Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations

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Published: 10/08/2015

Culture - the personality, behaviors and underlying assumptions of an organization - has an outsized impact on how we do our work. This report from GEO explores three prominent sources of foundation culture.

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Published: 12/30/2013

The new initiative seeks to develop the leadership skills of individuals who will be community-based social change agents working to help vulnerable children and their families achieve optimal health and well-being, access to good food, academic achievement and financial security.

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Audience: All Members



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Published: 12/03/2013

West Michigan’s nonprofit leaders identify new approaches to meet an increased demand for services in the lingering aftermath of the economic downturn.

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Released: 03/2012

This report was commissioned to provide research and examples for a 2012 convening organized by the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) designed to explore the road ahead for Michigan’s young people, with a focus on what the state’s foundations can do to help that road be a prosperous one.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 06/2013

How must the social sector adapt to succeed in meeting 21st century challenges and opportunities? Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) and La Piana Consulting developed a report and video series that explores the question in depth.

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Released: 10/2013

This report from The Bridgespan Group explores promising efforts youth employment programs and employer engagement.

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Released: 12/2013

From 2004 to 2012, Third Sector New England and clusters of nonprofit organizations joined in a unique grant program designed to further social change through united effort. In Funding Learning Networks for Community Impact readers will learn lessons from eight years of grantmaking in the area of nonprofit networking and explore the design of the CBF program where nonprofits planned, learned, and built relationships that enabled them to work together to achieve common goals.

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Released: 09/2013

Nonprofit organizations face a long list of challenges that starts with fundraising and can include everything from meeting increasing demands for services to utilizing technology most effectively. Who do they turn to for assistance as they grapple with these issues? One source of assistance and support can be foundations, which have a vested interest in nonprofits’ success—and the resources to help.

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Released: 03/2015

With the complex challenges our nation faces, the need for grassroots leadership is urgent, and there's a lot at stake. "Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity" looks at how supporting grassroots nonprofit leaders can smash silos, create unforeseen alliances, and boost the impact of the nonprofit sector.

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Released: 03/2015

This infographic, courtesy of the Horatio Alger Association, a nonprofit educational organization "established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among the nation's youth that the American dream was no longer attainable," doesn't break any ground when it comes to the traits that make nonprofits great. These are things all nonprofits need to (rather than should) do if they hope to succeed over the long term. But while some (#4, #6 and #9) are more important than others, all contain at least a kernel of good advice.

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