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This paper explores community democracy as a cultural choice and a potential organizing system for philanthropy using stories that demonstrate its principles and practices, primarily growing from the experience of northern California communities.
This guide from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors suggests that funders can make their grantmaking more responsive and efficient by combining the concepts of diversity and inclusion with basic due diligence.
Snapshot: Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving reveals the most dramatic shift in employee giving over the past decade.
This toolkit from North Carolina Network of Grantmakers gives practical information on establishing a fellowship program to support the next generation of foundation leaders.
This report estimates the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of Hurricane Sandy on the economy of New Jersey using the R/ECON™ forecasting model of the state’s economy. The model consists of more than 250 quarterly time-series equations and 30 employment sectors.
A sample conflict of interest form for independent private foundations.
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.
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.
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.
Issue-oriented resource guides for funders dealing with the aftermath of a disaster.
Disaster relief information and resources for funders or individuals who want to support organizations responding to Hurricane Sandy.
This report from the Investment Strategy Group (ISG) in the Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division provides a new approach to strategic asset allocation, which leverages the idea that long-term investment returns derive from multiple distinct sources called “return-generating factors.”
Questions, tips and worksheets developed by the Kresge Foundation for its long-time funding method, the challenge grant.
The Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program provides up to $150,000 in grant funding assistance to eligible homeowners. The RREM Program will provide funds to help homeowners repair their primary residence damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
This guide by Jonathan Peizer, president of Internaut Consulting, provides tips for evaluating technology grant proposals.
This online report highlights work by key nonprofit organizations working in Tribal communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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.
Best practice guides for funders responding to disaster relief.
A Market Emerges: The Six Dynamics of Impact Investing reports trends and challenges in the field of impact investing.
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.