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Latest Release from the Field- Early January 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Minnesota Council on Foundations, National Center for Family Philanthropy, and Philanthropy Northwest.

Our Members

Giving Forum: Fall 2017
Minnesota Council on Foundations
The latest issue of MCF's biannual magazine. The latest issue includes an article on impact investing, MCF's 2016 annual report and three profiles of people working in philanthropy.

Emotionally Invested: A Collection of Articles About Impact Investing 
National Center for Family Philanthropy
NCFP's most recent Passages Issue Brief helps families looking to initiate or expand their impact investing strategies and allows donors to reflect on how deeply their philanthropic mission permeates their investment philosophy. 

Pretty Good Tool: Foundation Start-Up Checklist
The Giving Practice - Philanthropy Northwest
Starting a new foundation? Going through a period of growth that is significantly changing your foundation? This tool can help you think through the different elements needed to get you up and running.

Others from the Field

Rising to the Challenge, Together: A Review and Critical Assessment of the State of the US Climate Adaptation Field
The Kresge Foundation
The challenges of adapting to and building resilience against climate change are an everyday reality for decision makers across the United States. Climate adaptation has begun to emerge as a field of practice; however, it is not evolving quickly or deliberately enough for communities to adequately prepare for the dangerous shocks and stresses that increasingly will be introduced by climate change. This report assesses the current state of the climate adaptation field; provides a vision of what a mature, effective field would look like; and recommends steps that should be taken to realize that vision.