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Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations

Publication date: 
04/2007

This guide was developed by a joint working group of the Council on Foundations and the European Foundation Centre. It identifies eight principles of good disaster grantmaking and offers a number of tips to help grantmakers address disasters more effectively, including facts and figures about recent major disasters around the world and a list of useful disaster information websites.

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Grantmaking With a Racial Equity Lens

Publication date: 
01/2007

A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process. Explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, and nourish change inside your own foundation.  From Grantcraft and the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.

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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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