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Practice Matters: The Improving Philanthropy Project

Titles in the Practice Matters Series

1 - Toward More Effective Use of Intermediaries
Peter L. Szanton  (Oct. 2003)
Executive Summary | Full Report | Discussion Guide

2 - Acts of Commission: Lessons from an Informal Study
Janice Nittoli  (Oct. 2003)
Executive Summary | Full Report | Discussion Guide

3 - Toward Greater Effectiveness in Community Change: Challenges and Responses for Philanthropy
Prudence Brown, Robert J. Chaskin, Ralph Hamilton and Harold Richman  (Oct. 2003)
Executive Summary | Full Report | Discussion Guide

4 - Foundation Strategies for Attracting and Managing Talent
Nadya K. Shmavonian  (Oct. 2003)
Executive Summary | Full Report | Discussion Guide

5 - Experienced Grantmakers at Work: When Creativity Comes Into Play
Ruth Tebbets Brousseau  (Jan. 2004)
Executive Summary | Full Report | Discussion Guide

6 - Ideas in Philanthropic Field Building: Where They Come from and How They Are Translated Into Actions
Larry Hirschhorn and Thomas N. Gilmore  (Mar. 2004)
Executive Summary | Full Report | Discussion Guide

7 - The Capacity Building Challenge (Apr. 2004)

Research Perspective
Paul Light and Elizabeth Hubbard

A Funder's Response
Barbara Kibbe

Executive Summary | Text of Paper | Excerpt: A Funder's Response

8 - Communications for Social Good
Susan Nall Bales and Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.  (Apr. 2004)
Executive Summary | Text of Paper | Discussion Guide

9 - Philanthropies Working Together: Myths and Realities
Robert Hughes (Feb. 2005)
Executive Summary | Text of Paper | Discussion Guide

10 - The Evaluation Conversation: A Path to Impact for Foundation Boards and Executives
Patricia Patrizi (Dec. 2006)
Text of Paper

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