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Best Practice

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

Social media can be useful to your organization… but how useful? For what? What tangible results are people seeing from it?

Audience: All Funders

Copublished by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and IISC, this guide argues the value of engaging diverse stakeholders, highlights grantmakers who are bringing stakeholders into the center of their work and offers a variety of tools to help grantmakers better engage grantees, community mem

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

What is the right relationship between philanthropy and government?

Audience: All Funders

Seven tips for running a successful family foundation by Advisor Perspectives.

Audience: Family Foundation

Memorandum on the Do's and Don'ts of Corporate Foundation practice prepared by Clark Hill PLC for the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Audience: Corporate Giving

These guides are designed to help foundations consider how more diverse and inclusive practices might advance their mission by making their work more effective and more reflective of communities served. By highlighting 10 ways foundations can approach diversity, this guide seeks to spark ideas and launch further dialogue.

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.

A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning was developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

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