Partnering With Intermediaries

November 2010
Tom David
With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the author interviewed over 50 foundations working with intermediaries about their success and challenges.

Community Foundation Approaches to Effectiveness: Characteristics, Challenges, and Opportunities

November 2010
Francie Ostrower
Study findings indicate that community foundations need to develop and articulate a more specific and realistic definition of effectiveness that is consistent with their mission.

From Crisis to Opportunity: Learning from One Region's Response to the Economic Downturn

November 2010
Rebecca Graves, Fay Hanleybrown, Veronica Borgonovi
Now that a year has past since the bottom of the economic crisis, funders have an opportunity to look back at their initial response and determine how they can incorporate some of the adjustments they have made in their ongoing work.

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact

November 2010
Niki Jagpal
A set of measurable guidelines to help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.

Native Arts and Cultures: Research, Growth and Opportunities for Philanthropic Support

November 2010
Ford Foundation
Overview of three foundation-commissioned evaluations, this report serves as a guide for donors interested in investing in Native arts and cultures, and focuses on leadership development opportunities, and cultivating a more robust philanthropic resource for the field.

Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: 2010 Edition

June 2010
Steven Lawrence, Director of Research