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Gettysburg Funders

Publication date: 
10/2012
View slides from a presentation by Anna Burger, formerly of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She presented at Can Social Justice Organizations Endure? The panel discussed the roots of the sustainability crisis for social justice organizations, innovative approaches and new investment vehicles designed to generate revenue for nonprofits and the critical role donors of all sizes and capacities can play in this field -- especially smaller foundations and donors.

Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value: A Practitioner's Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy

Publication date: 
04/2012
What is the role of corporate philanthropy in business and society? This guide offers original field research and provides clear and practical paths forward for the future of the field and the role of corporate foundations, including a five element agenda for leaders of corporate foundations and giving programs to advance their practice and profession.
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The RBF Diversity Report: 2012 Update

Publication date: 
03/2012
In 2008, Rockefeller Brothers Fund launched a foundation-wide project to assess and improve diversity within its operations and grantmaking. The 2012 Diversity Project update summarizes the Fund’s progress in collecting and analyzing data on human resources, operations, grantmaking, public programs, and conference activities. This report also provides a brief update on board diversity, which was previously examined by staff in 2010.

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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Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is: Talking About the Value of Strategic Giving

Publication date: 
11/2010
This Philanthropy Awareness Initiative report shows how foundations can start talking about the value they bring to society—a value that describes more than just the money they grant. This report suggests strategies, adaptable messaging, and examples to help foundations get started.

Winding Down the Atlantic Philanthropies-The First Eight Years: 2001-2009

Publication date: 
07/2010
The first in a planned series of reports on the concluding years of The Atlantic Philanthropies, this report addresses the questions raised by Atlantic founder Charles F. Feeney's decision to witness the social benefits of his donation during his lifetime (including how and where to invest and evaluate the progress of grants) and how Atlantic confronts and resolves those questions.
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