Best Practice

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Released: 11/2012

This manual is written for grant evaluators in various issue areas trying to make sense of technology grant proposals they receive as well as non-profit grant writers trying to solicit support for their proposals.

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Released: 06/2010

What is the right relationship between philanthropy and government? Working with Government: Guidance for Grantmakers describes the advantages and pitfalls of collaborating with government - a style of working that seems to be on the rise. The guide includes stories and case studies from partnerships involving foundations and government agencies at all levels, as well as tips for maximizing the value of partnerships from government's point of view.

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Topic: Collaboration



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Released: 08/2013

A publication of the Internal Revenue Service, this document addresses activities that may jeopardize a charity's exempt status, recordkeeping, required public disclosures and other issues of importance to public charities.

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Released: 01/2014

Updated publication from CFLeads focusing on resident engagement for community foundations.

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Released: 07/2014

Use the playbook from GEO to build a comprehensive plan for improving your organization's practices.

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Released: 05/2014

From the Collective Impact Forum and FSB, this report provides practical guidance for planning and implementing evaluations of collective impact initiatives.

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Released: 12/2012

This guide from Exponent Philanthropy will help facilitate discussions among your board members or local community of grantmakers with one purpose in mind: to explore and strengthen a commitment to having an impact with your giving. Eight topics included.

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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: 10/2014

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

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Released: 04/2002

This report, Overcoming the Jitters, singled out regional associations of grantmakers as a logical starting point to help diverse foundations work with the news media.

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Audience: All Members



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