How Are Private Funders Responding to Cuts in Public Funding?

November 2011
Alexis Frasz and Holly Sidford, Helicon Collaborative
Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 22, No 3 (Fall 2011)

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.

Strategic Philanthropy: Five Approaches for Making a Difference

November 2010
Foundation Source
As guidelines for other philanthropists, this booklet shares steps Foundation Source clients have taken to achieve strategic goals.

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