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Do Nothing About Me Without Me: An Action Guide for Engaging Stakeholders

Co-published by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and IISC, this guide argues the value of engaging diverse stakeholders, highlights grantmakers who are bringing stakeholders into the center of their work and offers a variety of tools to help grantmakers better engage grantees, community members and other partners.

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Value of Volunteer Time

Independent Sector's study reveals that the estimated value of a volunteer hour reached $20.85 in 2009, up 60 cents from 2008. According to the Financial Accounting Standards Board the value of volunteer services can also be used on financial statements - including statements used for internal and external purposes, grant proposals, and annual reports - if a volunteer is contributing a specialized skill to a nonprofit.

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A Growing Tradition? Examining the African American Family Foundation

A growing number of African-American philanthropists are relying on family foundations for their charitable giving, preferring to put their trust in organizations they are close to and that aid the African-American community, this report from the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation finds.

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Women’s Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders

Women's Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders adds the valuable perspective of personal narrative to understanding the growth of giving circles over the past ten years. Focused on the motivations, challenges, and opportunities of the 18 giving circle founders interviewed, the booklet is a testament to two factors that propelled this grassroots phenomenon – media interest and the powerful women’s social network.

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The Impact of Giving Together: Giving Circles’ Influence on Members’ Philanthropic and Civic Behaviors, Knowledge, and Attitudes

Released by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, “The Impact of Giving Together” specifically examines the impact of giving circles on members’ giving and civic engagement.

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Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best

This report includes the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars. It attempts to answer the questions: What differentiates an exemplary foundation from the rest of its peers? What can foundations do to improve its relevance to nonprofits, the economically and socially underserved Americans and society as a whole?

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