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Released: 12/2013

Susceptibility to fraud in the nonprofit world is a major concern. If you have questions about how to prevent fraud or how vulnerable your organization might be to fraud, check out the free resources from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Released: 12/2014

This report from the Charities Aid Fund outlines countries listed by their World Giving Index (WGI) ranking and score, with giving behavior participation and ranking; commentary on giving cultures, and a look at five year rankings.

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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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Released: 12/2013

The Michigan Cultural Data Project (CDP) is a powerful, online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations by gathering reliable, longitudinal data on the sector.

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Topic: Michigan Data
Funding Area: Arts and Culture



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Released: 12/2013

The Wealth Creation and Rural Livelihoods is a community of practice for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, funders and others exchanging ideas, tracking issues and opportunities.

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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: 12/2009

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.

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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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Funding Area: Social Justice



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Released: 04/2013

In partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC), and Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and its affiliates have produced the inaugural Michigan Civic Health Index. The report measures the engagement of Michigan residents in important civic activities such as voting, volunteering, interacting with neighbors, community participation, and charitable giving.

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