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Charitable Giving in America

Publication date: 
12/2013

America’s commitment to philanthropy is unique among nations. Arthur Brooks takes a deeper look at Americans' generosity and shows how recipients of charitable donations will be impacted by changes in tax rates and proposed caps on charitable deductions.

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Local and National Funder Collaborations

Publication date: 
11/2013

A key objective of the Scaling What Works initiative has been to translate insight and learning from grantmaker intermediaries involved with the Social Innovation Fund and share them with the broader philanthropic community. The fifth guide in the Lessons Learned series presents the benefits and challenges of partnerships between local and national funders, and highlights key considerations for both kinds of funders to foster success in their collaboration.

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Catalyzing Regional Economic Transformation: Lessons from Funder Collaboration in Northeast Ohio

Publication date: 
11/2013

The Fund for Our Economic Future brought together a set of philanthropic institutions from across Northeast Ohio to promote a regional approach for increasing economic prosperity and opportunity. The original 28 Fund members committed a total of $30 million over three years to begin restoring regional economic competitiveness through pooled grantmaking, research and convening.

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Economic Impacts of 2010 Foundation Grantmaking on the U.S. Economy

Publication date: 
06/2013

This report by the Philanthropic Collaborative is a first-of-its-kind IMPLAN economic analysis showing that foundation grantmaking supports 8.8 million jobs, billions of dollars in wages, and adds $570 billion to the GDP over generations. The report also looks at the economic impacts of eight case studies from across the country.

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What Funders Need to Know: Quality Care = Quality Jobs

Publication date: 
06/2013

As older adults are increasingly choosing to age in place, cross-cutting issues are coming to the forefront – the quality of care received by disabled or chronically ill older adults in their own homes, and the quality of the jobs of the caregivers who provide this care.

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Learning to Lead

Publication date: 
05/2013

This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides practical tools to help you take on leadership roles in your community, with insights and experiences from a variety of community foundations.

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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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Philanthropy and the Regeneration of Community Democracy

Publication date: 
02/2013

This paper explores community democracy as a cultural choice and a potential organizing system for philanthropy using stories that demonstrate its principles and practices, primarily growing from the experience of northern California communities.  This experience offers a framework of principles and a beginning set of conclusions about how philanthropy can develop productive partnerships from the perspective of a place-based, community democracy.

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Native Voices Rising, A Case for Funding Native-Led Change

Publication date: 
01/2013

Native Voices Rising is a joint research and re-granting project of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Common Counsel Foundation. This report focuses on the practices and challenges of community organizing and advocacy, focusing on the need for increased investment in and sustained support for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

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