Publications

Making a Difference in Africa: Advice from Experienced Grantmakers
Making a Difference is based on interviews with 50 foundation and corporate officers from 33 foundations. It seeks to present a balanced picture of Africa by highlighting the many opportunities for grantmaker involvement in the continent in effective and rewarding ways.
This report documents some of the reasons and highlights examples of family foundations that have decided to take that step and become global funders.
Opening Doors: Pathways to Diverse Donors
Opening Doors helps nonprofit organizations understand the rich philanthropic traditions of diverse communities and develop effective outreach efforts. Based on solid research, the book is filled with practical strategies, suggestions, and action steps fundraisers can implement today.
 Philanthropy and Rural America
Learn what philanthropy is doing—or should be doing—in rural communities to growing assets and improve education, health, and the environment.
Philanthropy Solutions Brief on Employee Volunteerism
This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on employee volunteerism.
Principles of Accountability for International Philanthropy
The Principles aim to guide and support funders in making better decisions in pursuing their international missions and objectives, and to provide a framework that will encourage and assist more foundations to get involved internationally.
The Principles were created by representatives of more than 40 charitable sector organizations including the Council on Foundations (the working group coordinator), Independent Sector, InterAction and Grantmakers Without Borders, as an alternative to the U.S. Treasury Department's Voluntary Anti-Terrorist Guidelines.
Strategic Communications Solutions Brief
This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on strategic communications in corporate philanthropy.
Technology in Corporate Philanthropy Solutions Brief
This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on technology in corporate philanthropy.
The Complete Guide to Grantmaking Basics: A Field Guide for Funders
The Complete Guide brings together and updates the information, guidance, and tips found in Grantmaking Basics I and II with more essential tools for grantmakers.
The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others
The Giving Family offers parents dozens of simple family activities to teach children of any age how to give their time, their talents, and (yes!) their money to people and causes they care about
The Grandparent Legacy Project
The Grandparent Legacy Project is an oral history tool that helps grandparents communicate their stories—their legacies—across the generations. Created by 21/64 and the Association of Small Foundations, this resource excerpts interviews with 15 well-known philanthropic grandparents, a CD to hear their voices, and a workbook.
The Guide to Small Foundation Management
Small foundations need special tools. Whether you’re new to foundations, looking for the basics, or a seasoned grantmaker looking to improve upon your work, you will discover operating tips to structure and run your small foundation—from the ground up.
This publication features 23 philanthropic leaders’ collective discussions of lessons learned around making social change happen, identifying advocacy activities to support, and ensuring these efforts result in long-term community benefits.

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