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Measuring Social Impact : Listening to Those Who Matter Most, the "Beneficiaries"

Measuring Social Impact : Listening to Those Who Matter Most, the "Beneficiaries" | Community Foundations | Scoop.it

Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2013

 

Why don’t we place greater value on the voices of those we seek to help? Why don’t we routinely listen to our most important constituents?

 

The views and experiences of the people who benefit from social programs are often overlooked and underappreciated, even though they are an invaluable source of insight into a program’s effectiveness.,,,  http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/listening_to_those_who_matter_most_the_beneficiaries?utm_source=Enews13_03_14&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3&utm_campaign=twersky_buchanan_threlfall

 

 


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Why community foundations are important - News Dispatch

Why community foundations are important - News Dispatch | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Why community foundations are important
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Indiana was close on the heels of this innovation, with the first foundation opening in 1916 in Indianapolis.
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Nonprofit to manage 'grand bargain' pension donations - Crain's Detroit Business

Nonprofit to manage 'grand bargain' pension donations - Crain's Detroit Business | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Nonprofit to manage 'grand bargain' pension donations Crain's Detroit Business The foundations' commitments, which will help shore up pension funds and provide for the city's transfer of the Detroit Institute of Arts to the nonprofit that runs it,...
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#communitytfoundation steps up to the plate. Will the deal stick?

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Community Foundations Have a Mandate to Advocate in the Broad Public Interest

This year, the field of community philanthropy is celebrating its 100th anniversary by questioning long-held assumptions about what works and which philanthropic practices will best strengthen communities in an ever-changing world.
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Fast-Rising Category Of Charitable Funds Raises Controversy

There is a rising debate over “donor-advised funds,” the fastest growing category in charity. Donor-advised funds are a way to put aside money now for
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This issue is not going away.  As nonprofits struggle for new and increased sources of giving, donor advised funds will be an attractive target.

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Beyond the numbers: 3 ways community foundations can benefit from #GivingDays

Beyond the numbers: 3 ways community foundations can benefit from #GivingDays | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Flickr user: Communities Foundation of Texas Knight Foundation just published a new Giving Day Playbook offering tips on ...
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Open contests help community foundations catalyze change

Open contests help community foundations catalyze change | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Opportunities for Leadership: Meeting Silicon Valley's Information Needs from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Knight Foundation recently released a report on ...
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Emmett Carson talk cutting edge ....again.

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Charity finance news - Place-based philanthropy works in Islington, but can it work elsewhere?

Charity finance news - Place-based philanthropy works in Islington, but can it work elsewhere? | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
An funding initiative focused on 'place' rather than 'cause' could provide a template for improving the quality of lives, say Kristina Glenn and Ewan King.
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A take on place-based philanthropy in England. Focus on place rather than cause can encourage more strategic giving. 

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Young grantmakers leverage dollars, enrich community foundations | Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Young grantmakers leverage dollars, enrich community foundations | Charles Stewart Mott Foundation | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
This article is part of an occasional series about the community foundation field and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s role in supporting and strengthening it.
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The DonorEdge Learning Community: Creating Organizational Effectiveness and Positive Social Change

The DonorEdge Learning Community: Creating Organizational Effectiveness and Positive Social Change | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
In recent blog posts, I highlighted how each community foundation in the DonorEdge Learning Community (DELC) is transforming philanthropy in their communities by new strategies, nontraditional coll...
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Community foundations work to meaure their impact

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White Courtesy Telephone: The View From the Heights of Arnstein’s Ladder: Resident Engagement by Community Foundations

White Courtesy Telephone: The View From the Heights of Arnstein’s Ladder: Resident Engagement by Community Foundations | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
The following article will appear in a special issue of the National Civic Review titled Philanthropy & Resident Engagement: The Promise for Democracy, available October 2013.
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A view from the community foundation field: Beyond token community engagement : 

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How Estate Planning is Changing — Investing Daily

How Estate Planning is Changing — Investing Daily | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
A revolution in estate planning is underway. While many people know about the 2012 tax law changes, they don’t realize the extent to which these changes require fresh approaches and strategies.
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Estate Planning Basics That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked; Article Published by LegaLees Attorney Lee Phillips

Estate Planning Basics That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked; Article Published by LegaLees Attorney Lee Phillips | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Estate planning basics include four essential elements—the will, the revocable living trust, the living will and the durable power of attorney.
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The transfer of wealth is on. Educating you donors about planned giving is essential to future growth. 

