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About Philanthropy

From the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, the first case study analyzes a NPR story about the launch of a Ford Foundation project and examines the steps that helped make it more than a transactional news item.

Audience: All Funders

The State of Metropolitan America is a signature effort of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program that portrays the demographic and social trends shaping the nation’s essential economic and societal units—its large metropolitan areas—and discusses what they imply for public policies to secure

Audience: All Funders

Chapin Hall's work on embedded philanthropy began in 2003, as an outgrowth of a long-standing research program on philanthropy and community change.

Audience: All Funders

This report summarizes a survey of 459 nonprofit staff members who were already using social media at their organizations. Idealware asked the staff members what tools they were using and how effectively they thought those tools were meeting particular goals.

From the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, this report provides examples of foundations that decided to spend down their assets within a set period of time instead of existing in perpetuity.

Audience: All Funders

An online searchable database of vetted consultants with experience working with grantmakers.

Audience: All Funders

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.

Find a collection of resources on the how-tos of building your organization's budget.

Audience: Non Profit Staff

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.

Audience: Non Profit Staff

What can grantmaker do to help their grantees manage executive transitions more effectively? Get tips and best practices from Grantcraft.

Audience: Executive Staff

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