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What, Why, and How: A Guide to Advocacy

Publication date: 
03/2022

An overview of how foundations and their grantees can participate in advocacy developed by members of the Forum District to D.C. Advocacy Network.

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D5's State of the Work

Publication date: 
10/2015

D5’s Final State of the Work highlights voices of leaders in the field who share their stories of change and progress.  This final report catalogs the stories that tell of human impact and human struggle to create a more equitable philanthropy. 

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Foundation Source 2015 Annual Report on Private Foundations

Publication date: 
05/2015

The 86,000 private foundations with less than $50 million in assets account for 98% of all foundations in the United States; however, data about this “super majority” is scant because most private foundation research looks only at the wealthiest 2% of grantmaking philanthropies.

Foundation Source’s 2015 Annual Report on Private Foundations provides a first look into the 2014 investment and grantmaking performance of private foundations with less than $50 million in assets. It is based on the actual transactions of 769...

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Permissible Activity During an Election Cycle

Publication date: 
06/2014

Nonprofits can and should play an active role during elections, particularly by educating and activating voters. However, with important local, state and federal elections coming up this fall, nonprofits should take the time to remind their staff about appropriate activity during a political campaign or at any other time.

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Dreamforce 2013 Presentation

Publication date: 
11/2013

In November 2013, the Forum’s Val Rozansky, along with Kim Snipes from Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers and Bill Corkill from Council of Michigan Foundations, presented on the Drupal-Salesforce platform at Dreamforce, the Salesforce users conference.

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Your Toolkit for Successful Evaluations

This resource has been designed and assembled by the Macro International evaluation team with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a starter kit to promote the integration of effective evaluation into grantmaker education programs.
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PolicyWorks Starter Kit & Case Studies

The PolicyWorks Starter Kit has been created for use by the PolicyWorks Community of regional associations of grantmakers who have made a commitment to growing their capacity and increasing their work in government relations and public policy work.

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