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Browse these timely, relevant resources curated by our team of experts to deepen your knowledge of best practices, data insights and more. If you have suggested resources for inclusion in the Knowledge Center please contact our team.
Grantmaking With Purpose - Sample Grant Materials
This resource is intended to provide sample documents for the initial stages of the grantmaking process.
The Basics of the Grantmaking Process and Due Diligence
This resource is intended to fill a gap in available source material to provide a useful overview for grantmakers of all sizes and types. It outlines the general steps of the grantmaking process while highlighting areas where due diligence components can be incorporated.
Common Grant Application and Final Report Template
A common grant application is intended to be utilized by multiple foundations, minimizing the burden on nonprofit partners to complete numerous, divergent applications looking to obtain grants from multiple funders.
Frequently Asked Questions About Donor Advised Funds
This resource is intended to explore frequently asked questions involving donor advised funds. Please note that DAFs are a continued topic of regulatory debate, and federal and/or state rules that affect the operation of DAFs are subject to change.
Unpacking the 2022 State of Philanthropy Tech Survey Findings
In this conversation, we explore key findings and trends from the 2022 State of Philanthropy Tech Survey, conducted by Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG).
11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2023
Philanthropy is also getting organized and reorganized. Funding collaboratives, unionized labor, new governance structures — individual actors are making moves, coming together to cause change on a broader scale.
A Change Management & Deep Equity Primer: The What, Why, How & Nuance
Change is a force that is simultaneously generative, stimulating creativity and innovation, and disruptive, destabilizing or re-ordering existing conditions.
How Nonprofits Can Secure Congressional Earmarks
After a decade-long absence, Congress reinstituted Congressionally Directed Spending (often referred to as earmarks) in early 2021. Earmarks are included in federal funding bills and provide funding to specific nonprofits and government entities. Watch our on-demand recording to learn more.
Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2022: Data to Drive Decisions
As the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, while also facing the effects of climate change, what lessons can we take from the philanthropic response to disasters in 2020?
Addressing MI's Housing Needs: Planning, Investments & Philanthropy's Role
The state has released its first-ever Statewide Housing Plan (SHP) to address the many challenges and acute disparities in accessing safe and affordable housing in Michigan.
MDHHS Briefing on Michigan's Opioid Settlement Dollars & Next Steps
Hear from Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Department of Attorney General about the state’s plan to distribute millions from the global opioid settlement to local communities.
Philanthropy's Role in Shaping Public Funding for Equitable Outcomes
With the influx of federal resources and state surplus, there is a tremendous opportunity for Michigan philanthropy to strengthen partnerships with government and community members to shape the allocation of public dollars.