The Association of Small Foundations and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund report "The Best of Both Worlds: Using Private Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds" provides an analysis of donor-advised funds and foundations and offers guidance on choosing the appropriate giving vehicles and the best way to use them.
A case study from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Lessons from the Field: From Understanding to Impact, provides an in-depth look at how three foundations cultivate an understanding of their fields and then turn that understanding into more effective 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.
The growing list of online social media sites makes choosing the right route complicated. From Facebook to YouTube to Digg and beyond, which media outlets will net the most bang for the buck in terms of customer communication, brand exposure, traffic, and SEO?
The purpose of this case study is to share with other foundations some of the benefits and lessons learned thus far by the Foellinger Foundation as grantees have implemented an unconventional type of grant.
Seven tips for running a successful family foundation by Advisor Perspectives.
A report from the Rose Foundation on lessons learned from six years of grassroots grantmaking.
Memorandum on the Do's and Don'ts of Corporate Foundation Practice prepared by Clark Hill PLC for the Council of Michigan Foundations.
Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.
A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process. Explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, and nourish change inside your own foundation from Grantcraft.