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Community Capacity Working Glossary

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Publication date: 
09/2012

A working glossary of terms to help shape a common language for work in Community Capacity. This glossary is intended to help promote philanthropy's roles in building community capacity by defining core concepts and closely related terms.

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Reaching Out: Board Ambassadors for Growth in Community Foundations

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Publication date: 
01/2012

Participants in the James Irvine Foundation's Community Foundations Initiative II share how board members can contribute mightily to growth in the visibility and assets of their organizations. They focus on setting clear expectations, providing continuous education, developing needed tools and equipment, creating positive opportunities and experiences, and establishing the right environment for success.

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Your Toolkit for Successful Evaluations

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Publication date: 
05/2010

This resource has been designed and assembled by the Macro International evaluation team with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a starter kit to promote the integration of effective evaluation into grantmaker education programs.

Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking: Lessons from the Gulf Coast

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Publication date: 
04/2008
This comprehensive report shares the experiences of donors that provided funding following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and offers a blueprint for future philanthropic intervention following such disasters.

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