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GiveSmart.org

GiveSmart.org is designed to help philanthropists make better decisions and get better results from their giving. The website is part of Bridgespan’s Give Smart philanthropy initiative, which also includes the book Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results by Thomas J. Tierney and Joel L. Fleishman (Public Affairs, 2011). GiveSmart.org collects and shares effective practices, including donor stories, practical how-to guides, and other decision-making tools.

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2020 Boot Camp and Community Foundation Basics Materials

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Training materials accompanying the two-day Community Foundation Boot Camp and the one-day Community Foundation Basics workshop provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. These materials are used by community foundation staff and board members.

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Involving Donors in Community Crises and Leadership Opportunities

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Community foundations invite donors and fundholders to respond to both immediate crises—ranging from the COVID19 pandemic to natural disasters—and our foundations’ long-range leadership opportunities. We know how to bring the money in. But how do we best steward, retain, and advise those donors.

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