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Communities for a Lifetime Roles for Philanthropy

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Publication date: 
08/2013

Philanthropic organizations of all shapes and sizes are well positioned to support Communities for a Lifetime (CfaL). This issue brief explores four roles for philanthropy in advancing CfaL work.

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Employee Engagement: 5 Trends Shaping Employee Social Impact Programs

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Publication date: 
07/2013

Employee engagement through cause is a vital means by which to strengthen employee relationships, enhance employee morale and even build critical skill sets and expertise. Plus, employees are hungry for ways to get involved in cause. Not sure how to integrate cause into your company’s employee engagement strategy? Network for Good is here to help.

A Short Course on Grassroots Grantmaking

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Publication date: 
06/2013

A Short Course on Grassroots Grantmaking was written for Grassroots Grantmakers by Janis Foster Richardson and E. Gabriel Works, and draws on more than twenty years of experience from the Grassroots Grantmakers’ network on powerful small grants approaches that make resident engagement real and elevate the contribution of grassroots citizen sector groups to community vibrancy, resiliency and justice.

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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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Evaluation Principles and Practices: An Internal Working Paper

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Publication date: 
06/2013

The purpose of this document is to advance the Hewlett Foundation’s existing work to make their evaluation practices more consistent across the organization. They hope to create a more common understanding of their philosophy, purpose, and expectations regarding evaluation as well as clarify staff roles and available support.

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What Funders Need to Know: Quality Care = Quality Jobs

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Publication date: 
06/2013

As older adults are increasingly choosing to age in place, cross-cutting issues are coming to the forefront – the quality of care received by disabled or chronically ill older adults in their own homes, and the quality of the jobs of the caregivers who provide this care.

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Learning to Lead

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Publication date: 
05/2013

This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides practical tools to help you take on leadership roles in your community, with insights and experiences from a variety of community foundations.

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Philanthropy and the Regeneration of Community Democracy

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Publication date: 
02/2013

This paper explores community democracy as a cultural choice and a potential organizing system for philanthropy using stories that demonstrate its principles and practices, primarily growing from the experience of northern California communities.  This experience offers a framework of principles and a beginning set of conclusions about how philanthropy can develop productive partnerships from the perspective of a place-based, community democracy.

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