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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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for private foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.
This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for community and public foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of these foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.
The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (Partnership) was a ten-year funder collaborative that sought to strengthen higher education in Africa.
This white paper examines the relationship between encouraging sustainable communities and enhancing access to opportunity for lower-income people and people of color.
This report discusses how employees' perceptions of their organizations' concern for community and environment are linked to their level of organizational commitment.
This report from the California Endowment presents finding from a study of health disparities and trauma among African-American and Latino/ Hispanic boys, the underlying social inequality and negative neighborhood conditions, the need for a healing approach and best practices for overcoming dispa
Money for Good addresses the behaviors and motivations of Americans related to their charitable giving and impact investing.
For anyone involved in social change communications, this report provides evidence and guidance on connecting people to stories that demonstrate what works.
Are your grantees ready for General Operating Support? The Funders' Giving Tree walks funders through questions about how to best allocate funding and when general operating support makes the most sense.
Social media can be useful to your organization… but how useful? For what? What tangible results are people seeing from it?
This new research report by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and McKinsey & Company describes five issues likely to have the greatest effect on how companies engage with society in the next decade.