Top Ten Philanthropy Resources


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Philanthropic organizations must adapt to how they are serving society by examining the many problems and changes in the society so each organization can fulfill its dual mission of service and solving societal problems.

There are many resources available to grant makers and this article gives insights from ten experts on approaching the changing world of intelligent philanthropic giving.

Thought leaders from the Foundation Center and the National Center for Family Philanthropy offer their insights on how nonprofit organizations can improve the effectiveness of their outreach.

Among the topics covered are how to build conversations about priorities; how nonprofits can be more effective; how to implement a program of measurable due diligence; how to recruit professional staff and establish leadership in nonprofits. Each of the ten articles gives thoughts on identifying values to help shape responsive philanthropic programs in the future. Read the Entire Article


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Top Ten Philanthropy Resources

Philanthropic organizations must adapt to how they are serving society by examining the many problems and changes in the society so each organization can fulfill its dual mission of service and...more

Another Uncomfortable Conversation—Part I: Foundation Funding of Nonprofit Infrastructure
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation

The Hewlett Foundation recently conducted a study on nonprofit foundation infrastructure. Funding for nonprofit infrastructures has not kept pace with the overall receipt of funds. Funding for...more

Governance and Accountability: A Different Choice for Nonprofits

Good nonprofit governance requires that an organization be accountable to multiple parties. While this may seem benign and obvious, it can be challenging and more complicated than first appears....more

Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit Dashboard

A dashboard is a graphical monitoring and reporting tool that can help nonprofit organizations cultivate a culture of data-driven decision making. In "Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit...more

Study: Arizona nonprofits grew by 25 percent
Foundation: Arizona Community Foundation

A recent study by the Arizona Community Foundation found that Arizona's economy has grown in part due to an increasing influence of nonprofit organizations within the state. Nonprofits provide...more

Getting Your Nonprofit Approved By The IRS

Imagine that your favorite charity that provides funding or a service that is very close to your heart has lost its public funding and you want to do something about it. One option is trying to...more

Philanthropist Jean Case encourages conversations about failure
Foundation: Case Foundation

Jean Case, Chief Executive of the Case Foundation believes in embracing failure because it will enhance one’s ability to succeed in the future. In order to facilitate this, she holds "Fail Fests,"...more







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