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Donating money to modify public thinking and government policy has now taken its place next to service-centered giving as a constructive branch of philanthropy. Many donors now view public-policy reform as a necessary adjunct to their efforts to improve lives directly. This book was written to help donors navigate the obstacles of public-policy philanthropy.
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Since success in philanthropy often depends on working with or around government, The Bridgespan Group put together advice on how to approach these collaborations.
Audience: All Funders
The Global Employee Engagement Report: A Corporate Responsibility Practitioner’s Guide is designed to provide practical information to companies looking to expand their employee engagement programs internationally.
Audience: Corporate Giving

Building Power through Data-Sharing: Issues and Opportunities for Environmental Health and Justice Funders, a new report from Health and Environmental Funders Network, explores ways funders can build power in their fields through investments in data-sharing.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Technology

Planning to Win: The Just Enough Guide for Campaigners uses a six-step process to help organizations and coalitions build effective plans that lead to winning behavior, corporate or policy change campaigns.

Audience: Corporate Giving
A marketing and publicity guide from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

This toolkit from North Carolina Network of Grantmakers gives practical information on establishing a fellowship program to support the next generation of foundation leaders.

The Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation Program provided funds to help homeowners repair their primary residence damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

The legal staff at the Packard Foundation, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and Moore Foundation developed this free, first-of-its-kind resource, which covers the basic legal rules around what staff are allowed to fund and engage in at a private foundation.

Audience: All Funders

A working glossary of terms to help shape a common language for work in Community Capacity.