This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides practical tools to help you take on leadership roles in your community, with insights and experiences from a variety of community foundations.
This case study of the Council of Michigan Foundations' Peer Action Learning Network (PALN) is part of a report from New York University's Wagner Research Center for Leadership in Action. It explores the power of learning communities to build connections and knowledge to increase organizations’ community impact.
In this report, the Colorado Trust and Innovation Network chronicle the Trust's strategy for funding advocacy and provide a strategic evaluation for their successes and failures.
Case studies from philanthropy-serving organizations that articulate why grantmaker members should engage in public policy work.
The guide is based on a premise supported by everyone we interviewed: that philanthropy-serving organizations can and should become more intentional about building member support for policy work in order to be more effective in that work, and also, according to some, to be more effective associations generally.
How Can Grantmakers Focus on Nonprofit Talent to Grow Impact? explores the importance of supporting nonprofit talent development, the unique talent needs of nonprofits seeking to grow their impact and how grantmakers can help.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Collaborative Funding for Greater Impact explains the mechanics of forming and managing a co-funding partnership and offers takeaways for how this experience can apply to other communities.
This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides advice and examples on best to structure staff to achieve your mission while controlling your operating budget and achieving financial stability.