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August 11, 2014
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What Government Liaisons Can Do for Nonprofits

Rex Larson/MLIVE.COM /Landov

Michigan’s spiraling economy spurred a partnership between the state and foundations to simplify the process of getting benefits to the unemployed.

State benefits offices in Michigan were inundated during the 2008 recession with requests from laid-off workers seeking help, and quickly found themselves unable to keep up.

As foundation leaders and state government officials scrambled to overhaul...

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