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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 by the Philanthropic Collaborative is a first-of-its-kind IMPLAN economic analysis showing that foundation grantmaking supports 8.8 million jobs, billions of dollars in wages, and adds $570 billion to the GDP over generations.

Topic: Grantmaking

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
Questions, tips and worksheets developed by the Kresge Foundation for its long-time funding method, the challenge grant.
Topic: Grantmaking

This online report highlights work by key nonprofit organizations working in Tribal communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

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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