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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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Released: 09/2012

This report explores how variations in foundations' characteristics, activities, and giving levels influence charitable (program-related) administrative expense levels for a sample of the largest independent foundations between 2007 and 2009.

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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: 03/2014

To inform public debate about assisted housing policy and strengthen policy outcomes, Housing Assistance Matters highlights research and analysis about the need for and benefits of well-managed public and assisted housing.

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Funding Area: Housing/Shelter



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Released: 03/2007

A study of the continuing growth and powerful impact of giving circles and shared giving.

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Released: 08/2012

This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy collects survey responses from more than 6,000 grantees about their experiences with foundations' social media. CEP found that the majority of foundations use social media tools in their work, but very few grantees use social media from their foundation funders or their funders’ staff; those that do find those resources less helpful than other communication resources for learning about the foundation.

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Released: 05/2010

A McKinsey & Company white paper discussing how foundations can work together to achieve sector-wide change.

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Released: 10/2012

Although co-funding is not a new idea recent efforts have contributed to a more sophisticated understanding of how to ensure that co-funding arrangements have the desired impact. This report is part of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Scaling What Works initiative.

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Released: 09/2013

Idealware's Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook shows how to develop policies and practices for your organization.

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Topic: Social Media



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Released: 06/2010

The State of Metropolitan America is a signature effort of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program that portrays the demographic and social trends shaping the nation’s essential economic and societal units—its large metropolitan areas—and discusses what they imply for public policies to secure prosperity for these places and their populations.

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