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A report from the Rose Foundation on lessons learned from six years of grassroots grantmaking.
This research documents how 15 nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County and their allies leveraged foundation grants to secure nearly $91 of benefit for every dollar spent for Los Angeles citizens.
How can a grantmaker covert a concept into a specific request for proposals? Read about one grantmaker's efforts to build financial strength and program quality for community foundations in a casestudy from Grantcraft.
A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process.
Imagine starting a new grant-making program from scratch —no prior grantees, no established procedures, no set objectives. Read about one grantmaker's experience in establishing a rural poverty program in a casestudy from Grantcraft.
What would good foundation practice with solid evaluative inquiry at its core look like? Find out how your foundation can rethink the role of evaluation and turn it into a vital institutional tool.
Sample job descriptions for positions at Family Foundations.
Budgeting is key to financial management. Learn how to plan, develop, and use budgets for your organization in a budgeting toolkit from Civicus.
Learn about the challenges associated with executive transitions and opportunities for funders to better cope with executive management transitions from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
What can grantmaker do to help their grantees manage executive transitions more effectively? Get tips and best practices from Grantcraft.
Why are founder transitions particular complex for leaders and their organizations? Find out how founders and their boards can address departure issues from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
Although grants to individuals make additional demands on foundations both legally and administratively, they are sometimes the best way to achieve your mission objective. Find out how to design and manage a grants-to-individuals program from Grantcraft.
What are the benefits of using an interim executive director during an executive transition? Explore issues to consider when weighing whether to use an interim ED from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
Find a collection of resources on the how-tos of building your organization's budget.
The budget process is a critical component of sound financial management. Find tips to help your organization develop and maintain a healthy budget from Third Sector New England.
How can your organization implement budget cuts without compromising it's mission? Find tips and best practices for developing a strategy for budget cuts.