Other publications

Other publications

November 12, 2009 by Steve
Native America at the new Millennium is a Ford Foundation-funded collaboration by the Harvard Project, Native Nations Institute, and First Nations Development Institute that serves as a primer on contemporary American Indian affairs. NANM addresses topics as wide-ranging as tribal government, non-profit organizations, political activism, economic development, housing, welfare, health, arts, and media. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
More than 100 sources were interviewed, consulted, or literature reviewed for information for this study on Native American Philanthropy. "Native communities have always practiced various forms of giving, from rituals and religious ceremonies to auctions and art fairs." Read on as this study explains how Native American communities have always been involved with, and are increasing their visibility in philanthropy. Download pdf from Native Americans in Philanthropy. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
First Nations Development Institute and Native Americans in Philanthropy convened a group of Native philanthropic leaders in Minneapolis/St. Paul on September 14 2005, to discuss how we can better support the development of Native foundations and Native philanthropy. The objective of this meeting was to provide insight and input into the design and implementation of a structure to support the further development of Native foundations and Native philanthropy through technical assistance, advocacy and research. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
A Native critique of American life, featuring the best of Indian Country Today's editorials and perspectives since 2000. Contemporary Native thinkers and writers meet the dominant issues in both Indian and non-Indian public life head-on in this unique publication. The book is a must-read for anyone who needs a contemporary view of the major issues affecting tribal communities across the country. Available from Indian Country Today. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This report presents key findings from a study of large foundations' giving to Native American causes and concerns. It addresses the real dollar value of grantmaking from 1989-2002, top donors and top recipients, and the general purposes to which grants are targeted. The pamphlet concludes with a discussion of what the data imply (and in particular, what action they ought to motivate) for foundations, Native-serving nonprofits, and tribal governments. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This brief article offers a concise and practical look at the important difference between "outcomes" and "impact" in measuring the effectiveness of grants and programs, and provides information on designing evaluation methods and what measures to best apply. Posted courtesy of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Download:    On the Frontlines (312Kb) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
The story of how the Boston Foundation became the first community foundation to develop and implement policy on exercising its proxy votes on investments to advance its mission. Posted courtesy of Stanford Social Innovation Review Download:    What Works (5.9Mb) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This article demonstrates how the income tax break for charitable contributions effectively creates an inequitable federal subsidy of some charitable organizations over others, and proposes policy changes that would address this situation. Download:    Failure of Philanthropy (362Kb) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This book features profiles of 18 family foundations and giving groups that have developed unique or noteworthy programs of arts giving, reflecting the values and character of the donors in a variety of ways. Interviews with principals and trustees from each foundation provide further insights to how these programs were developed and realized. 90 pages, perfect bound ISBN 0-9705157-4-X Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This Field Resource Book profiles nine foundations that provide general operating support to arts organizations. The featured foundations reflect geographic and institutional diversity, as well as myriad grantmaking approaches. The chapters are the result of research and interviews with senior staff at each of the nine foundations. Each chapter includes six sections: Read More...