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Strategy & Collaboration

Advancing Community Leadership Through Donor Engagement highlights five community foundations working creatively with donors.

This report explores how, through the Knight Community Information Challenge, community and place-based foundations are incorporating community information needs into their work for the benefit of both their communities and foundation missions and strategies.

In this guide, contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose, building strong relationships and resolving conflicts, and figuring out if the collaborative you're in is working.

Audience: All Funders
MergeMinnesota, published by MAP for Nonprofits is a merger resource to help nonprofits better understand not only mergers, but also other forms of realignment.
Audience: All Funders
An interview conducted by The Nonprofit Quarterly with Kelvin Taketa, President and CEO of the Hawai’i Community Foundation, and Chris Van Bergeijk, HCF’s Vice President of Programs, in which they discuss nonprofits, philanthropy, and the nature of collaboration.
Audience: All Funders

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.

This book takes a no-nonsense look at the intricacies of establishing successful partnerships between nonprofit organizations, between nonprofits and for-profit companies, and between nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.
Audience: All Funders
This resource monograph developed by Philanthropy Ohio provides brief case studies of several partnerships in which foundations play or have played a pivotal role, beyond funding to convening, advocacy and technical assistance.

Does collaboration have intrinsic value? Explore the potential and pitfalls of partnership for achieving foundation's goals through a case study analysis from the Wallace Foundation.

Audience: All Funders
This significant guide puts the tools of democracy into everyone's hands. Based on the best of Blandin Foundation's 20-year experience in developing community leaders, it gives community members the tools to bring people together to make changes.

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