Effectiveness

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Released: 02/2011

Getting to Fueling Impact: Pathway to Business Model Innovation for Community Foundations

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Released: 04/2013

The Education Trust - Midwest is described as an organization made up of Michiganders who know well how their parents once prided themselves on the quality of Michigan's public schools and who have little to be proud of today.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



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Released: 09/2012

In this reprint from the Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the authors focuses on a particular approach to large-scale, community-based educational change – Local College Access Networks in the state of Michigan – to answer two key questions: What factors serve to shape the social change agenda? How can community foundations serve to promote and advance the agenda?

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



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Released: 12/2013

This report, based on a 2013 survey by CEP, reports on foundations who make at least $5 million in grants annually and the CEOs’ attitudes and practices in relation to foundation impact.

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Released: 01/2013

NCRP reports that the current practice of strategic philanthropy typically favors short-term metrics, is largely disconnected from grantees and the communities these nonprofits serve, and usually lacks authentic feedback to inform the strategies. Unless grantmakers explicitly address the needs of underserved communities and invest in policy and community engagement – strategies long practiced by social justice philanthropists – they are unlikely to achieve their goals.

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Funding Area: Social Justice



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Released: 12/2013

In 2013, The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California hosted its fifth National Leadership Forum. This resource is a link to the video footage and a summary report.

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Released: 06/2006

A community foundation's accomplishments, effectiveness, and sustainability traditionally have been calculated against the "yardstick" of asset size. Smaller foundations are continually working toward the magic $10 million in assets. However, the field is changing and asset size is no longer the best measure of a community foundation's impact. The discussion presented in this report explores other benchmarks for assessing the performance of community foundations.

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