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Learning to Lead

Publication date: 
05/2013

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.

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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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Philanthropy and the Regeneration of Community Democracy

Publication date: 
02/2013

This paper explores community democracy as a cultural choice and a potential organizing system for philanthropy using stories that demonstrate its principles and practices, primarily growing from the experience of northern California communities.  This experience offers a framework of principles and a beginning set of conclusions about how philanthropy can develop productive partnerships from the perspective of a place-based, community democracy.

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In Search of the Spark: Getting Your Members Fired Up about Policy Work

Publication date: 
07/2012

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.

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