This document offers an agenda for corporate practitioners to align and engage their efforts with that of their core business and to use new resources and ideas to enhance their company’s positive impact on society.
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Addressing a community’s information needs is a critical aspect of supporting a vibrant and healthy democracy. As community and place-based foundations increase their participation in this work, they realize they cannot do it alone.
A five-step guide to formalize your organization's response to disasters.
Report generated by the U.S. Department of Education following six official consultations with tribal leaders and American Indian educators across the country in 2010.
This curated collection of online tools, tutorials and resources is designed to help nonprofits and ethnic and community news organizations navigate the often intimidating and ever-evolving new media landscape.
This TCC Briefing Paper positions R&D as an alternative to "traditional evaluation" as a way to improve social innovation in the nonprofit sector.
In order to explore how to increase the value of coalitions, this report from TCC Group and the California Endowment examines the questions: "What are coalitions?" and "How can we monitor their progress and effectiveness?"
This report from Bridgespan presents practical approaches to convert the vision of a strategic plan into tangible actions with links to templates that illustrate the types of tools used to lead implementation.
This report offers succession planning through leadership development an alternative to the status quo. Instead of expecting new leaders to rise to the occasion, this report proposes that, when leadership opportunities arise, organizations should dedicate resources, human and financial, to developing the talent pipeline and proactively, openly discussing succession plans at all levels of leadership, not simply the CEO/Executive Director role.
This report presents findings from the Communications Network 2011 Survey of Foundation Communications Professionals, a comprehensive exploration of the field of foundation communications practice.
This briefing paper on Scaling What Works takes a look at how networks can support the efforts of grantmakers to build relationships, harness complementary resources and work together to scale impact.
This guide developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors shows how individuals and family foundations can improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.
This study produced by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides an overview of the effectiveness and accomplishments of various communications training opportunities offered to grantees.
This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds that grantees do not view the reporting and evaluation requirements of grantmakers of particular value in strengthening their organizations and programs.
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.
The Project Streamline Grantmaker Assessment Tool is an online survey that generates a comparative report about your grantmaking processes. This tool will enable you to compare your grantmaking processes to those of other funders, as well as to the principles described in the report, Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose.
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.
This is a series of reports and research produced by Solpath and Idealware that provides consumer reporting and analysis of grants management systems/vendors.
An article by Alice Buhl introduces a wide range of models from which families can choose to determine how to compose board, staff or advisory committees.
A new report co-produced by the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, the Williams Group, and the Communications Network, explores the value of foundation annual reports: why we do them and whether they do any good. Is there a better way for foundations to communicate about their work?