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Unsheltered Homelessness: Trends, Causes, and Strategies to Address

Publication date: 
07/2017
People sleeping on park benches and street corners are the most visible reminder of the United States’ continuing struggle with homelessness. On any given night, over 175,000 people are unsheltered, sleeping outside or in places not meant for human habitation. On a positive note, unsheltered homelessness has been declining nationally for several years, but some jurisdictions, particularly some large cities, report increases.
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Race to Lead; Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap

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06/2017
The Building Movement Project released "Race to Lead; Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap." This new report, the first in the Race to Lead series, is based on our survey of over 4,000 nonprofit professionals. The report explores why people of color are still under-represented in nonprofit CEO/Executive Director positions.
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Out of Sight: The Growth of Jails in Rural America

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06/2017
America’s 3,283 local jails are the “front door” to mass incarceration. But for too long, county jail systems have operated and grown outside of public view. Vera developed the Incarceration Trends data tool so that Americans could have access to information showing just how large their jails have grown, and who is held inside. Our latest analysis of this data reveals an unexpected and—for many—an unintuitive finding: there has been a dramatic shift in the geography of incarceration.
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Change, Not Charity: The Story of The Funding Exchange (FEX)

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06/2017
When the Funding Exchange (FEX) decided to cease operations at the end of 2012, the board agreed that one key task would be to document the history of this pioneering organization that spanned more than three decades. They knew there would be useful lessons to glean from an honest exploration of FEX’s rich and complex story.
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Consumers Guide Vendor Product Update Supplement June 2017

Publication date: 
06/2017
The 2016 update of the popular A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems was published in May 2016. This in-depth report has been expanded for 2017 to look at the features and processes used by various grants management system. The Consumers Guide compares the strengths and weaknesses of these different grants management packages to see how they stack up against industry standards.
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Pathways to Success: Providing More Children Access to Great Public Schools

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06/2017
Over the past several years, Education Cities has helped leaders in nearly a dozen cities develop “High-Quality Seats” (HQS) plans – a written set of strategies and tactics designed to accelerate the growth and improvement of great public schools. If fully realized, these plans hold the potential to help more than 200,000 children in low-income communities attend better public schools every year.
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