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Issue Briefing

This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for community and public foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of these foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.

Topic: Public Policy

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.

This brief explores the world of nonprofit mergers and alliances from a donor-focused perspective.
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Finance
MergeMinnesota, published by MAP for Nonprofits is a merger resource to help nonprofits better understand not only mergers, but also other forms of realignment.
Audience: All Funders
Resource for top officers who sign the Form 990-PF to understand the important safeguards they should undertake before signing the tax return.
Audience: Family Foundation
Topic: Finance

In the Activation Point, you will find best practices for planning for persuasion, tailored to the unique needs of social change organizations. 

Audience: All Funders
The Quality of Life Through End-of-Life Care Issue Brief is full of suggestions to support end of life and palliative care efforts.
Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking
Promoting Health, Strengthening Communities Issue Brief is based on GIA's Regional Issues Forum in Atlanta and provides ideals for funding health-related projects.
Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking
The Home for Life Issue Brief covers programs involving aging in place.
Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking
Linking Generations for a Stronger Community focuses on intergenerational programming.
Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking

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