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Planned giving starts now: Tips and talking points for lifetime charitable gifts
By The Community Foundation / July 19, 2021
Americans’ bequests to charity totaled nearly $42 billion last year. That’s a tremendous amount of charitable giving flowing to community organizations from donors after they die. Still, it’s a fraction of the $324 billion Giving USA reports was given to nonprofit organizations in 2020 by living individuals.

 Emerging Nonprofit Leaders: What’s Next and Where Are They Now?
By The Community Foundation / June 30, 2021
Now entering its 15th year, ENLP gives Richmond-area nonprofit professionals the opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of their leadership capacity while strengthening their network of nonprofit colleagues. We spoke with ENLP graduates about what they have gone on to do within the sector over the past few years.

Closing Local Workforce Gaps with New Approaches and Innovative Technology
By The Community Foundation / June 15, 2021
The Greater Richmond Workforce Coalition has been meeting since January 2019 to develop shared goals and regional systemwide coordinated initiatives. The Coalition aims to provide a reliable pipeline of skilled workers for high-growth industries.

Meet Eric Clay, Senior Program Officer for Health Initiatives
By The Community Foundation / June 8, 2021
As we begin to chart a path forward after a year of turmoil, we asked Eric to share insights on how he approaches his role, how the past year has changed the work of the nonprofit sector, and where he finds hope.

Jenkins Foundation at the forefront of local health philanthropy
By The Community Foundation / June 2, 2021
For 25 years, the Jenkins Foundation and the Community Foundation have collaborated closely to create strategic, complementary grantmaking that improves the health and wellness of Greater Richmond.