Community Foundation

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Released: 09/2014

Sponsored and curated by the Collective Impact Forum, this new publication shares cutting-edge thinking from 22 practitioners, funders, community organizers, and thought-leaders.

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Released: 09/2014

2013 benchmark data for Community Foundations provided by Commonfund.

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Released: 10/2014

This resource compiles all available session materials from CMF's 42nd Annual Conference.

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Released: 05/2014

This newly released report maps the landscape of work in the area of black male achievement and offers recommendations for what it will take to strengthen the field moving forward.

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Released: 11/2014

Largely beneath the radar, a small but growing group has begun pursuing the innovative path explored in this report. Mostly in small steps—but sometimes in larger ways—they are adopting elements of what could emerge as a new anchor mission to deploy all resources to build community wealth.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport
Funding Area: Community Development



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Released: 12/2014

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has launched a micro website to share lessons learned in more than 35 years of supporting the community foundation field. The site offers key lessons and insights and highlights the Mott Foundation's legacy of partnering with community foundations to advance their vital work in strengthening communities.

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Released: 01/2013

This occasional paper from the Kettering Foundation is written by Peter Pennekamp, former executive director of the Humboldt Area Foundation. It explores the questions of why and how community democracy can be both a cultural choice and an organizing system for philanthropy.

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Resource Type: Report
Topic: Collaboration



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Released: 12/2013

From 2004 to 2012, Third Sector New England and clusters of nonprofit organizations joined in a unique grant program designed to further social change through united effort. In Funding Learning Networks for Community Impact readers will learn lessons from eight years of grantmaking in the area of nonprofit networking and explore the design of the CBF program where nonprofits planned, learned, and built relationships that enabled them to work together to achieve common goals.

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Released: 12/2014

New Research on Women, Religiosity and Giving. Women Give 2014 examines the intersection of religiosity, gender, and age in a single analysis and finds a significant change in patterns of giving.

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Released: 09/2013

Nonprofit organizations face a long list of challenges that starts with fundraising and can include everything from meeting increasing demands for services to utilizing technology most effectively. Who do they turn to for assistance as they grapple with these issues? One source of assistance and support can be foundations, which have a vested interest in nonprofits’ success—and the resources to help.

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