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Learning from a Funders Collaborative: The Human Services Strategic Restructuring Pilot Project Follow-Up Study

Publication date: 
12/2013

In 2009, eighteen funders in northeast Ohio joined together in the Human Services Strategic Restructuring Pilot Project (the Collaborative) to examine how to support nonprofit organizations in strategic restructurings.

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Catalyzing Regional Economic Transformation: Lessons from Funder Collaboration in Northeast Ohio

Publication date: 
11/2013

The Fund for Our Economic Future brought together a set of philanthropic institutions from across Northeast Ohio to promote a regional approach for increasing economic prosperity and opportunity. The original 28 Fund members committed a total of $30 million over three years to begin restoring regional economic competitiveness through pooled grantmaking, research and convening.

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What Funders Need to Know: Quality Care = Quality Jobs

Publication date: 
06/2013

As older adults are increasingly choosing to age in place, cross-cutting issues are coming to the forefront – the quality of care received by disabled or chronically ill older adults in their own homes, and the quality of the jobs of the caregivers who provide this care.

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PSO Charitable Deduction Resources

Resources developed by the Charitable Giving Coalition, the Forum, Council on Foundations, and regional philanthropy networks around protecting the Charitable Deduction. These include FAQs, infographics, talking points, position statements, op-eds, and other sample articles.

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Native Voices Rising, A Case for Funding Native-Led Change

Publication date: 
01/2013

Native Voices Rising is a joint research and re-granting project of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Common Counsel Foundation. This report focuses on the practices and challenges of community organizing and advocacy, focusing on the need for increased investment in and sustained support for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

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Real Results: Why Strategic Philanthropy is Social Justice Philanthropy

Publication date: 
01/2013

NCRP reports that the current practice of strategic philanthropy typically favors short-term metrics, is largely disconnected from grantees and the communities these nonprofits serve, and usually lacks authentic feedback to inform the strategies. Unless grantmakers explicitly address the needs of underserved communities and invest in policy and community engagement – strategies long practiced by social justice philanthropists – they are unlikely to achieve their goals.

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Growing Economies in Indian Country: Taking Stock of Progress and Partnerships A Summary of Challenges, Recommendations, and Promising Efforts

Publication date: 
04/2012

This report summarizes challenges to economic and business development in Native American communities.  These challenges were identified during the 2011 Growing Economies in Indian Country: Taking Stock of Partnerships and Progress (GEIC) workshop series. This report also offers key recommendations, best practices, and promising efforts shared by the GEIC workshop participants and informed by several studies and reports issued over the last several years that pertain to the challenges and barriers.

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