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Released: 10/2013

This fourth and latest report from the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) shares the learning journey and organizational change efforts underway in eight CMF community, family and independent foundations that participate in the Peer Action Learning Network (PALN) and provides important lessons learned to guide other foundations interested in following this path.

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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: 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: 03/2015

With support from The C.S. Mott Foundation, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) investigated and documented pathways into postsecondary education and the workforce for older, vulnerable youth in Michigan with the goal of providing information to create a more robust dialogue amongst key state-level stakeholders.

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Released: 03/2015

With the complex challenges our nation faces, the need for grassroots leadership is urgent, and there's a lot at stake. "Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity" looks at how supporting grassroots nonprofit leaders can smash silos, create unforeseen alliances, and boost the impact of the nonprofit sector.

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Released: 10/2015

This report offers advice about how foundations can effectively communicate their change strategies.

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Released: 01/2021

How is the philanthropic sector responding to the interconnected inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and the national movement against policy brutality and racism?

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Released: 04/2021

This report provides a comprehensive look at Michigan residents who struggle to afford basic necessities.

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Released: 11/2020

This databook examines the important role of youth advisory committees in community foundations across the state. 

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Released: 04/2021

This resource focuses on giving back through financial contributions, as there are a number of options available to individuals and families, each with important distinctions.

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