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From Insight to Action: New Directions in Foundation Evaluation

Mark Kramer, Rebecca Graves, Jason Hirschhorn, Leigh Fiske

After a year of research and nearly 100 interviews with foundation leaders and evaluation experts, FSG has released a report that identifies a fundamental transition in the way foundations use evaluation. 

From Insight to Action
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Communicating Education Metrics

Jason Lee, Hallie Preskill, Rebecca Graves

New research highlights eight innovative tools that allow users to communicate social metrics effectively to a wide range of users.

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Community Foundation Economic Scenario Planning (ESP) Tool

John Kania, Rebecca Graves, Melissa Scott, Diana Esposito, Valerie Bockstette

A new interactive tool allows community foundations to test the impact of changes in market conditions on their business.

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Fueling Impact: A Fresh Look at Business Model Innovation and New Revenue Sources

Rebecca Graves, Samira Rahmatullah

Difficult economic times in 2008-2010 were an important wake-up call for community foundations – a reminder that diversifying revenue sources is an essential component of a strong business model.

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Do More than Grow: Realizing the Potential of Community Foundation Donor-Advised Funds

Rebecca Graves, Eva Nico, Carina Wendel

What community foundations can do to realize the strategic value of Donor-Advised Funds.

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Growing Smarter: Achieving Sustainability in Emerging Community Foundations

Eva Nico, Rebecca Graves, Tracy Foster, Fay Hanleybrown

This report focuses on solutions to a striking paradox: as community foundations grow their assets, their sustainability is often threatened.

Growing Smarter
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Growing Smarter Discussion Guide
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From Crisis to Opportunity: Learning from One Region’s Response to the Economic Downturn

Rebecca Graves, Fay Hanleybrown, Veronica Borgonovi

Funders in one region of the U.S. demonstrate how difficult times spur innovative strategies by doing more with less. 

From Crisis to Opportunity
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The Evaluation of Capacity Building Grants

Rebecca Graves, Henry Culbreath

Many foundations now have programs aimed at capacity building for their grantees. FSG's analysis of the Maine Community Foundation (MCF) highlighted three basic lessons that can increase the likelihood of success for any capacity building initiative.

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Seeking Shared Success: Business Model Innovation Through Mergers, Affiliations, and Alliances

Rebecca Graves, Hollie Marston

Learn how alliances, affiliations, and mergers represent a path to enhanced sustainability and greater impact for community foundations.

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Benchmarking Beyond Asset Size: New Top 100 Lists

Rebecca Graves, Melissa Scott, Diana Esposito

Benchmarking community foundations beyond asset size provides a more holistic view of how these organizations operate.

Benchmarking Beyond Asset Size
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Growing Smarter: Achieving Sustainability in Emerging Community Foundations Discussion Guide

Eva Nico, Rebecca Graves, Tracy Foster, Fay Hanleybrown

This straight-forward but thought-provoking tool was created for community foundation board meetings as a part of the Growing Smarter: Achieving Sustainability in Emerging Community Foundations study. The guide features a series of questions related to growth and sustainability.

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Columbus Survey 2010 Results: Guideposts Point to Growth

Rebecca Graves, Hollie Marston

What changes in assets, gifts, and grants did community foundations experience in 2010 given the economic recovery? This report is an analysis of 2010 data gathered through the Columbus Survey.

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Learning to Lead: The Journey to Community Leadership for Emerging Community Foundations

Resources to help emerging community foundations become recognized community leaders.

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On Board: Engaging the Full Potential of Community Foundation Directors

Resources to help emerging community foundations engage board members to boost progress.

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Measuring Success in Donor Development

Rebecca Graves, Owen Stearns

If community foundations are to learn from each other’s success, they must find ways to create truly comparable performance data.

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Communicating Education Metrics - Executive Summary

Jason Lee, Hallie Preskill, Rebecca Graves

New research highlights eight innovative tools that allow users to communicate social metrics effectively to a wide range of users.

Communicating Education Metrics Exec Summary
Executive
Summary
Communicating Education Metrics
Report

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Growing Smarter: Achieving Sustainability in Emerging Community Foundations - Executive Summary

Eva Nico, Rebecca Graves, Tracy Foster, Fay Hanleybrown

This report focuses on solutions to a striking paradox: as community foundations grow their assets, their sustainability is often threatened.

Growing Smarter Exec Summary
Executive
Summary
Growing Smarter
Report

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