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Communications

How can funders get started both thinking about and actually investing in news and information projects? This booklet is a quick primer for foundations interested in making media, journalism or community-information grants.

Audience: All Funders

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?

Audience: All Funders

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.

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For anyone involved in social change communications, this report provides evidence and guidance on connecting people to stories that demonstrate what works.

Social media can be useful to your organization… but how useful? For what? What tangible results are people seeing from it?

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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.

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A joint study by Convio, Edge Research and Sea Change Strategies analyzing mobile trends and adoption rates across Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Mature donors.

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A database maintained by Social Media Governance including over 125 sample social media policies from major corporations and nonprofits.

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This report identifies defining elements of strategic foundation leaders; characteristics of their plans, communications, grantmaking, and assessments; need to back strategic plans with logic models; and challenges. Includes excerpts of interviews and case summaries.

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All online communities and social networks that rely on users to contribute content or build services share one property: most users don't contribute. Find out how participation inequality can affect your blog or online community from Jakob Nielsen.

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