Comm. Improvement/Capacity Building

News
Published: 01/26/2015
Detroit’s new president/CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation shares his ideas for stimulating the city’s economic renaissance with grantmakers at the recent InFocus event.
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Resource
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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Resource
Released: 05/2010

The purpose of this case study is to share with other foundations some of the benefits and lessons learned thus far by the Foellinger Foundation as grantees have implemented an unconventional type of grant.

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Resource
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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Resource
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



Resource
Released: 01/2015

Many have argued that funders often work within a framework of isolated impact, reviewing proposals for funding in a vacuum and evaluating success based on the impact of individual organizations as opposed to that of systems.

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Resource Type: Best Practice
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Resource
Released: 12/2008

Most of foundations’ efforts to contribute ‘beyond the money’ has little beneficial impact on grantees. More than Money: Making a Difference with Assistance Beyond the Grant reveals that only when foundation staff provide assistance beyond the grant in one of two ways do grantees report a substantially more positive experience with their funders. Three exemplary foundations are profiled: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Winter Park Health Foundation, and the Wallace Foundation.

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Resource
Released: 03/2015

With the complex challenges our nation faces, the need for grassroots leadership is urgent, and there's a lot at stake. "Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity" looks at how supporting grassroots nonprofit leaders can smash silos, create unforeseen alliances, and boost the impact of the nonprofit sector.

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Resource Type: Report



Resource
Released: 07/2015

The Vitality Institute Commission on Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Disease in Working-Age Americans made five actionable recommendations to close gaps in empirical evidence on prevention, place prevention at the center of health policies and actions in the U.S. and work with stakeholders from all sectors to prevent major non-communicable diseases.

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Resource Type: Report
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