This report from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation offers four key steps to demystifying corporate social responsibility: Fit, return, simplicity, and promotion.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
A report from the Rose Foundation on lessons learned from six years of grassroots grantmaking.
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.