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Creating Shared Value: A How-to Guide for the New Corporate (R)evolution

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09/2011
Creating Shared Value (CSV) requires comprehensive and sustained efforts across a corporation. Drawing heavily on real-life examples, this FSG report identifies ten key building blocks that together form a blueprint for translating CSV into action, and explores how companies can get started on that process.
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Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age: The Law of Online Lobbying and Election-Related Activities

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09/2011
With new online tools popping up all the time, questions like these are becoming more and more frequent. This Alliance for Justice guide helps you navigate the web of rules and regulations to empower your organization to engage in online advocacy!
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On The Money

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09/2009
This Grantmakes for Effective Organizations (GEO) publication highlights the financial challenges nonprofits face and the ways in which grantmakers are both improving the situation as well as perpetuating the problem.
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Building Diversity: A Survey of California Foundation Demographics, Policies and Practices

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06/2009
In the fall of 2007, Northern California Grantmakers (in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) commissioned the Foundation Center to conduct two studies on diversity in philanthropy in California. The first of these studies examined the extent to which grantmaking by large California foundations serves populations of color. Titled Embracing Diversity: Foundation Giving to California’s Communities of Color , this study was released in June 2008. The present study reports findings from a survey that collected baseline data from 115 California foundations on...
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Embracing Diversity: Foundation Giving to California’s Communities of Color

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06/2008
In August 2007, Northern California Grantmakers (in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) commissioned the Foundation Center to conduct a series of studies on diversity in philanthropy in California. These studies included: 1) an analysis of the extent to which grantmaking by large California foundations serves populations of color; and 2) a survey of California foundations to collect baseline data on the demographic composition of their boards and staffs and on the types of diversity-related data collection and grantmaking they are involved in. A...
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Beyond Five Percent

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10/2007
Beyond Five Percent profiles several organizations that have charted alternative paths to the traditional lifespan model for foundations. This includes foundations that are adopting a limited existence by "spending down" their resources through a variety of methods, as well as those that have adopted policies of higher or flexible payout without necessarily intending to spend down. This report is intended to aid grantmakers looking for insightful approaches to philanthropy and innovative ways to deploy their assets.
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Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

A new GrantCraft guide released in collaboration with Glasspockets provides practical advice for funders to publicly share various aspects of their operations, work, and knowledge. Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency presents real-world case studies that demonstrate the value of foundation transparency in strengthening credibility, improving grantee relationships, facilitating greater collaboration, increasing public trust, reducing duplication of effort, and building communities of shared learning. Grantees, funding partners, the public, and philanthropy professionals themselves all...

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