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Start Now, Stop Climate Change: Leveraging Foundation Portfolios to Impact the Environment

As the climate crisis continues to accelerate and reach the forefront of our global conversation due to headline-dominating wildfires and ever more frequent hurricanes, many members of the philanthropic community have leveraged their grantmaking to support environmental stewardship. To maximize impact, funders are looking beyond their grantmaking and considering how to leverage the entirety of... Read More

Advocacy Field Guide
for Lean Funders

How Small and Place-Based Foundations and Donors Can Make Big Change With Little Money Funders with few or no staff are perfectly positioned to fund and engage in advocacy. Smaller funders have deep ties to their communities, can act quickly to respond to emerging opportunities, and can focus in a laser-like way. Donors and trustees... Read More

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Advocacy by Small Foundations

Many funders are tired of applying bandages. They are looking for ways to address issues at their core and make deeper, longer-lasting change. Small foundations are perfectly positioned to catalyze change by funding and engaging in advocacy. Discover the many powerful ways you can play needed roles such as convening, capacity building, commissioning research, and... Read More

The Best of Both Worlds: Using Private Foundations and Donor Advised Funds

This guide is for professional advisors whose clients want to formalize their charitable giving through a giving vehicle such as a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or a private foundation. Experienced professional advisors know that helping clients find the best giving vehicle available for them creates a win-win situation. The clients will be happier with a vehicle that is a... Read More

Getting to Impact Through Evaluation

Evaluation can be a daunting topic for foundations of all sizes. So why encourage small foundations with already limited time and money to take on evaluation? That’s easy: Evaluation is a key element for foundations that want to increase the impact of their giving. This primer introduces you to the evaluation process and outlines each... Read More

The Foundation Guidebook

Small or large, new or established, your foundation can be a lasting expression of who you are and make an impact for years to come. The Foundation Guidebook provides the baseline knowledge you need for running a foundation and get to the really important work of making a difference. You’ll learn how to build a... Read More