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Released: 08/2013

In our increasingly data-driven world, nonprofits need to be able to measure and monitor the effectiveness of their programs. It’s difficult to improve program services or reach without first measuring current effectiveness. This report acts as a reference guide for the tools and systems for effective program evaluation.

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Released: 09/2012

This report is the third in a series of reports as part of the Council of Michigan Foundations' Transforming Michigan Philanthropy Through Diversity & Inclusion (TMP) Initiative and focuses on the organizational needs and aspirations of Arab American leaders and donors practicing philanthropy in Michigan.

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Resource Type: CMF PublicationReport
Audience: All Members



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Released: 03/2012

This report was commissioned to provide research and examples for a 2012 convening organized by the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) designed to explore the road ahead for Michigan’s young people, with a focus on what the state’s foundations can do to help that road be a prosperous one.

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Released: 11/2010

In this reprint from the Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the authors examine the Transforming Michigan Philanthropy Through Diversity & Inclusion (TMP) Initiative, a six-year research and development effort of the Council of Michigan Foundations.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 06/2009

This document synthesizes themes and highlights lessons from the Knowledge Symposium on Diversity and Inclusion in Philanthropy: The Michigan Experience convened by the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Diversity in Philanthropy Project in March, 2009.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 09/2013

The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide was created to help organizations determine what results and benefits can be reasonably expect from social media, with a workbook to guide organizations through the process of identifying the right channels for different goals.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport



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Released: 05/2006

Why do so many presentations fail to engage, educate, or persuade? Drawing from unprecedented research on nonprofit presentations, this book provides the answers.

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Released: 12/2012

Evaluation is part of the fabric of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This paper shares an indepth look at how the Foundation has infused evaluation into the very core of their organization.

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Topic: Evaluation



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Released: 11/2013

In 2012, Nonprofit VOTE enlisted 94 nonprofits to help track voter contacts with 33,741 individuals in seven states to determine the effectiveness of nonprofit service providers in promoting voter participation.

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Resource Type: Report
Topic: Advocacy



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Released: 08/2005

For more than 100 years, United Ways and community foundations have helped shape the landscape of American philanthropy. They champion giving by providing means by which every individual and business can be philanthropic.

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