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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
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2012

How Can Grantmakers Focus on Nonprofit Talent to Grow Impact? explores the importance of supporting nonprofit talent development, the unique talent needs of nonprofits seeking to grow their impact and how grantmakers can help.

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

This how-to primer from Mission Investors Exchange is a comprehensive tool to increase your understanding about making program-related investments (PRIs).

Resource Type: Best Practice
Topic: Finance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2012

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Collaborative Funding for Greater Impact explains the mechanics of forming and managing a co-funding partnership and offers takeaways for how this experience can apply to other communities.

Resource Type: Case Study
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2012

This updated edition of a GrantCraft guide reflects key changes in philanthropy, from the rise of social media to a growing tendency to scan continuously for changes and opportunities.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2012

This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides advice and examples on best to structure staff to achieve your mission while controlling your operating budget and achieving financial stability.

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

Idealware's Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook shows how to develop policies and practices for your organization.

Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2012

Why Family Foundations Lose Their Way: A Founders' Guide to Long-Term Philanthropic Success discusses dangers and mistakes in establishing and running a family foundation.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: Family Foundation
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2012

This report highlights three philanthropic efforts to build the capacity of local communities in the West - The Ford Family Foundation’’s Ford Institute Leadership Program, the Northwest Area Foundation’’s Horizons Program, and the Orton Family Foundation’’s Heart and Soul Community Planning Program.

Resource Type: Case Study
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: April, 2012

The Council on Foundations International Grantmaking program provides a number of resources on international grantmaking, including a thorough introduction to the primary issues facing funders working outside US borders.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: April, 2012

This report summarizes challenges to economic and business development in Native American communities.  These challenges were identified during the 2011 Growing Economies in Indian Country: Taking Stock of Partnerships and Progress (GEIC) workshop series. 

Resource Type: Issue Briefing

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