF website in 2017 touched on the amazingly wide range of issues that community philanthropy organizations are tackling around the globe. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top story was a look back at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, a 2016 highlight for the GFCF and our partners.

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Making rural hometowns viable for the next generation: the Nebraska Community Foundation shows how

Millions of people all over the world move from the communities where they grew up to other cities or even countries, in search of better economic prospects or opportunities. This has been the trend in Nebraska, where young people in particular are tending to move to urban centres outside of the state. In fact, this has become such a pattern that a tradition has emerged of giving high school seniors luggage as graduation gifts “your future is someplace else” being the underlying message. 

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Paarlberg appointed Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair on Community Foundations

Dr. Laurie Paarlberg, a nationally recognized philanthropy scholar, has been appointed the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair on Community Foundations at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, the school announced. 

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The Foundation Review embraces #ShiftThePower, with a focus on global community philanthropy

A year on from the first Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in December 2016, the movement to #ShiftThePower continues to grow. The current issue of The Foundation Review (Volume 9: Issue 3 2017), building on pieces of research initiated by the GFCF in advance of the Summit, is dedicated to the global community philanthropy field. Jason Franklin, W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, the guest editor, brings together a broad spectrum of experts and practitioners in the issue, who illustrate the power of the community philanthropy model. 

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