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Value, Time, and Time-Limited Philanthropy

Publication date: 
04/2017
Can limiting a foundation's life increase its ability to have impact? In “Value, Time, and Time-Limited Philanthropy,” Tony Proscio of the Duke Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society tackles that question by applying a theory of time and value in philanthropy to three real cases that show what’s possible.
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Foundations Need Capacity, Too: Initial Findings from the Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool (FCCAT)

Publication date: 
01/2017
The report shares aggregate results from 54 participating foundations that participated in taking the FCCAT in the spring of 2016. We believe the findings presented here offer an unprecedented look at how diverse foundations assess their foundation's capacity.
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Driving Behavior Change Through Communications

Publication date: 
11/2016
Commissioned by the Arcus Foundation and designed as an open resource for grantees and the wider conservation and social justice movements, the report showcases the issues often faced by those in both sectors. It includes an overview of behavior change theories, a compilation of successful behavior change campaigns, lessons learned, and tools for planning new initiatives.
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Innovations in Open Grantmaking

Publication date: 
10/2016
Of its $4.1 trillion fiscal year 2016 budget, the U.S. federal government and its grantmaking agencies will give out billions of dollars in the form of grants to states, localities, and individuals, supporting a dizzying array of activities, from scientific research and economic development to arts, culture, and education.
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Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices

Publication date: 
09/2016
For foundations, there are lots of questions to reflect on when thinking about which evaluation practices best align with their strategy, culture, and mission. How much should a foundation invest in evaluation? What can they do to ensure that the information they receive from evaluation is useful to them? With whom should they share what they have learned
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Examining the 990: An Informative Series on Completing the Form

Publication date: 
08/2016
Examining the 990: An Informative Series on Completing the Form In order to justify their tax-exempt status, every year non-profit organizations must file a 990 form with the IRS. Due to popular demand, The Chronicle has released a series of articles to help readers come away with a better understanding of the form, section-by-section, including how to fill it out, and why it’s so important. Organizations will get valuable information on topics including: Outlining their accomplishments Reporting on contributions Avoiding common missteps Other insider tips
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