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A key objective of the Scaling What Works initiative has been to translate insight and learning from grantmaker intermediaries involved with the Social Innovation Fund and share them with the broader philanthropic community. The fifth guide in the Lessons Learned series presents the benefits and challenges of partnerships between local and national funders, and highlights key considerations for both kinds of funders to foster success in their collaboration.

Audience: All Funders
This research brief summarizes early findings from a survey commissioned by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. to measure the ongoing impact of Hurricane Sandy, one year after the storm made landfall.

Idealware partnered with Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey to create A Practical Guide to Integrated Communications: A Workbook for Nonprofits to help organizations understand how to plan, schedule, and integrate communications into cohesive messaging around your campaigns and the equally important times between them.

Audience: All Funders

A growing number of foundations and philanthropists have elected to give away their money by a fixed date rather than establish perpetual foundations.

Looking to upgrade your grants management technology? This chart details major foundation information system providers and their products.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Technology

This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides practical tools to help you take on leadership roles in your community, with insights and experiences from a variety of community foundations.

Expanding Minds and Opportunities is a collection of articles presenting examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships demonstrating the power of afterschool and summer learning opportunities to support student success.

Audience: All Funders

This paper explores community democracy as a cultural choice and a potential organizing system for philanthropy using stories that demonstrate its principles and practices, primarily growing from the experience of northern California communities. 

Snapshot: Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving reveals the most dramatic shift in employee giving over the past decade.
Audience: Corporate Giving
Topic: Grantmaking
A Market Emerges: The Six Dynamics of Impact Investing reports trends and challenges in the field of impact investing.
Audience: Corporate Giving
Topic: Finance

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