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This study produced by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides an overview of the effectiveness and accomplishments of various communications training opportunities offered to grantees.

The Association of Small Foundations and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund report "The Best of Both Worlds: Using Private Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds" provides an analysis of donor-advised funds and foundations and offers guidance on choosing the appropriate giving vehicles and the best w

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

The Collaboration Prize is a $250,000 national award designed to identify and showcase models of collaboration among nonprofit organizations. It was created and funded by The Lodestar Foundation in collaboration with members of t

Audience: All Funders

An article by Alice Buhl introduces a wide range of models from which families can choose to determine how to compose board, staff or advisory committees.

Audience: Family Foundation

This report from Grantmakers in the Arts discusses practices that arts funders have adopted which have inadvertently contributed to the chronic undercapitalization of the sector and suggests practices for the future.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is, a report from the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, describes how foundations can talk about the value they bring society in a way that speaks to more than the money they grant.

Topic: Grantmaking

A new report co-produced by the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, the Williams Group, and the Communications Network, explores the value of foundation annual reports: why we do them and whether they do any good. Is there a better way for foundations to communicate about their work?

Audience: All Funders
The business community sees the promise of workplace volunteerism and, in fact, has very high expectations for what volunteerism can accomplish. But are high expectations enough?
Audience: Corporate Giving
This research into the state of philanthropic learning finds that foundations over-invest in stand-alone learning activities and publishing “lessons learned” at the end of a program.
Topic: Finance

This report clarifies and broadens the definition of capacity building. The findings of this report represent a collective body of information that will be useful to the social, public, and private sectors.

Audience: All Funders

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