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Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

Publication date: 
02/01/2014

Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency explores how transparency can strengthen credibility, improve grantee relationships, facilitate greater collaboration, increase public trust, reduce duplication of effort, and build communities of shared learning. Content is organized into five topical chapters so that you can focus on exploring one approach to transparency at a time.

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Grantees' Limited Use of Foundations' Social Media

Publication date: 
01/01/2012

While social media is increasingly ubiquitous among foundations and nonprofits, recent research finds that few surveyed grantees are using social media from their foundation funders or their funders’ staff. Those who do are finding foundations’ social media less helpful than other communication resources.

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The Community Information Toolkit

Publication date: 
01/01/2010

The Community Information Toolkit will help community leaders like you harness the power of information to advance their goals for a better community. This toolkit offers a process and a simple, easy-to-use set of tools to help you take stock of your community's news and information flow and take action to improve it.

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Communicating for Impact: Strategies for Grantmakers

Publication date: 
01/01/2009

Grantmakers can use a "communications lens" to develop strategy, evaluate impact, take advantage of new media technologies, and more. Foundation communications goes far beyond an annual report or the occasional press release about grantees and integrating communications is critical to advancing programmatic goals.

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