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Publication Date: September, 2010

This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for private foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.

Resource Type: Issue Briefing
Topic: Public Policy
Funding Area: Civil/Advocacy/Policy
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2010

This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for community and public foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of these foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.

Resource Type: Issue Briefing
Topic: Public Policy
Funding Area: Civil/Advocacy/Policy
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2010

This white paper examines the relationship between encouraging sustainable communities and enhancing access to opportunity for lower-income people and people of color.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2010

This report discusses how employees' perceptions of their organizations' concern for community and environment are linked to their level of organizational commitment.

Resource Type: Research
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2010

This report from the California Endowment presents finding from a study of health disparities and trauma among African-American and Latino/ Hispanic boys, the underlying social inequality and negative neighborhood conditions, the need for a healing approach and best practices for overcoming dispa

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2010

Money for Good addresses the behaviors and motivations of Americans related to their charitable giving and impact investing.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2010

For anyone involved in social change communications, this report provides evidence and guidance on connecting people to stories that demonstrate what works.

Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Funding Area: Children
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2010

Are your grantees ready for General Operating Support? The Funders' Giving Tree walks funders through questions about how to best allocate funding and when general operating support makes the most sense.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2010

Social media can be useful to your organization… but how useful? For what? What tangible results are people seeing from it?

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: July, 2010

This new research report by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and McKinsey & Company describes five issues likely to have the greatest effect on how companies engage with society in the next decade.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: Corporate Giving
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: July, 2010

This publication explores the practice of Giving While Living as exemplified by the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies Chuck Feeney. This report includes profiles of Mr.

Resource Type: Case StudyResearch
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2010

This study published by Duke University explores the immediate and longer-term implications of networked digital technologies for philanthropy.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2010

Copublished by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and IISC, this guide argues the value of engaging diverse stakeholders, highlights grantmakers who are bringing stakeholders into the center of their work and offers a variety of tools to help grantmakers better engage grantees, community mem

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2010
This report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls for a renewed emphasis on reading success by outlining the challenges, issuing recommendations and providing state-level data to help stakeholders rally around this critical call to action.
Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2010

From the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, the first case study analyzes a NPR story about the launch of a Ford Foundation project and examines the steps that helped make it more than a transactional news item.

Resource Type: Case Study
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2010

The State of Metropolitan America is a signature effort of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program that portrays the demographic and social trends shaping the nation’s essential economic and societal units—its large metropolitan areas—and discusses what they imply for public policies to secure

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2010

What is the right relationship between philanthropy and government?

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2010
This resource has been designed and assembled by the Macro International evaluation team with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a starter kit to promote the integration of effective evaluation into grantmaker education programs.
Resource Type: Sample Document/Template
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Funding Area: Disaster Response/Relief
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2010

Advancing Community Leadership Through Donor Engagement highlights five community foundations working creatively with donors.

Resource Type: Research
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2010

This report explores how, through the Knight Community Information Challenge, community and place-based foundations are incorporating community information needs into their work for the benefit of both their communities and foundation missions and strategies.

Resource Type: Research

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