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Publication Date: November, 2010

This report from NCRP discusses how philanthropy can more effectively use limited resources to help reform and improve school systems, with specific focus on inequality in access and opportunities among underserved students.

Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Funders
Funding Area: Educational
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2010

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.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: Family Foundation
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2010

The Foundation Center has documented the opinions of foundation executives about the legislative efforts in California and Florida regarding the public disclosure of private foundation practices related to diversity in a report titled "Foundation Leaders Divided on Legislation: Supportive of Fiel

Resource Type: Report
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2010

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.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Funding Area: Arts/Culture/Humanities
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2010

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.

Resource Type: Research
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2010

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?

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

Foundations are committing more resources than ever before to communicating about their work and missions -- yet grantees continue to give funders low marks when it comes to fostering a clear understanding of what the foundation is trying to accomplish and where they fit in.

Resource Type: Sample Document/Template
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2010
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?
Resource Type: Research
Audience: Corporate Giving
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2010
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.
Resource Type: Research
Topic: Finance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2010

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.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
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

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