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Policy Tool for Social Media

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Publication date: 
03/2010

PolicyTool is a social media policy generator that simplifies the process of creating guidelines that respect the rights of your employees while protecting your brand online.

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The Power of Now

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Publication date: 
03/2010

This paper seeks to better understand the phenomenon of spending out, based on a sample of existing and recently closed spend out trusts in the United Kingdom.

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Trading Power

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Publication date: 
03/2010

Eighteen interviews with philanthropic leaders who talk about what the next generation has to offer in exchange for what seasoned leaders can provide.

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Measuring the Value of Corporate Philanthropy: Social impact, business benefits, and investor returns

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Publication date: 
01/2010

How to measure the value and results of corporate philanthropy remains one of corporate giving professionals’ greatest challenges. This report offers a review of recent measurement studies, models, and evidence drawn from complementary business disciplines as well as the social sector.

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Essentials of Foundation Strategy

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Publication date: 
12/2009

This report identifies defining elements of strategic foundation leaders; characteristics of their plans, communications, grantmaking, and assessments; need to back strategic plans with logic models; and challenges. Includes excerpts of interviews and case summaries.

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Funder Collaboratives: Why and How Funders Work Together

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Publication date: 
12/2009

In this guide, contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose, building strong relationships and resolving conflicts, and figuring out if the collaborative you're in is working. Contributors also offer ample proof that collaboratives are leading the field in bringing the voices of nonfunders — grantees, intended beneficiaries, experts, and others — into the process of making grants.

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Giving in Numbers

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Publication date: 
12/2009

Based on corporate contributions data from 137 of the country's leading companies, Giving in Numbers is a comprehensive study of 2008 corporate giving. The report also includes a special look at how financial results affect giving and how philanthropy budgets are set.

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Time is of the Essence: Foundations and the Policies of Limited Life and Endowment Spend-Down

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Publication date: 
12/2009

From the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, this report provides examples of foundations that decided to spend down their assets within a set period of time instead of existing in perpetuity. The report provides donors and foundations with models for consideration in their own policies and planning.

A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning

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Publication date: 
10/2009

A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning was developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts. This tool takes users through four basic steps that generate the core elements of an advocacy evaluation plan, including what will be measured and how.

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Women’s Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders

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Publication date: 
08/2009
Women's Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders adds the valuable perspective of personal narrative to understanding the growth of giving circles over the past ten years. Focused on the motivations, challenges, and opportunities of the 18 giving circle founders interviewed, the booklet is a testament to two factors that propelled this grassroots phenomenon – media interest and the powerful women’s social network.
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