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Fundamentals of Philanthropy

Frequently Asked Questions

from new funders, Exponent Philanthropy. Includes topics such as governance, administration, family foundations, and more.

Foundation Fundamentals

8th Edition, March 2008, Foundation Center.

Collective Impact

Collective Impact Workshop

for Southeastern Council of Foundations, November 2014, FSG

Collective Impact

Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2011, John Kania and Mark Kramer

What is Collective Impact?

Overview from FSG nonprofit consulting firm

Difference between Collaboration and Collective Impact

Striving Together blog post, 11/12/12, Jeff Edmonson

The Real Challenge for Collective Impact

From the Huffington Post, 11/27/2012, Paul Schmitz

Donor-Grantee Relationship

Transforming the Donor-Grantee Relationship

Stanford Social Innovation Review, 10/25/13, Liz London and Alex Goldmark

How to Strengthen the Donor-Grantee Relationship: A Roadmap to Success

Forbes, 12/4/11, Rahim Kanani

The Donor-Grantee Trap

The Bridgespan Group, 2011, Thomas J. Tierney and Richard Steele

Working Well with Grantees

Center for Effective Philanthropy, June 2013.

The Smarter Grantmaking Playbook

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Due Diligence

Due Diligence Done Well: A Guide for Grantmakers

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, 2010.

Streamlining Your Due Diligence

Project Streamline

The Due Diligence Tool

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, 12/04, Liza Culick, Kristen Godard & Natasha Terk.


10 Traits that Make Nonprofits Great

March 21, 2015, Philanthropy News Digest.

Are your trustees involved too much - or too little - in grantmaking?

March 30, 2015, Exponent Philanthropy.

Naming rights (and naming wrongs)

(Opinion piece on schools of thought on naming opportunities with charitable giving) March 10, 2015, Jack Shakely, LA Times.

Giving USA 2015 Highlights

Giving USA

Capital Campaigns

Campaign Directory

Find a Capital Campaign in our campaign directory.

Getting Ready for a Capital Campaign

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Capital Campaigns: Volunteers and Donors Make The Difference!

From the GPP Blog.

Capital Campaigns: Getting Ready to Get Ready

From the GPP Blog.

“Go or No Go?” The Power of “Preliminary” in Capital Campaign Planning

From the GPP Blog.


Funder Directory

Find a Funder in the GPP Funder Directory.