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YAC Advisor Guide

This guide is designed to support Youth Advisory Council (YAC) advisors in leading a youth philanthropy council. It can also be a resource for anyone engaged in the youth philanthropy atmosphere as a tool for sparking ideas and additional learning.

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Disability Inclusion Resource Guide

This guide from the Kresge Foundation offers various resources for staff, board members, current and potential grantees, and other community partners to expand our knowledge of the disability justice movement. 

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FAQS About Disasters

This resource is intended to explore frequently asked questions involved in managing disaster funds, specifically issues of concern to private foundations, community foundations, corporate foundation/giving programs and other public charities that manage grantmaking.

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FAQs About Fund Agreements

In this publication, Dr. Brittany Kienker, Ph.D., CMF's Knowledge Insights Expert in Residence, outlines frequently asked questions involved in managing funds and fund agreements over time.

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CMF's 2021 Annual Report: Together on the Journey

This new publication illustrates the innovative leadership of our members in the areas of Equity, People, Practice and Policy and how CMF is championing the work of Michigan philanthropy as we continue to live into our Equity at the Center strategic framework.

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A Case Study of Michigan During Crisis

"A Case Study of Michigan During Crisis" documents the experience of the Office of Foundation Liaison in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through a compilation of a dozen interviews with state officials and foundation leaders conducted from December 2020 to February 2021.

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LearnPhilanthropy

LearnPhilanthropy is the field-wide hub for grantmaker learning, built by professionals working in the field. They believe that by strengthening grantmaker learning, it can help to increase the effectiveness and impact of philanthropy.

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