24 What Would
The Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
prepares to spend $6.7 billion in assets by
following its founder’s desire to support
important causes that other donors
30 5% for the Future
Armed with new data, community
foundations serving areas with shrinking
populations aim to capture a slice of
families’ wealth before it’s gone for good.
Humane Society chief Wayne Pacelle
is leading controversial battles against
factory farming and animal cruelty.
39 Silicon Valley East
America’s biggest regional community
fund follows the money, opening a New
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10 Ways Nonprofit Boards Can Keep Regulators at Bay
Using Data to Effect Change
How a Hot Young Nonprofit Persuades Donors to Invest
in Its Growth
6 The Face of Philanthropy: An Illinois charity trains prison inmates for
restaurant work, with a side of encouragement.
43 Why They Give: Carrying vivid memories of an impoverished upbringing,
an Indian-American philanthropist pours his support into education.
41 Data You Can Use: Nonprofits have proved resilient since the Great
Recession, according to analysis by The Nonprofit Almanac.
44 On the Rise: A 34-year-old official at the Cleveland Foundation seeks
social justice and connection.
45 People: New leaders at Lincoln Center and the National Christian
Foundation; new policy advocates at the Council on Foundations and
9 Trump’s Tomorrow
The 45th president ushers in an era
of uncertainty — and potentially sweeping
changes for nonprofits and the people
they serve. Here’s how he might reshape
philanthropy, and how groups are responding.
17 New Strategies
for a New Reality
Benjamin Soskis, Brian Gallagher, Vu Le, Peter
Panepento, and James Piereson offer answers
to the question, What should we do next?