Sector Leadership & Collaboration

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Released: 11/2013

This report explores how funding cross-issue grassroots organizations enhances overall grantmaking strategy.

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Released: 08/2005

This research project finds that regional alliances take multiple forms and, despite inherent challenges and potential pitfalls, are a valuable vehicle for community foundations seeking to minimize operating costs and enhance service quality.

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Resource Type: ReportResearch



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Released: 01/2006

Community foundations in Michigan have successfully partnered with state government to strengthen communities, engage citizens and build a better future. This report identifies several projects during the 20-year period of 1986 - 2006 which show how community foundations have made a difference in Michigan communities.

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Resource Type: CMF Publication



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Released: 02/2014

This webinar evalues how demographic shifts are forcing us to view environmental and social issues from a lens of sustainable practices.

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Resource Type: Webinar Recording



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Released: 05/2010

A McKinsey & Company white paper discussing how foundations can work together to achieve sector-wide change.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch



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Released: 02/2012

This report explores how exemplary collaboratives made needle-moving progress on key challenges facing their communities.

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Resource Type: Research, Data & Reports



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Released: 01/2012

Do you want to know how a new structure can help your community foundation on the path to sustainable growth? Are you curious about the structural options available to help your foundation leverage expertise, promote philanthropy, and amplify community leadership and program strategy?

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Resource Type: Research



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Released: 08/2011

The paper draws on a broad multi-disciplinary review of academic literature, both theory and applied research, regarding the “conclusive” components of effective coalitions.

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Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Members



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Released: 10/2010

This paper from the Community Research Institute explores partnerships and collaboration from a foundation lens as philanthropy seeks to work together in new collaborative ways with each other, nonprofits/grantees, and additional partners across sectors in a rapidly changing context and landscape.

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Resource Type: ReportResearch



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Released: 12/2014

Capacity Building 3.0: How to Strengthen the Social Ecosystem argues that it is time for a renewed conversation about capacity building. For years, the approach to capacity building has been limited to the capacity of nonprofit organizations. Today’s environment calls for a new framework that understands all actors to have their own capacity needs.

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Resource Type: Report



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