Public Agency

Public Agency

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
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...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Investing in Capacity Building: A Guide to High-Impact Approaches Improving management practices—the most challenging aspect of capacity building—is essential to increasing the impact of a nonprofit's limited resources. Author Barbara Blumenthal helps grantmakers and consultants design better methods of helping nonprofits, while showing nonprofit managers how to get more effective support. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Author Paul Firstenberg challenges grantmakers to proactively assist their grantee's management in maximizing the nonprofit's social impact, showing grantseekers how potential funders increasingly emphasize organizational capacity building. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Authors Barbara Kibbe and Fred Setterberg explain how the appropriate use of consultants can generate exciting methods of forwarding your organization's goals. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
John Nason, drawing on years of experience as a trustee, guides foundation officials and their boards through difficulties and provides insights into critical areas of concern. The Foundation Center, March 1989, 173 pp. Available online from The Foundation Center. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
Historical data do not mean anything in this situation. There is no blueprint and there is no network. We are doing the best we can with a combination of hard facts and intuition. Every line item is up for grabs; every $1,000 is material. How we feel about it all depends on which newspaper we read that morning. —Managing Director, large performing arts group Introduction Read More...