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Released: 04/2012

The James Irvine Foundation has a long history of partnering with community foundations to support their ambitions for growth and leadership. This work has resulted in more philanthropic resources to underserved regions in all parts of the state and helped create healthier, thriving communities. The work of initiative participants has generated a significant body of knowledge that can benefit the larger field of community foundations and that holds particular relevance for the youngest and smallest members of the field. This information is captured and shared through the Irvine Community Foundations Series of reports.

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Released: 10/2010

As communities across the country face growing and urgent needs, community foundations have new opportunities to fulfill their roles as community leaders and conveners and quickly draw on their vast experience, local expertise and key partnerships to address these needs, here and now.

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Funding Area: Community Development



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Released: 04/2010

This is the third assessment of Office of Foundation Liaison (OFL) conducted by the Community Research Institute (CRI) at Grand Valley State University.

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Released: 12/2012

Evaluation is part of the fabric of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This paper shares an indepth look at how the Foundation has infused evaluation into the very core of their organization.

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Topic: Evaluation



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Released: 06/2009

In 2009, the Community Research Institute (CRI) at the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, on behalf of CMF, undertook an analysis of organizational policies of 11 foundations.

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Released: 12/2013

Susceptibility to fraud in the nonprofit world is a major concern. If you have questions about how to prevent fraud or how vulnerable your organization might be to fraud, check out the free resources from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Released: 12/2013

This report, based on a 2013 survey by CEP, reports on foundations who make at least $5 million in grants annually and the CEOs’ attitudes and practices in relation to foundation impact.

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Released: 12/2009

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.

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Released: 12/2010

This guide is designed to help foundations consider how more diverse and inclusive practices might advance their mission by making their work more effective and more reflective of communities served.

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Released: 05/2010

A McKinsey & Company white paper discussing how foundations can work together to achieve sector-wide change.

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