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What's Next for Community Philanthropy? Toolkit

Publication date: 
07/2014

This new initiative from The Monitor Institute encourages community foundations to think creatively about the future, build on past successes and explore innovative new possibilities. The “What’s Next for Community Philanthropy” toolkit aims to help community philanthropy organizations apply innovation and design methodologies to think creatively about their business models and the broader future of the field.

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Gender Transformative Philanthropy

Publication date: 
02/2013

Attention to the role of gender is most useful with programs that seek to change unhealthy behaviors, such as reproductive health and teen pregnancy, gender-based violence, substance abuse and educational under-achievement. This guide suggests that funders can work to improve program outcomes by helping the funding community and grantees recognize how men and women are affected by disparities in social expectations, such as codes of manhood and womanhood.

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Helping Grantees Build Management Skills

Publication date: 
01/2013

Funders can support effective leadership in grantee organizations and foster good management practices by offering resources for training and coaching to build the capacity of nonprofits.

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The Wisdom of Communities, How the Ford Institute helps rural people achieve their own vision of vitality

Publication date: 
01/2013

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.

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Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges

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08/2012

By enlisting all sectors to work together, a new kind of community collaborative is making strides toward tackling powerful social issues in communities. In the report, “Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges,” members of the White House Council for Community Solutions and Bridgespan took a look at how exemplary collaboratives made needle-moving progress (10-percent progress in a community-wide metric) on key challenges facing their communities.

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