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Released: 11/2013

This in-depth report has been expanded to look at the features and processes used by 28 grants management systems to help private foundations accept and review applications and track grants.

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Released: 01/2005

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

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Topic: Finance



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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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Released: 02/2009

The Rural Development Philanthropy Learning Network is a diverse group of community foundations and funds, and philanthropic and rural development organizations that exchange experience, knowledge and skills to increase rural assets and improve rural livelihood.

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Released: 01/2010

Read this case study of an NPR Morning Edition piece that captured the risk-taking role of a foundation. It is the first in a series by Theodora Lurie, former journalist and foundation communications officer, on news coverage that conveys a broader vision of foundations and the strategies that brought it about.

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Resource Type: Report



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Released: 04/2015

This blog post reaffirms the findings of the “Radical Transformation” report included on this site and it provides links to several useful resources. Highly relevant for community, corporate, family and independent foundations.

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Released: 01/2015

Counted as part of a foundation’s 5 percent distribution requirement, Program Related Investments (PRIs) can effectively recycle grant dollars, grow the endowment to provide additional grant monies for future projects, and provide a foundation’s grantees with significant unrestricted resources. In this 3-minute video produced by the Impact Finance Center, learn how this tool is helping leading foundations amplify their impact.

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Released: 12/2014

This executive summary of GEO’s 2014 study highlights some important shifts in how grantmakers support nonprofit results, but also reveals where we’re falling short.

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Released: 12/2014

Most funders agree that effective grantmaking requires pursuing a range of complementary approaches. Direct grants are the lifeblood of organizations and the cornerstone of funder practice, but grantmakers also provide critical value when they help grantees develop organizational leadership and governance, strengthen strategic collaborations with peers, network with new allies, and expand field knowledge, among other things.

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Funding Area: EducationAdvocacySustainability



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Released: 10/2014

Choosing a new software package can be a challenging process.  For many foundaitons the process of selecting a Grantsmanagement system is even harder since it impacts the the Foundation so deeply.

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Topic: Technology



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