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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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How Nonprofits Are Set Up to Fail: Ghosts from Our Pre–Colonial Past

A favorite maxim of mine is that “the fish will be the last to discover water.” We fish can’t easily…

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The Confluence of Philanthropy, Justice, and Evaluation

Where all three themes flow together … I’ll write on how we can know when societal institutions, drawing on the…

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Pathways to Progress: Focusing Philanthropy on Racial Equity and Social Justice – A New Introduction

Focusing philanthropy on racial equity means, we found, pursuing six different pathways, sometimes one at a time, sometimes together. Focusing…

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CF – The Magazine for Growing Community Foundations

A strong national network of growing community foundations is good for communities.  Community foundations can be a constant source of…

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Happy Birthday, America!

Let’s celebrate our independence by sending birthday gifts to those organizations that are trying to change the system so the…

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Nonprofit Development and Evaluation: The Untold Story of Who Benefits from Nonprofit Programs

It’s a nonprofit’s responsibility – and opportunity – to understand and help others appreciate its own  construct of effectiveness in…

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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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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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Wanted: Better Evaluation Practices for a Better Philanthropy – A New Introduction

Both philanthropic effectiveness and nonprofit management need the field of evaluation to make more progress in measuring the ways systems…

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