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This Idealware guide looks at the features and processes used by five different integrated software solutions to help community foundations manage funds, track grants, solicit donations, provide online support for donor advised funds and track accounting data.

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

Read this blueprint for family engagement, providing strategies and approaches to involving the next generation.

Audience: Family Foundation

This TCC Briefing Paper positions R&D as an alternative to "traditional evaluation" as a way to improve social innovation in the nonprofit sector.

Audience: All Funders

Mary O'Donnell, a program officer at the Retirement Research Foundation, provides an overview of how the foundation works to build capacity of nonprofits to serve older adults.

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

A case study from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Lessons from the Field: From Understanding to Impact, provides an in-depth look at how three foundations cultivate an understanding of their fields and then turn that understanding into more effective grantmaking.

Audience: All Funders

This publication explores the practice of Giving While Living as exemplified by the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies Chuck Feeney. This report includes profiles of Mr.

Audience: All Funders

From the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, the first case study analyzes a NPR story about the launch of a Ford Foundation project and examines the steps that helped make it more than a transactional news item.

Audience: All Funders

The Economic Scenario Planning (ESP) Model, or "Stress Test," allows community foundations to create five-year forecasts to answer questions such as: What will be the impact of different investment performance scenarios on asset levels?

Audience: Executive Staff
Topic: Finance