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Publication Date: January, 2013
A sample conflict of interest form for independent private foundations.
Resource Type: Sample Document/Template
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: January, 2013
Snapshot: Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving reveals the most dramatic shift in employee giving over the past decade.
Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Audience: Corporate Giving
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: January, 2013

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

Knowledgebase
Publication Date: January, 2013

Native Voices Rising is a joint research and re-granting project of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Common Counsel Foundation. This report focuses on the practices and challenges of community organizing and advocacy, focusing on the need for increased investment in and sustained support for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

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

The Ford Institute for Community Building,  a program of The Ford Family Foundation, works to help community leaders learn how to implement local solutions based on principles of effective community building. This paper describes the development and work of the The Ford Institute for Community Building.

Resource Type: Case Study
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: January, 2013

NCRP reports that the current practice of strategic philanthropy typically favors short-term metrics, is largely disconnected from grantees and the communities these nonprofits serve, and usually lacks authentic feedback to inform the strategies. Unless grantmakers explicitly address the needs of underserved communities and invest in policy and community engagement – strategies long practiced by social justice philanthropists – they are unlikely to achieve their goals.

Resource Type: Issue Briefing
Audience: Program Staff
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2012
Questions, tips and worksheets developed by the Kresge Foundation for its long-time funding method, the challenge grant.
Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2012

This guide by Jonathan Peizer, president of Internaut Consulting, provides tips for evaluating technology grant proposals.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Technology
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2012

This online report highlights work by key nonprofit organizations working in Tribal communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

Resource Type: Case StudyResearch
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2012

This case study of the Council of Michigan Foundations' Peer Action Learning Network (PALN) is part of a report from New York University's Wagner Research Center for Leadership in Action. It explores the power of learning communities to build connections and knowledge to increase organizations’ community impact.

Resource Type: Case Study
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: October, 2012
A Market Emerges: The Six Dynamics of Impact Investing reports trends and challenges in the field of impact investing.
Audience: Corporate Giving
Topic: Finance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: October, 2012

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.

Resource Type: Resource Guide
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: October, 2012

Although co-funding is not a new idea recent efforts have contributed to a more sophisticated understanding of how to ensure that co-funding arrangements have the desired impact. This report is part of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Scaling What Works initiative.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: October, 2012

What factors should you consider if you want your grant investment to have the greatest impact on student academic success? Here's what funders need to know.

Resource Type: Issue Briefing
Funding Area: Educational
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2012

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

Resource Type: Resource Guide
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2012

In this report, the Colorado Trust and Innovation Network chronicle the Trust's strategy for funding advocacy and provide a strategic evaluation for their successes and failures.

Resource Type: Case Study
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2012

By enlisting all sectors to work together, a new kind of community collaborative is making strides toward tackling powerful social issues in communities.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2012

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. This guide suggests that funders can work to improve program outcomes by helping the funding community and grantees recognize how men and women are affected by disparities in social expectations, such as codes of manhood and womanhood.

Resource Type: ResearchResource Guide
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2012

This report from the Wallace Foundation that recommends that funders boost payments for overhead, reduce burdens and invest in building nonprofits' financial management capabilities in order to help grantees build strength through better financial management.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Finance
Funding Area: Children
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2012

This report from the Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center discusses how various reform proposals could have relatively similar impacts on the federal budget but quite different effects on nonprofits and the tax rules affecting them.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Finance

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