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Accountability Self-Assessment Tool for Unstaffed Foundations

This tool for unstaffed 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 Limited Dollars

This paper will help philanthropic executives and trustees explore three innovative strategies to achieve greater results with their limited grant dollars. It distills findings from more than 400 pages of research amassed over three years as part of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s Grantmaking for Community Impact Project.

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Effective Communications During Crisis: Prepare. Respond. Assess.

FPN's Communications Affinity Group and Center for Disaster Philanthropy explored best practices and tools for communications professionals during crisis in this August 2016 webinar, including a live demo of the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook from Anna Hurt, CDP Disaster Management Analyst, lessons learned from Central Florida Foundation's Rachel Calderon in the aftermath of the Pulse tragedy and crisis management principles from Helios Education Foundation's Grace Maseda, APR. 

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    Ten Ways for Foundations to Consider Diversity and Inclusive Practices

    These guides are designed to help foundations consider how more diverse and inclusive practices might advance their mission by making their work more effective and more reflective of communities served. By highlighting 10 ways foundations can approach diversity, this guide seeks to spark ideas and launch further dialogue.

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    The Truth and Healing Movement

    The Truth and Healing Movement is a core part of the Native Americans in Philanthropy's Movement of Movements work, and centers on an educational and transformational exercise called The Blanket Exercise, a “unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.” 

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