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

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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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Nonprofit Budget Tips

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Publication date: 
05/2008

The budget process is a critical component of sound financial management. Find tips to help your organization develop and maintain a healthy budget from Third Sector New England.

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The Ingredients of a Press Kit

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Publication date: 
04/2007

Foundations must give serious thought to how much should be given away today and what should be saved for the future. Written with a particular advocacy position, this academic paper from the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations provides a good summary of both sides of the foundation payout debate.

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A Closer Look at Foundation Administrative Expenses

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Amid the growing public scrutiny of philanthropy in recent years, legislators, the media and the general public are taking a closer look at foundations’ administrative expenses. This article offers some guidance to help foundations manage, benchmark and report their administrative expenses in ways that can effectively demonstrate and ensure they are spending their dollars wisely to fulfill the public trust.

Developing a Whistleblower Policy

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The heightened focus on nonprofit accountability in recent years has spurred calls for foundations and public charities to have adequate policies and procedures in place to ensure sound governance. One such policy that has become a recommended best practice for the sector is a whistleblower protection policy, yet most nonprofits still don’t have one. Here are some basic issues to consider when developing a whistleblower protection policy for your grantmaking organization.

“Why I Regret Pushing Strategic Philanthropy”

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Back in 2009, Hal Harvey co-authored Money Well Spent, a handbook on strategic philanthropy.   In this refreshingly blunt opinion piece, he shares his concerns about the unintended consequences that can result from strategic philanthropy – among them, exacerbating the inherent power imbalance between funders and nonprofits.  Check out Harvey’s sound suggestions on how to navigate a course with your grantees that is strategic, but not suffocating. 
 

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