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This report from the Wallace Foundation recommends that funders boost payments for overhead, reduce burdens, and invest in building nonprofits' financial management capabilities in order to help grantees build strength through better financial management.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Collaborative Funding for Greater Impact explains the mechanics of forming and managing a co-funding partnership and offers takeaways for how this experience can apply to other communities.
Why Family Foundations Lose Their Way: A Founders' Guide to Long-Term Philanthropic Success discusses dangers and mistakes in establishing and running a family foundation.
This Idealware guide looks at the features and processes used by five different integrated software solutions to help community foundations manage funds, track grants, solicit donations, provide online support for donor advised funds and track accounting data.
The Investment Management Code of Conduct for Endowments, Foundations, and Charitable Organizations outlines ethical responsibilities for the sound management of longer-term financial assets.
An Accounting Procedures Manual template created by Deborah Cooper and Meredeth Clark of the California and Steve Zimmerman, C.P.A.
A blueprint for family engagement, providing strategies and approaches to involving the next generation.
This TCC Briefing Paper positions R&D as an alternative to "traditional evaluation" as a way to improve social innovation in the nonprofit sector.
The Strengthening Organizations Initiative shares lessons learned from helping community-organizing nonprofits strengthen their organizations.
Mary O'Donnell, a program officer at the Retirement Research Foundation, provides an overview of how the foundation works to build capacity of nonprofits to serve older adults.
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This report offers succession planning through leadership development an alternative to the status quo. Instead of expecting new leaders to rise to the occasion, this report proposes that, when leadership opportunities arise, organizations should dedicate resources, human and financial, to developing the talent pipeline and proactively, openly discussing succession plans at all levels of leadership, not simply the CEO/Executive Director role.
This guide developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors shows how individuals and family foundations can improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.
This report from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation offers four key steps to demystifying corporate social responsibility: Fit, return, simplicity, and promotion.
In order to explore how to increase the value of coalitions, this report from TCC Group and the California Endowment examines the questions: "What are coalitions?" and "How can we monitor their progress and effectiveness?"
This study produced by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides an overview of the effectiveness and accomplishments of various communications training opportunities offered to grantees.
The Association of Small Foundations and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund report "The Best of Both Worlds: Using Private Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds" provides an analysis of donor-advised funds and foundations and offers guidance on choosing the appropriate giving vehicles and the best way to use them.
An article by Alice Buhl introduces a wide range of models from which families can choose to determine how to compose board, staff or advisory committees.
A new report co-produced by the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, the Williams Group, and the Communications Network, explores the value of foundation annual reports: why we do them and whether they do any good. Is there a better way for foundations to communicate about their work?
This report from NCRP discusses how philanthropy can more effectively use limited resources to help reform and improve school systems, with specific focus on inequality in access and opportunities among underserved students.
From Big Ideas to Big Change 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 into reality.