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Looking Back and Moving Forward – Philanthropy in the 2010s

By Casey Pechan on 12/12/2019

Maybe it’s just us, but 2020 is ushering in a sense of excitement and finality. Another decade is coming to a close, leaving many of us to reflect upon the last 10 years, marvel at the changes we’ve seen, and ponder what’s to come. In the last decade we’ve witnessed everything from the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement, increasing concern for climate change and increasing natural disasters, and on a lighter note: iPhones four through 11. Philanthropy has experienced sweeping changes as well. The buzzwords of the early 2010s are long gone, replaced by the priorities we see today.

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The Top 5 Fluxx Blog Posts in 2019

By Casey Pechan on 12/05/2019

2019 was a busy year at Fluxx. We announced new partnerships, unveiled new products, volunteered (a lot), moved offices, and sponsored some killer events. Throughout all the hard work, there was play and a feeling of renewed vigor and appreciation for our work. We’re proud to contribute to the growing Tech For Good space and to support increased collaboration for our funders and grantees. 

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Three Ways We’re Making Giving Tuesday Count

By Casey Pechan on 11/26/2019

Say it with us, Giving Tuesday is the best thing to happen to Thanksgiving since the Thanksgiving Day Parade became televised. And this year, we’re planning to pay it forward in three major ways. So keep reading to learn more about where you can find our team this Giving Tuesday! 

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Forefront’s Democracy Initiative Employs Fluxx Grantmaker for 2020 Census

By Casey Pechan on 11/21/2019

Next year is fast approaching and with it, some major political and social movements. In the same year, U.S. citizens will hit the polls to choose our next president we will all be asked to opt into the 24th census. Even without it being an election year, the census would have been politically charged. We all remember the controversy and back and forth that ensued when the administration tried to slip a citizenship question into the census. 

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Technology is Improving Philanthropy in More Ways Than One

By Casey Pechan on 11/14/2019

If you needed another reason to value our industry, know this: Philanthropy is one of the largest economic engines in the U.S. – employing millions of citizens, about one in 10 in the private workforce. And like any other titan, it takes the right tools and resources to drive change and propel impact at a competitive pace. 

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Opportunity Even in Recession to Grow Donations

By Casey Pechan on 11/07/2019

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Spooked by cybercrime? These 5 tips will help.

By Casey Pechan on 10/31/2019

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Consumers Care – Corporate Giving is Proof

By Casey Pechan on 10/18/2019

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5 Things You Didn’t Know Were Supported by Grants

By Casey Pechan on 10/03/2019

Philanthropy continues to evolve and expand each day. As funder and nonprofit technology rapidly advances to further connect and enable change, so are new industries pushing increasing amounts of funds towards diverse causes across the globe. In fact, aspects of our society that previously rarely felt the positive effects of grantmaking are now experiencing the benefits for themselves. 

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Funding Collaboratives are Trending, Here’s Why

By Casey Pechan on 09/26/2019

The philanthropy industry isn’t touted as fast-paced. It’s a fractured network that’s existed for thousands of years – supporting various societies throughout history. But philanthropy is changing as a swell of funding collaboratives knit together worldwide. As we continue to make strides towards improving industry collaboration, foundations are walking the talk and collaborating more deeply with each other to affect years-long (sometimes even permanent) change. They’re joining forces, pooling funds, forming important relationships throughout the sector – all in the name of wider and more immediate impact.

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