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Publication Date: October, 2013

Idealware partnered with Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey to create A Practical Guide to Integrated Communications: A Workbook for Nonprofits to help organizations understand how to plan, schedule, and integrate communications into cohesive messaging around your campaigns and the equally important times between them.

Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: October, 2013

A growing number of foundations and philanthropists have elected to give away their money by a fixed date rather than establish perpetual foundations.

Resource Type: Case StudyResearch
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: October, 2013

In a series of four podcasts, GrantCraft explores the values, motivations, and stories of the up-and-coming generation of philanthropists.

Resource Type: Presentation
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2013

This piece from ORS Impact captures five key insights to guide organizations as they develop ongoing Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation plans to achieve greater social impact.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2013

This PowerPoint presentation developed by Southeastern Council of Foundations provides an excellent overview to the pros and cons of different philanthropic structures for Corporate entities, including Corporate Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs, and working through Community Foundations.

Resource Type: Presentation
Audience: Corporate Giving
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2013

Philanthropic organizations of all shapes and sizes are well positioned to support Communities for a Lifetime (CfaL). This issue brief explores four roles for philanthropy in advancing CfaL work.

Resource Type: Issue Briefing
Funding Area: Seniors/Aging
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2013

A publication of the Internal Revenue Service, this document addresses activities that may jeopardize a charity's exempt status, recordkeeping, required public disclosures and other issues of importance to public charities.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Topic: Finance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: July, 2013

Employee engagement through cause is a vital means by which to strengthen employee relationships, enhance employee morale and even build critical skill sets and expertise. Plus, employees are hungry for ways to get involved in cause.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: July, 2013

Looking to upgrade your grants management technology? This chart details major foundation information system providers and their products.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Technology
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2013

This report by the Philanthropic Collaborative is a first-of-its-kind IMPLAN economic analysis showing that foundation grantmaking supports 8.8 million jobs, billions of dollars in wages, and adds $570 billion to the GDP over generations.

Resource Type: Case StudyResearch
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2013

The purpose of this document is to advance the Hewlett Foundation’s existing work to make their evaluation practices more consistent across the organization.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2013

This workbook from Idealware and NTEN addresses the disconnect between the tactical work of collecting and tracking data and the strategic work of defining and using the data for the organization's mission.

Resource Type: Sample Document/Template
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2013

As older adults are increasingly choosing to age in place, cross-cutting issues are coming to the forefront – the quality of care received by disabled or chronically ill older adults in their own homes, and the quality of the jobs of the caregivers who provide this care.

Resource Type: Issue Briefing
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2013

This benchmark report and guide is the first to examine how and what nonprofits are doing with video and what best practices have emerged.

Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2013

This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides practical tools to help you take on leadership roles in your community, with insights and experiences from a variety of community foundations.

Resource Type: Case StudyResearch
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2013

This presentation by legal and financial advisers at a Washington state community foundation convening covers danger areas for donor advised funds, fiscal sponsorship, and Form 990 issues.

Resource Type: Presentation
Topic: Finance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: February, 2013

This guide from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors suggests that funders can make their grantmaking more responsive and efficient by combining the concepts of diversity and inclusion with basic due diligence.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: February, 2013

Expanding Minds and Opportunities is a collection of articles presenting examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships demonstrating the power of afterschool and summer learning opportunities to support student success.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: February, 2013

Attention to the role of gender is most useful with programs that seek to change unhealthy behaviors, such as reproductive health and teen pregnancy, gender-based violence, substance abuse and educational under-achievement.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: February, 2013

This paper explores community democracy as a cultural choice and a potential organizing system for philanthropy using stories that demonstrate its principles and practices, primarily growing from the experience of northern California communities. 

Resource Type: Research

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