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Working with Government: Guidance for Grantmakers

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Foundation-government collaborations seem to be on the rise as each sector looks to pool resources with new partners. How can grantmakers take advantage of the benefits while managing the risks of working on terrain that can be unfamiliar to all parties? GrantCraft's latest guide includes case studies, suggestions for finding changemakers in government and advice on navigating roles and power dynamics. Government partners chime in with ideas for keeping things running smoothly.

How Foundations Use Communications to Advance Their Public Policy Work

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This study examines how foundations that wish to engage in public policy are using communications to expand the reach and impact of their work. It reveals that communications is at the very center of successful policy engagement for the foundations interviewed, which make use of ten distinctly different strategies to boost their policy engagement. Among the foundations included in the study are The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.


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