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bi3 Article: Trust-Based Philanthropy is Grounded in Mutual Accountability and Learning

A new article shows how applying a trust-based philanthropy lens helps funders capture the full impact of grants, describes how bi3 evaluates initiatives, and how building funder-grantee relationships grounded in power-sharing, transparency, and mutual accountability helps achieve greater impact.

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New Competency Model for Foundation Program Officers Released

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has released a competency model for foundation program officers.

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Taking A cultivate approach to Improve Community Health

Health foundations are increasingly recognizing that their mission is not simply to award grants to deserving nonprofit organizations, but rather to play a catalytic role in improving the conditions that influence health, especially at a population level.

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Taking Time for Board Engagement Strategies

This GIH Issue Focus examines various board engagement strategies.

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Congress Considering Legislation to Change Payout Calculations

This GIH Issue Focus examines how health foundations would be impacted as Congress considers legislation to change payout calculations.

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A Profile of New Health Foundations

This report reflects the latest in GIH’s series of surveys. It provides an updated profile of new health foundations formed when nonprofit health organizations became for-profit companies or transferred assets through sales, mergers, joint ventures, or corporate restructuring activities.

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If the Dow Breaks, Will Health Philanthropy Fall? Strategic Grantmaking During Economic Uncertainty

If we were measuring the health of our foundations by financial growth over the past two years, some of us might be considering life-support systems. Fortunately for the field, and for those we support through our grantmaking, the health of our organizations is not measured by dollars alone. The measure of our work is defined in people

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Efficient Philanthropy: Modest Beginnings at The Health Funders Partnership of Orange County

A recently released report from The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Indicators of Effectiveness, comments on foundations’ growing understanding and interest in assessing their overall performance, noting that many are “convinced that better performance assessment will lead to greater effectiveness and, in turn, to more social impact on the people and issues they affect.”

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Findings from the 2001 Survey of New Health Foundations

This GIH Issue Focus highlights results from the latest GIH survey of new foundations, conducted between September and December 2001 among 166 identified grantmaking organizations.

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Assets for Health: Findings from the 2001 Survey of New Health Foundations

This GIH report shares findings from a 2001 survey of new health foundations.

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Collaboration: Building Relationships to Improve Health

This GIH Issue Focus on collaboration draws from President & CEO Lauren LeRoy’s remarks at GIH’s 2012 Meeting, Collaborating for Change: Exploring Health Partnerships That Work.

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Congregations as Health Service Partners

The current debate about government funding has sparked renewed interest in faith-based organizations and their role in meeting the economic, health, and educational needs of society. The small, open country chapel…the urban church with declining parishioners and rising community needs…the burgeoning suburban congregation of young families…the mega-church with a multimillion dollar budget…all are lumped together with countless other religious groups as one solution to the nation’s needs.

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