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Strategies to Scale Up Social Programs: Pathways, Partnerships and Fidelity

September 13, 2017

In successfully scaling up social programs through partnerships, 45 diverse nonprofits faced three key choices: their partner, their approach to spreading their work, and their call on the balance between fidelity and flexibility at the expansion sites.

Peer Networking and Community Change: Measuring Impact

December 31, 2009

Discusses the impact of Casey's peer networking activities on participants and systems serving vulnerable children and families and how to measure it. Outlines qualitative outcomes, challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations.

Peer Networking and Community Change: Experiences of the Annie E. Casey Foundation

September 30, 2008

Presents findings on how peer networking -- problem-solving and decision-making through interaction among equals -- supported Casey's goals of effective community change and philanthropic practice. Discusses best practices and challenges.

Donor Advisors and Philanthropic Strategy

April 30, 2008

Based on a literature review and interviews, explores how donor advisors shape the philanthropic strategies of the wealthy. Looks at the key activities and elements of effective advising, the need for training, and the potential for collaboration.

Exploring Foundation Financial Investments in Nonprofit Capacity Building

January 1, 2006

Provides statistics related to the nature and characteristics of foundation financial investments, based on recent surveys. Includes recommendations for future actions, and bibliographical references.

Who Comes to the Table? Stakeholder Interactions in Philanthropy

January 1, 2005

The paper presents current American perspectives on stakeholder interactions in philanthropy, with the focus being on foundations. In particular, it demonstrates the human dynamics of these interactions and suggests how these interactions can be improved. Moreover, the paper includes brief descriptions of stakeholder interaction patterns for foundations in some other countries - Belgium, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, Thailand and United Kingdom.

Promoting Philanthropy: Global Challenges and Approaches

December 1, 2004

Philanthropy promotion has become a subject of increasing interest within civil society over the last two decades. This paper tackles questions concerning the emergence of a more effective strategic philanthropy, identifying challenges to better philanthropy and possible strategies to address them, ongoing approaches and innovative models. It focuses on adapting philanthropy strategies to various countries, cultures, and contexts.

Building Capacity in Nonprofit Organizations

April 1, 2001

Offers a capacity building model that is based on a review of civil society, sustainable development, and organizational management literature. Reviews effective capacity building programs sponsored or operated by foundations. Includes recommendations.