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Macon Magic

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College Hill, in the heart of Macon, Georgia, has been experiencing a renaissance in recent years, and has become a case study in revitalization of economically-depressed areas. The Knight Foundation has been heavily involved in the turnaround, and released a report last week to share eleven lessons learned that can help other similar communities. Written and reported by veteran radio journalist Dan Grech, the report offers great insight, and we were thrilled to be able to bring it to life online and in print.

Designing data for nonprofit news

Today, the Knight Foundation launched another of their breakthrough reports, this one taking a deep look into the fast-evolving Nonprofit News industry. Titled Finding a Foothold: How Nonprofit News Ventures Seek Sustainability, the report features tons of data and analysis on 18 different nonprofit news organizations. We are proud to work with Knight, to design the report and bring clarity to the mountains of data, and illustrator/journalist Susie Cagle to bring levity to the subject.

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Six Lessons from the Knight Foundation

Last week, the Knight Foundation released a watershed report titled Why Contests Improve Philanthropy to share the lessons they have learned as one of the pioneers in developing contests to identify and fund initiatives that show great potential but might not qualify for the traditional grantmaking process. The report centers on six lessons on creating effective contests that supplement traditional grantmaking.

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