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From Big Ideas to Big Change

Foundations are committing more resources than ever before to communicating about their work and missions -- yet grantees continue to give funders low marks when it comes to fostering a clear understanding of what the foundation is trying to accomplish and where they fit in. To address this gap, Spitfire Strategies developed From Big Ideas to Big Change. This report examines how foundations communicate about their change strategies and offers advice for effectively engaging foundation staff, grantees and other audiences in communications efforts that succeed in turning a vision of change...

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Early Learnings on Building Foundation Openness

Foundation Openness
Release Date: 
12/21/2018

Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares four learnings from a two-year effort to engage foundations in building openness and transparency, made possible with support from the Fund for Shared Insight.

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Going Public: Overcoming the Foundation Transparency Challenge

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Join United Philanthropy Forum and Foundation Center for a webinar focused on how to improve foundation effectiveness by increasing philanthropic transparency. Attend this webinar to learn about free tools that are designed to help philanthropy work more openly, efficiently and effectively.

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Top Ten Philanthropy Resources: April part 2

Release Date: 
04/22/2016

Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector including an argument for using your power as foundation executives for social change, a movement toward global grantmaking by community foundations, and the difference between transactional and transformative transparency.

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New Reports from the Field- February part 2

Release Date: 
02/24/2016

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring reports from Stanford Social Innovation Review, National Center for Charitable Statistics, Exponent Philanthropy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Management Assistance Group, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.