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Problems With Using A Single Measure of Success

At the risk of sounding pedantic, not all pounds of food are equal.  There’s a problem with using a single…

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Community Philanthropy in Central and Eastern Europe – A New Introduction

This handsome primer is for people interested in learning about the role that community philanthropy organizations can play in strengthening…

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Successful Neighborhood Self-Help: Some Lessons Learned – A New Introduction

This is not a how-to paper on organizing a neighborhood, nor is it a how-to paper on managing a neighborhood…

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How To Save The World: Evaluating Your Choices

“The world isn’t going to be saved overnight, or in a year, or with the one just-right program or policy. It’s people that will save the world, working in a smart accumulation of efforts that together make progress against specific substantial goals.” Steven E. Mayer

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Saving the Babies: Looking Upstream for Solutions – A New Introduction

Your foundation’s grantmaking guidelines reflect your Board’s choice of philanthropic strategy, whether you meant them to or not.  Do your…

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Supporting Low-Income Neighborhood Organizations: A Guide for Community Foundations – A New Introduction

Projects that work well and produce good outcomes are more likely to capture the eye of funders.  Good outcomes in…

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The Assets Model of Community Development – A New Introduction

The assets view is a growth model.  It’s constructive, creative, and progressive. The “assets model of community development,” as distinct…

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Building Community Capacity: The Potential of Community Foundations – A New Introduction

Increasing community capacity should be on the agenda of every community foundation. Building Community Capacity: the Potential of Community Foundations…

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