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Do More Than Give

Leslie Crutchfield, John Kania, Mark Kramer

This book provides a blueprint for foundation leaders, trustees, and individual donors who want to catalyze change in the world.

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Keeping the Promise of Opportunity

Jeff Cohen, Fay Hanleybrown, Mukta Pandit, Kate Tallant

This report provides recommendations on how to redesign the financial aid system to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults.

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Leading Boldly

Ronald Heifetz, John Kania, Mark Kramer

Foundations can enhance the impact of their traditional approaches to social change by harnessing imaginative and even controversial leadership. This Stanford Social Innovation Review article focuses on how Adaptive Leadership can be applied to complex social challenges.

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Do More Than Give - Leslie Crutchfield

Leslie Crutchfield talks about Do More Than Give, a book on catalytic philanthropy co-written with John Kania and Mark Kramer.

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Philanthropy's New Agenda - Creating Value

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

 If foundations serve only as passive middlemen, as mere conduits for giving, then they fall far short of their potential and of society's expectations of them.

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Catalytic Philanthropy Video

Despite spending vast amounts of money, philanthropists have fallen far short of solving America’s most pressing problems.  What we need: Catalytic Philanthropy.

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Do More Than Give presented at Boston Foundation Philanthropy Forum

Recorded livestream of the Boston Foundation Philanthropy Forum focused on our book Do More Than Give featuring FSG's Leslie Crutchfield, John Kania and Mark Kramer.

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Disrupting Poverty: Coming Together to Build Financial Security for Individuals and Communities

Rebecca Graves, Amber Johnson Binkley, Afi Tengue

Sharing examples of integrated efforts to help individuals and communities thrive financially

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Securing the Livelihoods and Nutritional Needs of Fish-Dependent Communities

Amanda Goldberger, Leigh Fiske, Laura Herman

Investigating the pressing problem of the declining health of the oceans and its effects on poor and vulnerable people who depend on marine ecosystems for food and livelihoods.

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It’s Not Just About the Model: Blended Learning, Innovation, and Year 2 at Summit Public Schools

Matt Wilka, Jeff Cohen

A case study on innovation in blended learning at Summit Public Schools.

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2011 Client Project Highlights

Highlights of FSG’s client project work from 2011; social impact projects that range from improving education in Oregon to fighting malaria.

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Catalytic Philanthropy In India

Nidhi M. Reddy, Lalitha Vaidyanathan, Katyayani Balasubramanian, Kavitha Gorapalli, Sharad Sharma

This collaborative report from FSG and the Indian School of Business explores how India's largest givers can help solve critical social problems.

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Case Studies: How Four Community Information Projects Went from Idea to Impact

Amber Johnson Binkley, Carina Wendel, Madeleine Taylor, Hallie Preskill, John Kania

Case studies of local news and information projects supported by community foundations

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Advancing Philanthropy in Switzerland: A Vision for a Cooperative and Recognized Philanthropic Sector

Marc Pfitzer, Valerie Bockstette, Mike Stamp

To dramatically transform Swiss philanthropy, funders must undertake strategies to catalyze cooperation and put philanthropy on the map.

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A Market for Success

Jeff Kutash, Kate Tallant, Matt Wilka, Kevin Connell

This report draws on the perspectives of community college leaders to explore how external service providers can best help colleges improve student completion.

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Raising Money While Raising Hell: Catalytic Community Leadership and Successful Fundraising for Community Foundations

John Kania, Emily Gorin, Valerie Bockstette

Several foundations built their fundraising efforts by leading advocacy efforts, debunking the myth that these activities are naturally at odds.

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Catalytic Philanthropy - A New Approach in Uncertain Times Webinar

Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer, Thomas M. Siebel and Diana Aviv discuss the concept of Catalytic Philanthropy.

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Lobbying for Good

Kyle Peterson, Marc Pfitzer

Companies are defying the stereotype that all corporate lobbying is self-interested by advocating for social issues that matter to business.

