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Equity

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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The 2020 Giving Landscape

The sector has evolved in the wake of COVID-19, racial injustice, partisan tension, and economic challenges. How have the events of 2020 altered the pace, method, and effectiveness of donor response?

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People

Tools for Your 2021 Foundation Operations Planning

As grantmaking organizations plan their operational strategy for 2021, staff and trustees face many of the same questions and decisions from previous years but are discovering that the answers have changed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fund Agreements: Tools You Can Use

Join your community foundation colleagues to discuss the template fund agreements recently developed by a team of your peers offering legal insights and traps for the unwary, what all of the legalese means, and how the forms may facilitate your National Standards accreditation.

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Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems

This resource reviews 14 of the most widely used grants management systems against hundreds of requirements criteria developed with the expertise of consultants, vendors, foundation program officers, and system administrators.

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Trends 2020

Trends 2020 provides an update to NCFP’s 2015 Trends in Family Philanthropy Study, and includes new information on trends in areas such as transparency and community engagement, founder involvement, strategic lifespan, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in family philanthropy.

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