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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.
A growing number of African-American philanthropists are relying on family foundations for their charitable giving, preferring to put their trust in organizations they are close to and that aid the African-American community, this report from the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation finds.
Advancing Community Leadership Through Donor Engagement highlights five community foundations working creatively with donors.
This report explores how, through the Knight Community Information Challenge, community and place-based foundations are incorporating community information needs into their work for the benefit of both their communities and foundation missions and strategies.
The use of program-related investments, or PRIs, is somewhat rare, but expanding. A new analysis from the Foundation Center documents the who, what, how and where of recent foundation PRI activity. To learn how others are leveraging the impact of this non-grantmaking tactic, download the full report.
A joint study by Convio, Edge Research and Sea Change Strategies analyzing mobile trends and adoption rates across Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Mature donors.
The Economic Scenario Planning (ESP) Model, or "Stress Test," allows community foundations to create five-year forecasts to answer questions such as: What will be the impact of different investment performance scenarios on asset levels? What amount of grantmaking can we expect in the next few years? What happens to our economics if donors behave in different ways?
Fueling Impact describes how community foundations are finding new sources of support and diversifying their revenue base
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.
A McKinsey & Company white paper discussing how foundations can work together to achieve sector-wide change.
A database maintained by Social Media Governance including over 125 sample social media policies from major corporations and nonprofits.
This study finds that foundations responded to the economic crisis in a targeted and timely manner, with grants directed toward communities with the most need.
Seven tips for running a successful family foundation by Advisor Perspectives.
Funders can read reviews of seven vendors evaluated for their online applications and reporting features.
Funders are making significant changes in their work because of grantee feedback, the Center for Effective Philanthropy says. In general the intensity of change made by funders in 2009 increased most noticeably in the areas of communications with grantees, attitudes toward working with grantees, provision of assistance beyond the check and grantmaking processes.
This white paper provides an introduction to social media for associations and nonprofits and includes case studies and other resources.
Chapin Hall's work on embedded philanthropy began in 2003, as an outgrowth of a long-standing research program on philanthropy and community change. Our focus thus far has been on documenting and delineating this form of philanthropic practice and on convening embedded funders in a series of meetings designed to help them learn from one another's work. Our current perspective on embedded philanthropy is presented in this Issue Brief (2007).
Ensuring a Cross-Culturally Competent Evaluation presents practical examples of how cross-cultural issues surface in evaluation and how to address the issues. The report showcases four fictional situations that capture some of the ways in which cultural insensitivity and inappropriateness have emerged in evaluation.
A report from the Rose Foundation on lessons learned from six years of grassroots grantmaking.