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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: 11/2010

A guide provided by the IRS outlining the law and its restrictions, detail reporting requirements, IRS forms that must be filed, and a summary of record keeping obligations for private foundations.

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Released: 06/2014

Preview of key facts on U.S. Foundations, 2014 Edition, the primary publication which documents the overall size of the U.S. foundation community.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 01/2006

This toolkit from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 11/2013

The NNFS is led by a Steering Committee comprised of fiscal sponsors from across the country. The website includes best practices, guidelines for funders, resources for learning and more.

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Released: 10/2013

This paper contains a detailed and up-to-date lay of the land on teacher evaluation policies across 50 states, an in-depth look at policy in states promising ambitious teacher evaluation systems and a compliation of some of the important lessons learned.

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Topic: Evaluation
Funding Area: Education



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Released: 11/2013

Tracking investments from 2009 to 2011, the data reveals that foundations are increasingly supporting media-related work across multiple areas.

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Released: 11/2013

United States International Grantmaking (USIG) is a project of the Council on Foundations in partnership with the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law. The USIG project facilitates effective and responsible international grantmaking by U.S. foundations.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 09/2011

Leaders of community foundations agree on the importance of strategy, but new research indicates that few actually use it in the programmatic and donor-related work of their organizations. That key finding is contained in the report titled Rhetoric Versus Reality: A Strategic Disconnect at Community Foundations, released by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP).

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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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