Community Foundation

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Released: 08/2005

For more than 100 years, United Ways and community foundations have helped shape the landscape of American philanthropy. They champion giving by providing means by which every individual and business can be philanthropic.

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Released: 06/2009

In 2009, CMF hosted a conference call that showcased two successful examples of communication strategies used by our member organizations and provided a facilitated space for everyone to share their ideas and ask questions.

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Released: 05/2010

YAC Advisor Job Description

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Released: 06/2013

This handbook is for 501(c)(3) nonprofits, both public charities and private foundations, and provides an explanation of simple advocacy tactics that will empower you to take action and further your mission.

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Resource Type: CMF PublicationReport
Topic: AdvocacyLobbying



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Released: 09/2012

In this reprint from the Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the authors focuses on a particular approach to large-scale, community-based educational change – Local College Access Networks in the state of Michigan – to answer two key questions: What factors serve to shape the social change agenda? How can community foundations serve to promote and advance the agenda?

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



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Released: 08/2005

This research project finds that regional alliances take multiple forms and, despite inherent challenges and potential pitfalls, are a valuable vehicle for community foundations seeking to minimize operating costs and enhance service quality.

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Released: 12/2013

While civic foundations and community foundations share some similar characteristics, this document clarifies the primary differences between the two types of organizations.

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Released: 03/2013

Drawing on surveys, focus groups, archival documents, and interviews with youth participants and adult advisors and leaders, this report documents the impacts on youth, the participating community foundations, and on the Michigan communities.

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Topic: History



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Released: 12/2007

This study of high net-worth philanthropy explores the philanthropic patterns of high net-worth households by looking for statistical differences in the way certain groups of individuals donate relative to other high net-worth households.

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Released: 06/2006

A community foundation's accomplishments, effectiveness, and sustainability traditionally have been calculated against the "yardstick" of asset size. Smaller foundations are continually working toward the magic $10 million in assets. However, the field is changing and asset size is no longer the best measure of a community foundation's impact. The discussion presented in this report explores other benchmarks for assessing the performance of community foundations.

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