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Best Practice

There are many ways to start a giving circle. These 10 steps can give you a starting point and a basic roadmap.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

This report includes the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars. It attempts to answer the questions: What differentiates an exemplary foundation from the rest of its peers?

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

MergeMinnesota, published by MAP for Nonprofits is a merger resource to help nonprofits better understand not only mergers, but also other forms of realignment.

Audience: All Funders

Learn how to help victims of disasters in ways that comply with federal tax rules that apply to charitable organizations from the Internal Revenue Service.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process.

Audience: All Funders

What would good foundation practice with solid evaluative inquiry at its core look like? Find out how your foundation can rethink the role of evaluation and turn it into a vital institutional tool.

Audience: All Funders

Budgeting is key to financial management. Learn how to plan, develop, and use budgets for your organization in a budgeting toolkit from Civicus.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Finance

What can grantmaker do to help their grantees manage executive transitions more effectively? Get tips and best practices from Grantcraft.

Audience: Executive Staff

Why are founder transitions particular complex for leaders and their organizations? Find out how founders and their boards can address departure issues from the Annie E Casey Foundation.

Audience: Executive Staff
Topic: Governance

What are the benefits of using an interim executive director during an executive transition? Explore issues to consider when weighing whether to use an interim ED from the Annie E Casey Foundation.

Audience: Executive Staff
Topic: Governance

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