Community Foundation

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Released: 01/2006

Community foundations in Michigan have successfully partnered with state government to strengthen communities, engage citizens and build a better future. This report identifies several projects during the 20-year period of 1986 - 2006 which show how community foundations have made a difference in Michigan communities.

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Released: 09/2011

Leaders of community foundations agree on the importance of strategy, but new research indicates that few actually use it in the programmatic and donor-related work of their organizations. That key finding is contained in the report titled Rhetoric Versus Reality: A Strategic Disconnect at Community Foundations, released by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP).

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Released: 12/2013

This organizational assessment tool can help assist community foundation directors prior to strategic planning sessions.

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Released: 01/2013

Through 2013, people age 70 1/2 and older can transfer up to $100,000 of IRA assets to public charities without triggering federal income taxes today or estate tax in the future. This fact sheet from the Council on Foundations outlines the legislation and the details.

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Released: 12/2013

The Wealth Creation and Rural Livelihoods is a community of practice for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, funders and others exchanging ideas, tracking issues and opportunities.

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Released: 11/2013

Jointly produced by the Knight Foundation and the Fund for Our Economic Future, the report captures insights from the Fund’s successes and struggles promoting funder collaboration in Northeast Ohio since its inception in 2004. It also provides valuable lessons for foundations, businesses and civic leaders partnering to address economic and societal challenges too large to be solved by any single organization in cities and regions around the country.

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Released: 03/2007

This guide will help you understand the basics of community endowments and how to create one.

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Released: 05/2010

A joint study by Convio, Edge Research and Sea Change Strategies analyzes mobile trends and adoption rates across Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Mature donors.

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Released: 08/2008

A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process. Explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, and nourish change inside your own foundation from Grantcraft. This guide was developed in partnership with the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.

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Resource Type: Best Practice



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Released: 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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