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Foundations

 

New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations

 
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Foundations

Investing in Networks Grows Impact

Participation in a network allows foundations to leverage their individual investment by surfacing multiple, ongoing opportunities for collaborative grantmaking.

By Madeleine Taylor | May. 18, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Working with Story

How to use oral histories to capture the past and communicate in the future.

By Thaler Pekar | May. 13, 2015
 

Foundations

8 Common Innovation Traps

The path to innovation can be tricky, but being aware of the common pitfalls can help funders along the road to breakthrough social change.

By Gabriel Kasper & Justin Marcoux | 5 | Apr. 27, 2015
 
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Fundraising

From Projects to People: Addressing a Donor Funding Imbalance

Donors are always calling for innovative thinking, so why not show a little inclination to innovate themselves?

By Ken Banks | 35 | Apr. 22, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

The Seven Commandments of Funding

Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.

By Kevin Starr | 10 | Apr. 10, 2015
 

Fundraising

Driving Medical Research through Major Giving

Nonprofit organizations that invest in fundraising fundamentals can drive major gift donations that lead to transformational change.

By John L. Lehr | 2 | Apr. 6, 2015
 

Foundations

Express Yourself

The independence of foundations gives them the unique ability to communicate uncomfortable truths to entrenched power. When it comes to strategic communications, however, there are three things of which every foundation could do more.

By Darren Walker & Alfred Ironside | 2 | Apr. 2, 2015
 

Foundations

Systems Change Should Lift Up Beneficiary Voices

When collaborating on systems transformation, we must include both program beneficiaries and institutional leaders.

By Peter Long | 6 | Apr. 1, 2015
 

DIY PR

How one organization took advantage of a major transition to move away from third-party vendors and build an in-house communications team.

By Melissa Skolfield | 9 | Mar. 26, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

When Restrictions Apply

Why general funding for nonprofit organizations is the future of innovation.

By Jocelyn Wyatt | 8 | Mar. 18, 2015