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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.

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

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

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

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

What does effectiveness mean to foundations? Explore definitions, challenges, and tips for evaluating foundation effectiveness.

Audience: All Funders

What is participatory communications and what role can it play in the development process? Explore 50 stories and profiles where communications played an essential role in empowering communities for social change from the Communication for Social Change Consortium.

Audience: All Funders

Does collaboration have intrinsic value? Explore the potential and pitfalls of partnership for achieving foundation's goals through a case study analysis from the Wallace Foundation.

Audience: All Funders

How can foundations move from interest to action in developing media relations? Read about key lessons learned from the Foundations Media Relations Project, an effort to boost the media capabilities of five regional associations.

Audience: All Funders

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