Effective Communities Project
Practical help for grantmakers, community organizations, nonprofits, evaluators, donors, activists, and advocates for stronger and more just community development.  Timeless lessons of nonprofit and philanthropic effectiveness.  

EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM EVALUATION

  • Create interesting and usable evaluation designs that produce interesting and usable answers that can strengthen the organization, advance its mission, and gain support. Useful titles include: Wanted: Better Evaluation Practices for a Better Philanthropy How [...]

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

  • Nonprofit program benefits
    Design your nonprofit programs to achieve their intended effects, and to make the kind of progress suggested in your organization’s mission statement.  Some useful titles: Building Organizational Capacity: A Simple Useful Framework Results of an [...]

STEVE’S BOOK

JUST PHILANTHROPY BLOG

  • Highway markers, we’ve discovered, make great reading. Posted by state and regional historical societies all along State, US, and Federal highways, they provide lessons and insight into what happened right there, where you’re standing, in [...]