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Private Foundation

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A Compass in the Woods: Learning through Grantmaking to Improve Impact

Publication date: 
09/2010
This research into the state of philanthropic learning finds that foundations over-invest in stand-alone learning activities and publishing “lessons learned” at the end of a program.
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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.

Knowledgebase

Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing and Civic Engagement

Publication date: 
01/2009
This research documents how 15 nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County and their allies leveraged foundation grants to secure nearly $91 of benefit for every dollar spent for Los Angeles citizens.
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Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking: Lessons from the Gulf Coast

Publication date: 
04/2008
This comprehensive report shares the experiences of donors that provided funding following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and offers a blueprint for future philanthropic intervention following such disasters.
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Using Your Organization's Technology to Connect

Publication date: 
03/2007
How can you tell if you are effectively using your technology resources to connect with members? Explore a knowledge management framework from ASAE that shows you how to use, enhance, and promote your technology resources.
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Accountability Self-Assessment Tool for Staffed Foundations

Publication date: 
11/2006
This tool for staffed foundations includes an accountability self-assessment and a legal checklist. It is divided into nine topic sections, each of which is divided into three levels, which can help foundations tailor the tool to meet their specific interests and needs. Also included are an Excel spreadsheet to help tabulate responses, an extensive accountability resource list, and a glossary of key words and concepts used in the tool.
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Leveraging What You Know: Knowledge Management Strategies for Funders

Publication date: 
11/2004
How can grantmakers use knowledge management to increase the impact of their work? Explore key issues and lessons learned from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

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