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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

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.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

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.

Topic: Grantmaking

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.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

Copublished by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and IISC, this guide argues the value of engaging diverse stakeholders, highlights grantmakers who are bringing stakeholders into the center of their work and offers a variety of tools to help grantmakers better engage grantees, community mem

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Topic: Grantmaking
This resource has been designed and assembled by the Macro International evaluation team with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a starter kit to promote the integration of effective evaluation into grantmaker education programs.
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Topic: Grantmaking

This study finds that foundations responded to the economic crisis in a targeted and timely manner, with grants directed toward communities with the most need.

Topic: Grantmaking

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

A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning was developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

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