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Released: 03/2005

This 2005 study documents and describes the range and types of giving circle-related activity nationwide.

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Released: 08/2005

This research project finds that regional alliances take multiple forms and, despite inherent challenges and potential pitfalls, are a valuable vehicle for community foundations seeking to minimize operating costs and enhance service quality.

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Released: 11/2006

This report helps convey the important work underway throughout the U.S. to mobilize philanthropic resources in communities of color. This research highlights innovative strategies, extraordinary and passionate leaders, and organizations that are creating pathways to engage the resources of their community for their community.

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Audience: All Members



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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: 02/2007

How much is appropriate to spend on administrative expenses? Learn how major differences in operating characteristics can affect expense levels in this comprehensive report from the Urban Institute.

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Released: 05/2007

Information and data on Michigan foundations and corporate giving programs along with helpful tips on researching, applying and getting grants.

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Released: 03/2007

This guide will help you understand the basics of community endowments and how to create one.

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Released: 12/2007

This study of high net-worth philanthropy explores the philanthropic patterns of high net-worth households by looking for statistical differences in the way certain groups of individuals donate relative to other high net-worth households.

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Released: 12/2008

Most of foundations’ efforts to contribute ‘beyond the money’ has little beneficial impact on grantees. More than Money: Making a Difference with Assistance Beyond the Grant reveals that only when foundation staff provide assistance beyond the grant in one of two ways do grantees report a substantially more positive experience with their funders. Three exemplary foundations are profiled: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Winter Park Health Foundation, and the Wallace Foundation.

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Released: 11/2015

This resource compiles all available session materials from CMF's 43rd Annual Conference.

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