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This study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University investigates how family foundations manage governance, decision making, and, especially, daily work activities when the number of local board members diminishes.

Audience: Family Foundation
Topic: Governance

Addressing a community’s information needs is a critical aspect of supporting a vibrant and healthy democracy. As community and place-based foundations increase their participation in this work, they realize they cannot do it alone.

Audience: All Funders

A five-step guide to formalize your organization's response to disasters.

Audience: Corporate Giving

Creating a New World of Learning: A Toolkit for Changemakers is a guide to help individuals and organizations become active catalysts and creators of a new world of learning. This new world of learning will:

Audience: All Funders

This report from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation offers four key steps to demystifying corporate social responsibility: Fit, return, simplicity, and promotion.

Audience: Corporate Giving

This briefing paper on Scaling What Works takes a look at how networks can support the efforts of grantmakers to build relationships, harness complementary resources and work together to scale impact.

Topic: Grantmaking

Find out how to read IRS Form 990 and the ten most significant items of information found in it.

Audience: Executive Staff
Topic: Finance

The Association of Small Foundations and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund report "The Best of Both Worlds: Using Private Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds" provides an analysis of donor-advised funds and foundations and offers guidance on choosing the appropriate giving vehicles and the best w

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

For anyone involved in social change communications, this report provides evidence and guidance on connecting people to stories that demonstrate what works.

Are your grantees ready for General Operating Support? The Funders' Giving Tree walks funders through questions about how to best allocate funding and when general operating support makes the most sense.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

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