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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

More than 50 percent of executives consider sustainability-managing environmental, social and governance issues-"very" or "extremely" important in a wide range of areas, including new-product development, reputation building, and overall corporate strategy, according to the latest McKinsey survey

Resource Type: Report
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
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2010

The use of program-related investments, or PRIs, is somewhat rare, but expanding. A new analysis from the Foundation Center documents the who, what, how and where of recent foundation PRI activity.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: Executive Staff
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2010

A joint study by Convio, Edge Research and Sea Change Strategies analyzing mobile trends and adoption rates across Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Mature donors.

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

The Economic Scenario Planning (ESP) Model, or "Stress Test," allows community foundations to create five-year forecasts to answer questions such as: What will be the impact of different investment performance scenarios on asset levels?

Audience: Executive Staff
Topic: Finance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2010

Fueling Impact describes how community foundations are finding new sources of support and diversifying their revenue base

Resource Type: Research
Topic: Finance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2010

This study finds that foundations responded to the economic crisis in a targeted and timely manner, with grants directed toward communities with the most need.

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

Seven tips for running a successful family foundation by Advisor Perspectives.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: Family Foundation
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: April, 2010
African American family foundations have grown in number and in popularity, at least in part due to the fact that African Americans expressly prefer giving to organizations that are close to them and that aid their community.
Resource Type: Research
Audience: Family Foundation
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: March, 2010

Chapin Hall's work on embedded philanthropy began in 2003, as an outgrowth of a long-standing research program on philanthropy and community change.

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

This report summarizes a survey of 459 nonprofit staff members who were already using social media at their organizations. Idealware asked the staff members what tools they were using and how effectively they thought those tools were meeting particular goals.

Resource Type: Research

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