Derived from decades of this kind of grantmaking, this guide by the Kresge Foundation provides information on challenge grants for foundations and nonprofits organizations embarking on capital campaigns.
Grantmaking & Evaluation
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.
A Compass in the Woods: Learning Through Grantmaking to Improve Impact and its companion, Learning Practices Self-Assessment by Signet Research & Consulting explores the challenges and good practices of nine widely different foundations in their efforts to improve their learning about how to create impact through their grantmaking and supporting efforts.
Are your grantees ready for General Operating Support? The Funders' Giving Tree walks funders through questions about how to best allocate funding and when general operating support makes the most sense.
This report identifies defining elements of strategic foundation leaders; characteristics of their plans, communications, grantmaking, and assessments; need to back strategic plans with logic models; and challenges. Includes excerpts of interviews and case summaries.
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?
How can a grantmaker covert a concept into a specific request for proposals? Read about one grantmaker's efforts to build financial strength and program quality for community foundations in a casestudy from GrantCraft.
Grantmaking organizations with 1-3 paid or volunteer staff are invited to participate in this conversation and learning opportunity.
Join your colleagues for an interactive conversation and learning opportunity at the South Central Regional.