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August 11, 2014
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Government Liaisons Help Nonprofits Get Attention They Need

Scott Goldsmith, for The Chronicle

Betty Cruz, Pittsburgh’s first nonprofit liaison, meets weekly with the mayor and is working on an effort to provide jobs for veterans and immigrants. Her salary is split between the city and a group of foundations.

One morning in June, Karen Aldridge-Eason, the director of Michigan’s Office of Foundation Liaison, got a call from the lieutenant governor’s office seeking contact information on state foundations that might fund mental-health programs.

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