Toolkits & Discussion Guides

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Released: 01/2015

Storytelling for Good connects you to a suite of tools and a growing community that can help you leverage the power of narrative to increase reach, resources and impact for your social impact organization.

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Released: 10/2015

This toolkit provides extensive resources on board development, strategies to overcome common challenges and many other best practices. 

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Released: 05/2016

To help foundation leaders and their boards begin essential conversations about the power of differences and determine the extent to which their board’s composition and operational practices embrace and empower differing voices, the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) developed this discussion guide and self-assessment.

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Released: 06/2016

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Council of Michigan Foundations and Philanthropy Ohio are pleased to provide you the Sustainability Costing Tool. It is our hope that community foundations will use this tool to generate data that will empower them to develop a path toward sustainability.

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Released: 11/2016

This discussion guide and self-assessment helps foundations advance equitable outcomes by evaluating their culture and grantmaking practices.

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Released: 03/2014

This crisis communications plan created by the Colorado Nonprofit Association is intended to be used as a template for nonprofits to adapt.

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Released: 09/2014

This guide helps facilitate ongoing board dialogue about the role of advocacy within individual foundation's context.

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Released: 01/2019

This tool helps community foundations evaluate potential partnerships.

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