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Publication Date: June, 2011
Not sure how to integrate cause into your company’s employee engagement strategy? Network for Good is here to help.
Resource Type: Research
Audience: Corporate Giving
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2011
Mary O'Donnell, a program officer at the Retirement Research Foundation, provides an overview of how the foundation works to build capacity of nonprofits to serve older adults.
Resource Type: Case Study
Audience: All Funders
Funding Area: Seniors/Aging
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2011

This report offers succession planning through leadership development an alternative to the status quo.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Governance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2011

This report from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation offers four key steps to demystifying corporate social responsibility: Fit, return, simplicity, and promotion.

Resource Type: Best PracticeCase Study
Audience: Corporate Giving
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2011

This briefing paper on Scaling What Works takes a look at how networks can support the efforts of grantmakers to build relationships, harness complementary resources and work together to scale impact.

Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2011

This guide developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors shows how individuals and family foundations can improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.

Resource Type: Research
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: March, 2011

This study produced by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides an overview of the effectiveness and accomplishments of various communications training opportunities offered to grantees.

Resource Type: Research
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: February, 2011

The Association of Small Foundations and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund report "The Best of Both Worlds: Using Private Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds" provides an analysis of donor-advised funds and foundations and offers guidance on choosing the appropriate giving vehicles and the best w

Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: January, 2011

The Collaboration Prize is a $250,000 national award designed to identify and showcase models of collaboration among nonprofit organizations. It was created and funded by The Lodestar Foundation in collaboration with members of t

Resource Type: ResearchWebsite
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: January, 2011
Sample disaster preparedness and recovery plans for foundations.
Resource Type: Sample Document/Template
Audience: All Funders
Funding Area: Disaster Response/Relief
Knowledgebase
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

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