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Released: 11/2014

This new report from Public Sector Consultants and the Citizens Research Council of Michigan identifies places where targeted investments are most likely to produce the best outcomes for Michigan’s children and for the state as a whole.

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Released: 11/2014

Largely beneath the radar, a small but growing group has begun pursuing the innovative path explored in this report. Mostly in small steps—but sometimes in larger ways—they are adopting elements of what could emerge as a new anchor mission to deploy all resources to build community wealth.

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Funding Area: Community Development



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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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Topic: Collaboration



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Released: 12/2013

From 2004 to 2012, Third Sector New England and clusters of nonprofit organizations joined in a unique grant program designed to further social change through united effort. In Funding Learning Networks for Community Impact readers will learn lessons from eight years of grantmaking in the area of nonprofit networking and explore the design of the CBF program where nonprofits planned, learned, and built relationships that enabled them to work together to achieve common goals.

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Released: 01/2014

The Connected to Give report series offers important new insights on religion and American charitable giving, challenging assumptions about where religious donors make charitable contributions and offering comprehensive information about behaviors and motivations among religious and non-religious Americans.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 11/2012

Data offers nonprofits a means of measuring their progress toward their missions, but also a way of improving that progress. And when their missions are collectively effecting change in the world, their progress is important. Without data, it is impossible to measure financial and operational health, identify problems and measure organizational impact. What data metrics are nonprofits collecting and tracking, and how are they using that data to make decisions?

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Released: 02/2015

The 2015 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index by Forbes Insights measures and reflects the commitment of individual philanthropists from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.S. in terms of three main criteria: the amounts given, innovation and the effort invested to promote their causes.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 02/2015

Paul Shoemaker of Social Venture Partners Seattle shares his thoughts in this essay published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on funders can create breakthrough social change through their philanthropic practices.

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Released: 02/2015

With support from Marts & Lundy, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy developed this report to help inform the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit leaders and staff can use the information within The Philanthropy Outlook to guide decision making about future budgeting, staffing, fundraising, programming, and general nonprofit development, as well as for board reports, general nonprofit reports, and research on philanthropic giving trends.

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Released: 04/2014

A two-page brief on the value of “collective intelligence” with suggested action steps.

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Audience: All Members



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