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A joint study by Convio, Edge Research and Sea Change Strategies analyzing mobile trends and adoption rates across Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Mature donors.

Audience: All Funders

Fueling Impact describes how community foundations are finding new sources of support and diversifying their revenue base

Topic: Finance

This study finds that foundations responded to the economic crisis in a targeted and timely manner, with grants directed toward communities with the most need.

Topic: Grantmaking
African American family foundations have grown in number and in popularity, at least in part due to the fact that African Americans expressly prefer giving to organizations that are close to them and that aid their community.
Audience: Family Foundation

Chapin Hall's work on embedded philanthropy began in 2003, as an outgrowth of a long-standing research program on philanthropy and community change.

Audience: All Funders

This report summarizes a survey of 459 nonprofit staff members who were already using social media at their organizations. Idealware asked the staff members what tools they were using and how effectively they thought those tools were meeting particular goals.

How to measure the value and results of corporate philanthropy remains one of corporate giving professionals’ greatest challenges. This report offers a review of recent measurement studies, models, and evidence drawn from complementary business disciplines as well as the social sector.

Audience: Corporate Giving
Women's Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders adds the valuable perspective of personal narrative to understanding the growth of giving circles over the past ten years. Focused on the motivations, challenges, and opportunities of the 18 giving circle founders interviewed, the booklet is a testament to two factors that propelled this grassroots phenomenon – media interest and the powerful women’s social network.
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
This brief explores the world of nonprofit mergers and alliances from a donor-focused perspective.
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Finance

This study of family foundations in 2008 summarizes key findings regarding how many active family foundations are planning to spend down or exist in perpetuity (or have not yet made a decision), and examines their motivations and decision-making.

Audience: Family Foundation

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