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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: 03/2007

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

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Released: 05/2010

A joint study by Convio, Edge Research and Sea Change Strategies analyzes mobile trends and adoption rates across Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Mature donors.

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Resource Type: ResearchSurvey Results



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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: 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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Resource Type: ResearchSurvey Results
Audience: All Members



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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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Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch



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Released: 05/2013

This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides practical tools to help you take on leadership roles in your community, with insights and experiences from a variety of community foundations.

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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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Resource Type: External LinkNetworkResearch
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Released: 05/2010

This study finds that foundations responded to the economic crisis in a targeted and timely manner, with grants directed toward communities with the most need.

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Resource Type: ReportResearch
Audience: All Members
Funding Area: Public/Society Benefit



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Released: 01/2012

Do you want to know how a new structure can help your community foundation on the path to sustainable growth? Are you curious about the structural options available to help your foundation leverage expertise, promote philanthropy, and amplify community leadership and program strategy?

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Resource Type: Research



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