Rural Philanthropy: Building Dialogue From Within
By: Rachael Swierzewski (2007) This report explores both real and perceived barriers between rural nonprofits and foundations in urban areas, as well as strategies for overcoming those obstacles.
A Call to Action: Organizing to Increase the Effectiveness and Impact of Foundation Grantmaking
This report explains how the lack of core operating support distorts and undermines the operations of non- profits individually and collectively. The report reflects the voices from the field; it tells of the needs and aspi- rations of nonprofits for core operating support by enabling them to tell their stories in their own words.
Leveraging Limited Dollars: How Grantmakers Achieve Tangible Results by Funding Policy and Community Engagement
Confronting Systemic Inequity in Education: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy
By: Kevin Welner and Amy Farley This report suggests that grantmakers in education will have the most success in advancing equity and access if they focus attention and funding on marginalized populations and if they do so by addressing systemic inequality.
Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing, and Civic Engagement
By: Gita Gulati-Partee, Lisa Ranghelli, and Julia Craig These case studies examine the impact of nonprofits using public policy advocacy and engaging affected constituencies directly in the problem solving process. Los Angeles North Carolina Pacific Northwest Minnesota