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Foundations Can Rewrite History by Focusing on the States

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03/2014
This Nonprofit Quarterly article makes the case for foundations focusing on public policy at a state, rather than federal, level. "Like Robert Frost nearly a century ago, today’s foundation leaders stand where two roads diverge. They can continue down the usual road of fixating solely on federal policy debates, such as the one over the charitable deduction. Or they can take the road “less traveled by” to where the real action is: the states. If they choose the latter, then years from now they too can look back with Frost’s sigh of satisfaction because that choice will have “made all the...
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Vision, Values and Voice: A Social Justice Communications Toolkit

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12/2013
The Opportunity Agenda, launched in 2006 with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America, created the Vision, Values and Voice toolkit to help social justice communications campaigns tap into the comic book superhero zeitgeist to advance its messaging.
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StoryPilot

Publication date: 
11/2013
StoryPilot, formerly ImpactSpace, is a web application for mapping the social impact of documentary films. Looking at a variety of metrics of change, from attitude shifts to community formation to policy reform, StoryPilot provides a holistic view of how films transform society.
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Resources from California Philanthropy Forum: Should Californians Welcome Social Impact Bonds?

Publication date: 
05/2013
On May 10th Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers—and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) presented a special statewide webinar briefing on this emerging trend in social innovation.
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Impact Playbook: Best Practices for Understanding the Impact of Media

Publication date: 
04/2013
Building on existing impact frameworks with applied strategies, concrete metrics, and suggested workflows, this guide that synthesizes best practices for media makers to understand the impact of their work.
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Resources from the 2013 California Budget Project Analysis

Publication date: 
02/2013
For more than a decade, Northern California Grantmakers has partnered with the California Budget Project to inform members about the annual budgets that impact underserved communities and grantees they serve.
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Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy

Publication date: 
10/2011
Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy examines the role of the arts in engaging, educating, and building communities and addressing social, economic, environmental, and other injustices

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