Philanthropic practice

June 30, 2006 by admin
2005, 60 pages. Blueprint Research and Design, 720 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-677-9700, www.blueprintrd.com Download pdf: www.blueprintrd.com Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
2005, 18 pages. Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Harvard University, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-495-1480. Download pdf: www.ksg.harvard.edu/hpaied/pubs/pub_161.htm Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
It is very unusual for any urban renewal plan not to include reference to the role that arts organizations and arts buildings can potentially play in regeneration. Most recently, in Hurricane Katrina's wake, both have figured prominently in discussions about the future of New Orleans and Biloxi. But the discussions about arts organizations and those about arts buildings are curiously and uncomfortably divorced. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
We live in a world of "widespread hostility toward the United States and its policies."1 This antipathy is not limited to the countries and peoples that are directly affected by the U.S. "war on terror" and its attendant pol-icies, but includes many of our former allies and fellow democracies. A friend who just returned from a year in Spain reports that she spent a significant amount of time and energy convincing people she met there that the U.S. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
Years ago, after reading a case statement from one of my earliest experiences with fundraising, my husband, who is in the wine business, told me the three "s's" of salesmanship. He said that a salesman should have Something to say Say it, and Stop. He made it sound fairly easy and apparently it works if you are approaching a reluctant wine buyer who should prefer the rare Aglianico you're offering to an ordinary Chianti from your competitor. Sales have been good and my husband has a thriving company. Read More...
September 30, 2005 by admin
2005, 242 pages. University Press of New England, Lebanon, NH, 03766 Read More...
September 30, 2005 by admin
2005, 24 pages. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, 1413 K Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC, 20005 Download pdf: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations This report examines current topics in philanthropic evaluation and showcases innovative approaches to evaluation being used by grantmakers, both large and small. Through three essays and concise, informative case studies, evaluation is shown to be an opportunity to learn about one's grantmaking and to increase its effectiveness. Read More...
September 30, 2005 by admin
2005, 139 pages. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Fieldstone Alliance Publishing Center, Saint Paul, MN, 55107 In this guide, York promotes the concept of "evaluative learning" to help funders use evaluation to build capacity and increased effectiveness in their grantees' organizations. Examinations of capacity building, organizational effectiveness, current and typical uses of evaluations, and the philosophy of evaluations lead to a step-by-step, soup-to-nuts guide to planning for and implementing evaluative learning. Read More...
September 30, 2005 by admin
In the Grantmakers in the Arts boardroom, when my fellow board members speak, I sometimes feel like my little mutt Duffy must feel when I say "Go outside, Duffy, and take care of business." "Blah blah blah, Duffy, blah, blah, blah." Okay, I'm exaggerating. I understand some of what my colleagues say. More than Duffy, for instance. (Duffy is part cocker spaniel, and there is truth to the saying "dumb as a cocker spaniel.") But I am running to catch up, just as Duffy on her four-inch legs scurries after me on a brisk walk. Read More...
July 31, 2005 by admin
2004, 176 pages. The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 20037, 202-833-7200, www.urban.org Download pdf: http://www.urban.org/publications/411067.html Read More...