Leading on the Inside
Blueprint 2013

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Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency - New!

Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency explores how transparency can strengthen credibility, improve grantee relationships, facilitate greater collaboration, increase public trust, reduce duplication of effort, and build communities of shared learning. We organized the content into five topical chapters so that you can focus on exploring one approach to transparency at a time.

Discuss the themes in these resources using #transparency

Blueprint 2013

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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2014 - New!

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2014 is an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar Lucy Bernholz about the social economy — private capital used for public good.

The Foundation Center and the European Foundation Centre are pleased to again partner with Lucy to offer the Blueprint as a GrantCraft guide. The Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in the coming year.

Highlights

  • Expanding Horizons
  • Insight: Big Shifts that Matter
  • Foresight: Predictions for 2014
  • Hindsight: Previous Forecasts
  • Glimpses of the Future
Blueprint 2013

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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013 is an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar Lucy Bernholz about the social economy — private capital used for public good.

The Foundation Center and the European Foundation Centre are pleased to partner with Lucy to offer the Blueprint as a GrantCraft guide. The Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in the coming year.

Highlights

  • What Is the Social Economy?
  • Insight: Big Shifts that Matter
  • Foresight: Predictions for 2013
  • Hindsight: Previous Forecasts
  • Glimpses of the Future
Quick Question Survey: How do you build in learning when there is no time to learn?

 

Quick Question Survey: How do you build in learning when there is no time to learn?

Because time is a scarce commodity, grantmakers need to spend time wisely on activities that add value to their daily work and increase their ability to do good work in the future. By those criteria, learning ought to get high priority, yet it's often the case that learning gets squeezed out when time gets short.

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  • Based on 1400 survey responses
  • Recommendations for learning alone, in a team or throughout an organization
Building Community Inside and Out

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Building Community Inside and Out

Many organizations might like to have a regular vehicle for supporting and participating in community activities in the neighborhoods in which they operate. Based on the Ford Foundation's Good Neighbor Committee, this guide offers one model of how such committees can work and what they can accomplish.

Highlights

  • Formatting a committee and its mission
  • Getting to know your neighbors
  • Requesting, reviewing, and accepting proposals

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