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Big Thinking on Small Grants: Wanting More from Place-Based Philanthropy

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A primer on place-based philanthropy and the movement to expand giving loyal to place.

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Community Foundations’ Assets Climb to Record $66-Billion

Community Foundations’ Assets Climb to Record $66-Billion | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Grant making at the funds grew to nearly $5-billion last year.
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Community foundations to explore working together - taosnews

Community foundations to explore working together - taosnews | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Community foundations to explore working together taosnews The five presidents and CEOs are: Randy Royster of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Jenny Parks of the New Mexico Community Foundation, Brian Byrnes of the Santa Fe Community...
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A statewide coalition to promote philanthropy....for good, forever.

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Social Change Agents

5 New Year's Resolutions for Social Change Agents | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Although New Year’s celebrations may be over, New Year’s resolutions have a great importance.
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The Community Foundations’ Response to Veterans

The Community Foundations’ Response to Veterans | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Veterans returning home from America’s military endeavors in the Middle East may find themselves in need of support—whether that means medical or financial assistance or simply aid in readjusting to civilian life.
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Bahia Ramos feels the beat of local communities in her grantmaking

Bahia Ramos feels the beat of local communities in her grantmaking | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
Above: Bahia Ramos Bahia Ramos learned the importance of empathy from her grandmother at an early age. It’s a notion ...
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Community Foundations: Building Philanthropy and Effecting Social Change

Community Foundations: Building Philanthropy and Effecting Social Change | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
We close the current theme (fundraising) with a look at community foundations and the value propositions that drive their ability to operate and raise
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A hopeful if not slightly inaccurate portrait of comunity foundations...The potential is there but do community foundation really use it?  Yes & No.

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Guest column: Donor advised funds, helping to cross the generational bridge - Hudson Hub-Times | Hudson & Summit County, OH

When Cornelius Vanderbilt died in 1877, he was the richest man in the United States. Yet he neglected to provide his children with an appreciation of the responsibility of great wealth and the proper mentoring necessary to maintain it.
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Donor advised funds for family philanthropy continue to grow in popularity and numbers. 

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3 Things Philanthropists Can Do To Move Nonprofits Forward | Social Velocity

3 Things Philanthropists Can Do To Move Nonprofits Forward | Social Velocity | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
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Letter to donors of America to stop focusing on % of administrative costs as the mesure of a charities" effectiveness.hek out  llilly15.Tumblr.com "It's a Scary Ride"

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42% of Its Donor-Advised Fund Gifts Are Unrestricted, Fidelity Says

42% of Its Donor-Advised Fund Gifts Are Unrestricted, Fidelity Says | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
On average, donors give seven grants annually worth $4,000 each, Fidelity Charitable says in a study designed to help fundraisers figure out how to tap money from the funds.
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Three Centuries of Rockefeller Family Philanthropy

This three-part program is drawn from conversations among Rockefeller family members and the Rockefeller family historian at a public symposium hosted by Rockefeller…
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A Creature of Its Environment: View from a Community Foundation

A Creature of Its Environment: View from a Community Foundation | Community Foundations | Scoop.it
All politics is local, some famous politician once said, and a lot of philanthropy would be well served by understanding the importance of understanding and connecting to the culture and dynamics of the communities foundations serve.
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Place-based philanthropy..a once unique province of community foundation require a new look at the value added these institution add to philanthropy more broadly.

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Opportunity Watch: Community Foundations, Unite! « Ajah

Ajah builds tools that help Canadian Non Profit Organizations find new funders.
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See what our neighboring ommunity foundations to the north are doing to support their own charitable sector

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