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Insight, Impact, and Equity – Collecting Demographic Data

Publication date: 
06/2018

For philanthropy to advance equity in all communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, it needs to be able to understand the demographics of the organizations being funded (and declined), the people being served and the communities impacted. That data should be used to assess practices and drive decision making. 

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Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders

Publication date: 
05/2018

This publication provides a wealth of background and program ideas for improving rural mobility through existing and emerging technology. It offers insights about what’s already working and what is possible from the perspective of providers and thought leaders. It is a general introduction tailored for funders but useful for anyone. It does not require a background in technology or aging.

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2018 Training Materials

Publication date: 
02/2018

This material is only available to members. Please contact a member of the GIFT staff to get Boot Camp or Community Foundation Basics materials.

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The Resilient Organization: Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide

Publication date: 
03/2017

The Resilient Organization, developed by TechSoup with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery. This e-book is intended for organizations that are preparing for a disaster, as well as those that need to rebuild and maintain operations after a disaster.

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Equity: Is Your Foundation Ready to Invest in Building Opportunity for All?

Publication date: 
11/2016

Research shows that one of the greatest impediments to a prosperous future for all of Michigan's people is unequal access to resources. To help foundation leaders and their boards begin essential conversations about marginalized populations and determine the extent to which their organization's culture and grantmaking practices are aligned with a commitment to expanding opportunity in the communities they serve, CMF developed this discussion guide and self-assessment.

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Disaster Philanthropy Playbook

Publication date: 
01/2016

The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices and lessons learned that have saved and galvanized local economies, nonprofits, and vulnerable populations from entering into a permanent downward spiral in the wake of disaster.

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