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Your Guide to Philanthropy's Reflective Practices

Publication date: 
04/2018

How do skilled philanthropy practitioners navigate challenging situations in their work to get to meaningful connections and good outcomes? Interviews with dozens of them reveal a common ingredient: they each use reflective practices to help them observe, make sense of and adjust their behaviors. This new guide focuses on four of these practices.

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Fund the People Toolkit

Publication date: 
09/2017

Fund the People created this toolkit to provide practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce. Nonprofit people are nonprofit programs. Given this reality, supporting the nonprofit workforce is an effective strategy for increasing performance, impact, and sustainability.

The toolkit features six content areas to help funders and nonprofit organizations invest in the nonprofit workforce as a strategy for improving the impact and sustainability of the organizations:

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New Frontiers for Funding: An Introduction to Grantmaking in Rural Aging

Publication date: 
04/2017

This primer, focused on rural aging, provides guidance specifically for grantmakers. It includes information on how to get started; finding the right partners and grantees; defining and measuring success; examples of effective programs, and how working on rural aging issues can increase the impact of many different kinds of philanthropies.

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Indiana COAD Guidance Manual

Publication date: 
01/2012

Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) provide a platform for increasing communication and coordination among public, private and nonprofit agencies to reduce the impact of disasters. A COAD will enhance a community’s ability to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, thus ensuring that human needs inherent in a disaster situation are evaluated and addressed.

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