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Leslie Crutchfield on ABC News

Leslie Crutchfield sat down for an ABC News Money Matters interview. Leslie discusses the catalytic practices of the most highly effective philanthropists, as highlighted in FSG's new book Do More Than Give.

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Notable Books: How to Change the World

Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer reviews the book "How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas" by David Bornstein.

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How the Rockefeller Foundation Used Emergent Strategy to Advance Impact Investing

This video features the Rockefeller Foundation’s Dr. Judith Rodin and Dr. Zia Khan, along with Antony Bugg-Levine, discussing the foundation’s successful Impact Investing Initiative.

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Opportunities for Foundation Leadership

Jeff Cohen, Nathalie Jones, Leslie Crutchfield

These three case studies show how community foundations, working to create more informed and engaged communities, contributed to transforming their own institutions.

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What Does It Take for Philanthropy to Deliver Results?

Leslie Crutchfield, John Kania, Mark Kramer

Donors large and small often think that they can simply throw money at a problem and hope for the best. Successful giving requires more involvement than that.

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Mixed Motives

Mark Kramer

Any donor's giving has multiple motivations. In this piece, Kramer argues that there are three primary motivational categories of giving and that by establishing budgets for each type and consciously considering one's motivations, donors can improve their impact.

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Align, Adapt, Aspire: Ten Years of Business Model Evolution

CF Insights examines the evolution of community foundation business model and highlights principles behind successful community foundations.

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Catalyzing Change: Stories from Bold Donors Who Drive Real Results

John Kania and Leslie Crutchfield, coauthors of Do More Than Give, and a panel of leading catalytic philanthropists share stories of their bold journeys to find solutions to key social problems.

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Three Questions for Mark Kramer

FSG's Mark Kramer discusses how strategy, evaluation and a catalytic approach to philanthropy can help foundations become more effective.

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Social and Economic Equity in U.S. Food and Agriculture Systems

Laura Herman, Amanda Goldberger, Robert Albright

This report focuses on challenges and opportunities for improving social and economic equity in the U.S. food and agriculture system.

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Philanthropie, die katalysiert

Valerie Bockstette, Direktorin bei FSG, zum Thema Philanthropie, die katalysiert als neuer Ansatz für Stiftungen.

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Self-Directed Learning at Summit Public Schools

Matt Wilka, Jeff Cohen

A case study highlighting the promise of self-directed learning at Summit Public Schools.

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Catalytic Philanthropy Webinar Presentation

Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer, Tom Siebel (Siebel Foundation) and  Diana Aviv (Independent Sector) explore how catalytic philanthropists will be able to see measurable impact from their efforts and have the potential to change social conditions meaningfully.

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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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Catalyzing Change: Stories from Bold Donors Who Drive Real Results Presentation

Leslie Crutchfield, John Kania

This presentation was created for the Catalyzing Change: Stories from Bold Donors Who Drive Real Results webinar featuring John Kania and Leslie Crutchfield and a panel of leading catalytic philanthropists.

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UBS Philanthropy Compass

Marc Pfitzer, Valerie Bockstette, Mike Stamp, Simon Meier

The UBS Philanthropy Compass provides a structured, step-by-step introduction to philanthropy.

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Emergent Strategy and the Rockefeller Foundation

Leaders from the Rockefeller Foundation have found that a more nimble strategy and way of working allows them to be more responsive and to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

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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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A Market for Success: How a Robust Service Provider Market Can Help Community Colleges Deliver Success

This webinar featured community college leaders and experts discussing highlights of the FSG report on what community colleges most need to improve student success rates.

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Do More Than Give

Leslie Crutchfield

This podcast features Leslie Crutchfield in conversation with Chicke Fitzgerald about how high-impact donors can catalyze change in the world on this Rock the World Enterprises radio blog.

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Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World Webinar

Join us for a webinar that will explore what it means to take an emergent approach that focuses on sensing, co-creation, and building system fitness in your foundation.

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