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This report identifies defining elements of strategic foundation leaders; characteristics of their plans, communications, grantmaking, and assessments; need to back strategic plans with logic models; and challenges. Includes excerpts of interviews and case summaries.

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

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

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

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

Imagine starting a new grant-making program from scratch —no prior grantees, no established procedures, no set objectives. Read about one grantmaker's experience in establishing a rural poverty program in a casestudy from Grantcraft.

How can a grantmaker covert a concept into a specific request for proposals? Read about one grantmaker's efforts to build financial strength and program quality for community foundations in a casestudy from Grantcraft.

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

Although grants to individuals make additional demands on foundations both legally and administratively, they are sometimes the best way to achieve your mission objective. Find out how to design and manage a grants-to-individuals program from Grantcraft.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

How can grantmakers measure if communications for social change are working? Find guidelines for measuring social change and explore case studies with varying levels of success from the Communication for Social Change Consortium.

Audience: All Funders

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