The Alford Group Asks: What is the Future of Philanthropy?

| June 18, 2019

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The Alford Group asked clients and friends for their take on the future of philanthropy. The Alford Group. Summer Source: 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy.

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UnitingCare Community is a leading provider of community services in Queensland. We employ 2400 staff, are aided by 4800 volunteers, run 300 programs and are located at 250 client service and business sites across the state. As we’re part of the UnitingCare Queensland group of community service organisations, we have a strong values base namely: compassion, justice, respect, working together and leading through learning.

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UnitingCare Community

UnitingCare Community is a leading provider of community services in Queensland. We employ 2400 staff, are aided by 4800 volunteers, run 300 programs and are located at 250 client service and business sites across the state. As we’re part of the UnitingCare Queensland group of community service organisations, we have a strong values base namely: compassion, justice, respect, working together and leading through learning.

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