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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

The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (Partnership) was a ten-year funder collaborative that sought to strengthen higher education in Africa.

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

In this guide, contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose, building strong relationships and resolving conflicts, and figuring out if the collaborative you're in is working.

Audience: All Funders

From the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, this report provides examples of foundations that decided to spend down their assets within a set period of time instead of existing in perpetuity.

Audience: All Funders

A report from the Rose Foundation on lessons learned from six years of grassroots grantmaking.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking