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Released: 06/2012

The College Positive Community Toolkit was created to teach youth grantmakers in Michigan about the education crisis in our state and provide them with an opportunity to make a positive impact by creating and encouraging a college positive community in their own backyard.

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Resource Type: Toolkit
Funding Area: Education



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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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Resource Type: Toolkit



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Released: 06/2008

Drowning in Paperwork: Distracted From Purpose examined grantmakers application and reporting practices and their impact on grantmakers and grantseekers.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeExternal LinkReport



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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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Resource Type: Report
Topic: Evaluation



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Released: 01/2005

From the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, detailed guidelines for fiscal sponsorships.

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Resource Type: Report
Topic: Finance



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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: 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: 01/2013

NCRP reports that the current practice of strategic philanthropy typically favors short-term metrics, is largely disconnected from grantees and the communities these nonprofits serve, and usually lacks authentic feedback to inform the strategies. Unless grantmakers explicitly address the needs of underserved communities and invest in policy and community engagement – strategies long practiced by social justice philanthropists – they are unlikely to achieve their goals.

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Resource Type: External Link
Funding Area: Social Justice



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Released: 11/2013

This report explores how 18 organizations raise and spend money and the role that reach and engagement play in their efforts to connect with audiences and derive revenue from those connections.

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Released: 03/2014

To inform public debate about assisted housing policy and strengthen policy outcomes, Housing Assistance Matters highlights research and analysis about the need for and benefits of well-managed public and assisted housing.

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Resource Type: External LinkResearch
Funding Area: Housing/Shelter



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