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Transparency in Philanthropy: An Analysis of Accountability, Fallacy, and Volunteerism

Publication date: 
04/2013
The latest in a series of guidebooks on topics of interest within the philanthropic community, this new book by John Tyler, General Counsel of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, is designed to help philanthropic organizations plan and think about what information they will release to the public and how they will do it.
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A Funders Guide to Supporting Nonprofit Technology: 10 Ways to Build Your Grantees' Technical Savvy

Publication date: 
04/2013
Working with partners at several major foundations, Idealware created this guide to promote technology capacity building as a powerful way to have a broad-reaching positive impact throughout a nonprofit organization. It includes 10 clear ways foundations can support the technology capacity of their grantees and case studies of foundations that have seen success implementing these tactics.

Grantees' Limited Engagement with Foundations' Social Media

Publication date: 
07/2012
While the majority of foundations use social media tools in their work, very few grantees are accessing or using their funders' social media. Grantees that do use foundations’ social media find those resources less helpful than other communications resources for learning about the foundation, and few grantees report using social media to interact with their funders.

Winding Down the Atlantic Philanthropies-2009-2010: Beginning the Endgame

Publication date: 
02/2012
The second in a planned series of reports on the concluding years of The Atlantic Philanthropies, this report captures the foundation staff’s efforts to launch an orderly process to "imagine the end of Atlantic" during a pivotal period between late 2009 and early 2011. It also provides an in-depth look at the decision making—and consequences of those decisions—in two of Atlantic’s major programs: Children & Youth in the United States and Population Health in Vietnam.
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