We’ve also been reading the GivingUSA report about philanthropy’s slight decline in 2018. While the data is certainly correct, the resulting conversation, however, may be wrong.
On Friday March 1 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Network for Good is convening a breakfast meeting of Chicagoland grantmakers hosted by The Chicago Community Trust to present and discuss how we can leverage combined resources to strengthen and build the capacity of our nonprofits with missions and programs that create racial equity in our communities.
Twenty-five percent of families with children in Dallas County live below the poverty line. Dallas has the third highest child poverty rate among large US cities. We often refer to levels of poverty like this as a cycle. As in, we work to “break the cycle of poverty.” There is, however, a second and often unseen cycle that threatens to silently undermine the success of those aspiring to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. While North Texas nonprofits are subject to the ensnaring effects of this cycle, it is not a native challenge. It is a long-standing, national challenge.