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What we're reading

See what we're reading about pressing issues around the industry, and refer to our list of other partner websites for additional insights. 

 

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The 2018 survey collects responses from more than 3,400 nonprofit leaders across the country and serves as a useful snapshot of the sector at this moment in time. The newest survey shows that issues with capacity-building resonate across the nonprofit sector. 

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This report from Lucius Couloute finds that formerly incarcerated people are nearly ten times more likely to be homeless than the general public formerly incarcerated people are nearly ten times more likely to be homeless than the general public.

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Read this article about the Parkchester complex restoration from CityViews to learn how the rebirth of the building can serve as a lesson for communities throughout the country seeking to preserve and enlarge their stock of affordable housing.

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Reimagine Puerto Rico provides an actionable and timely set of recommendations for how to maximize philanthropic, local government, and federal recovery funds to help rebuild Puerto Rico in a way that makes the Island stronger and better prepared to confront future challenges.

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This 10-year retrospective reflects on how far Place Matters communities have come, expands on the neighborhood context and highlights the communities’ work. 

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Additional Sources

 

Council of Development Finance Agencies

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. 

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Center for Community Progress

Center for Community Progress is a nonprofit resource for urban, suburban, and rural communities seeking to address the full cycle of property revitalization. 

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CityLab

CityLab is committed to telling the story of the world’s cities: how they work, the challenges they face, and the solutions they need.

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Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations exists to help grantmakers turn their desire to improve into real progress.

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Forward Cities

Forward Cities is a national learning network of cities committed to advancing inclusive innovation and economic development in their communities.

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National Low Income Housing Coalition

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.

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Next City

Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world.

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Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Quarterly is an independent, nonprofit news organization that has been serving nonprofit leaders, charitable foundations, educators, independent activists, and others involved in the civil sector for more than fifteen years. 

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Strong Towns

Strong Towns is a non-profit organization working to support a model of development that allows America's cities, towns and neighborhoods to become financially strong and resilient.

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Urban Institute 

The Urban Institute uses research findings to help stakeholders craft relevant solutions and strategies that address today’s concerns and avert tomorrow’s roadblocks. They also share insights in real time with influencers eager to make smarter decisions.

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