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Giving in Numbers

Publication date: 
12/2009

Based on corporate contributions data from 137 of the country's leading companies, Giving in Numbers is a comprehensive study of 2008 corporate giving. The report also includes a special look at how financial results affect giving and how philanthropy budgets are set.

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Time is of the Essence: Foundations and the Policies of Limited Life and Endowment Spend-Down

From the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, this report provides examples of foundations that decided to spend down their assets within a set period of time instead of existing in perpetuity. The report provides donors and foundations with models for consideration in their own policies and planning.

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Nonprofit Budget Tips

Publication date: 
05/2008

The budget process is a critical component of sound financial management. Find tips to help your organization develop and maintain a healthy budget from Third Sector New England.

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"Philanthropy Is..." Video

Publication date: 
03/2007

How does the public view philanthropy? Explore a humorous, fast-paced video of public interviews from the Minnesota Council on Foundations.

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How Effective Nonprofits Work: A Guide for Donors, Board Members, and Foundation Officers

Publication date: 
02/2003

This easy-to-reference primer shortens the traditional learning curve that empowers donors, volunteers and others to become active leaders in nonprofits. The book covers essentials such as assessing nonprofits’ effectiveness; the roles of staff, boards and donors; and the importance of fundraising and preparation for the future. Quick takes on nonprofit strategies, structures, and best practices are interspersed with short essays. Applicable to both new and experienced nonprofit supporters, it blends practical information with analytical perspectives from experts in the field.

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