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The Foundation Guidebook

The Foundation Guidebook provides the baseline knowledge you need for running a foundation so that you can get on to the important work of making a difference. You will learn how to build a foundation through thoughtful design and careful construction. Recognizing, though, that you have a lot to do in too little time, this... Read More

Getting to Impact Discussion Guide #2: Why Defining Your Focus Is Critical

This discussion guide helps you understand the benefits of focusing your foundation’s giving. It also offers tips for choosing a focus based on consensus, which is a critical step for achieving greater impact. The topics covered in this guide include: Five reasons to define a focus. Focusing with greater ease. Settling on a focus. The... Read More

Funding and Engaging in Advocacy: Opportunities for Small-Staffed Foundations

Small foundations often know the problems and needs in their communities better than most. That is why it can be valuable for foundations to leverage their resources and understanding of local needs to support nonprofit advocacy. But how do you get started? This primer provides you with a wide “comfort zone” for funding advocacy activities,... Read More

Catalytic Leadership in Philanthropy: How to Get Started

Catalytic Leadership in Philanthropy (CLIP) is a mindset and practice that empowers lean, place-based foundations to unleash their full potential to spark transformative change on issues prioritized by local communities. By embracing their unique abilities to act quickly, focus persistently, and nurture deep relationships, individuals who embrace CLIP go beyond typical grantmaking and become dynamic... Read More