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Simplifying Strategy: A practical toolkit for corporate societal engagement

CSR executives have difficult jobs. They are expected to be strategic, aligned with business priorities, and focused on results. Yet success often requires navigating ever-changing expectations and a maze of competing priorities. This strategy toolkit, developed by FSG in partnership with CECP, identifies three tools for clarifying your strategy and transforming your portfolio.

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DIY Strategy Improvements: 10 Activities for Community Foundations

Publication date: 
10/2015

What comes after “strategic...?” If you said, “planning,” you’re not alone. And for many leaders of community foundations, especially small ones who don’t have the time or money for a big process, anxiety is the feeling that follows. If that’s the case, this guide is for you.

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Essentials of Impact Investing: A Guide for Small-Staffed Foundations

Publication date: 
09/2015

Essentials of Impact Investing: A Guide for Small-Staffed Foundations addresses those challenges and highlights those opportunities. The guide demystifies the process of designing and implementing an effective impact investing strategy, offering advice, tools, and real-world examples of impact investing by foundations with few or no staff.

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Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook

Publication date: 
09/2015

This publication provides information on 11 benefits and conversation-starters about philanthropic advocacy and lobbying. Specifically, it answers your questions about legal rules and provides concrete examples, templates, resources, and tips.

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How Can We Help Our Grantees Strengthen Their Capacity for Evaluation?

Publication date: 
08/2015

There is widespread and growing recognition in the nonprofit sector about the importance of evaluation — not only for measuring impact, but also for improving programs and better serving communities. While grantmakers generally see evaluation as necessary, most are not yet investing enough resources in this area.

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Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management

Publication date: 
05/2015

Organizations with strong financial management are better able to fulfill their missions and deliver high-quality services. With Fiscal Management Associates, a leading financial management consultant for nonprofits, the Wallace Foundation created this library of resources to help your organization become "fiscally fit."

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Agenda Setting: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Influencing Public Policy

Publication date: 
03/2015

Donating money to modify public thinking and government policy has now taken its place next to service-centered giving as a constructive branch of philanthropy. Many donors now view public-policy reform as a necessary adjunct to their efforts to improve lives directly. This book was written to help donors navigate the obstacles of public-policy philanthropy.

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