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Lumina Foundation's signature report on college attainment statistics is designed to track the progress toward its goal of having 60% of Americans hold a post-secondary degree or credential by the year 2025.

Building a Culture of Capitalization in Your Organization, is written for nonprofit arts organizations and shares findings from NFF's study of 36 capital grants made by the Kresge Foundation between 2010 and 2012.

Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking

Recommendations for Capital Grantmakers, is written for arts funders who are looking to make smart and impactful investments.

Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking

Based on Nonprofit Finance Fund's research and analysis of 147 nonprofit child care centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the report demystifies the financial, business and systemic barriers to expanding high-quality care—and begins to identify how to increase access for more children.

Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking

This report explores how 18 organizations raise and spend money and the role that reach and engagement play in their efforts to connect with audiences and derive revenue from those connections.

Audience: Program Staff

A sample conflict of interest form for independent private foundations.

NCRP reports that the current practice of strategic philanthropy typically favors short-term metrics, is largely disconnected from grantees and the communities these nonprofits serve, and usually lacks authentic feedback to inform the strategies. Unless grantmakers explicitly address the needs of underserved communities and invest in policy and community engagement – strategies long practiced by social justice philanthropists – they are unlikely to achieve their goals.

Audience: Program Staff

Questions, tips and worksheets developed by the Kresge Foundation for its long-time funding method, the challenge grant.

Topic: Grantmaking

The Rural Development Philanthropy Learning Network is a diverse group of community foundations and funds, and philanthropic and rural development organizations that exchange experience, knowledge and skills to increase rural assets and improve rural livelihood.

The Quality of Life Through End-of-Life Care Issue Brief is full of suggestions to support end of life and palliative care efforts.

Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking

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