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Released: 03/2015

The Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren spent over 12 weeks coming up with a bold set of recommendations to change Detroit — and Michigan — schools for the better for all students. After months of research, expert testimony, analysis, data-crunching, and lots and lots of debate, the recommendations are here.

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Released: 01/2006

This toolkit from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all.

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Released: 08/2015

A vast majority of Americans care about kids eating healthy meals at school to support their health and learning, and want to keep the school nutrition standards. As a follow up to W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 2010 School Food Poll, we wanted to understand how attitudes have changed since the implementation of the new school food nutrition standards. Five years later, people are more committed than ever to improving healthy food in our schools, on behalf of children.

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Released: 08/2015

In an effort to capture and codify the growing breadth of knowledge and experience around leveraging networks for social impact, the Monitor Institute, a part of Deloitte Consulting, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, have produced ENGAGE: How Funders Can Support and Leverage Networks for Social Impact— an online guide which offers a series of frameworks, tools, insights, and stories to help funders explore the critical questions around using networks as part of their grantmaking strategy—particularly as a means to accelerating impact.

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Audience: All Members
Topic: Networks
Funding Area: Placemaking



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Released: 02/2015

“The Performance Imperative” (PI) is the result of a full year of collaborative work by the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, a group of nonprofit leaders coalesced and coordinated by the Leap of Reason team. This document is not intended to be a manifesto. It is meant to be a North Star to guide leaders on a journey towards high performance—so they can make as much difference as they possibly can for the people and causes they serve.

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Released: 08/2014

Planning to Win: The Just Enough Guide for Campaigners uses a six-step process to help organizations and coalitions build effective plans that lead to winning behavior, corporate or policy change campaigns.

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Topic: Advocacy
Funding Area: Advocacy



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Released: 07/2014

This newly released toolkit from The Monitor Institute aims to help community philanthropy organizations apply innovation and design methodologies to think creatively about their business models and the broader future of the field.

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Released: 02/2014

If you’re interested in moving your organization toward more sensible and streamlined application and reporting practices, you’ve come to the right place! The pages that follow contain practical tools and resources that you can use to understand your current practice, make the case for streamlining, benchmark against colleague organizations, and identify opportunities to make meaningful change.

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Released: 06/2012

The College Positive Community Toolkit was created to teach youth grantmakers in Michigan about the education crisis in our state and provide them with an opportunity to make a positive impact by creating and encouraging a college positive community in their own backyard.

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Funding Area: Education



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Released: 04/2012

This resource is locked for members, you may also view this item in our store if you would like to purchase this item or view the overview. This toolkit was created to help foundation leaders present the transfer of wealth opportunity to board and community leaders and to begin the tough but important conversations about capturing and investing wealth for the future. The timing of wealth transfer and constrained public sector resources mean we need to begin these conversations today!

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