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Resources for New Givers

Recommended reading:

Five Lessons for New Philanthropists by Kimberly Dasher Tripp & Michael Kleinman, Stanford Social Innovation Review, July 2015)

Act Boldly, Give Wisely: Making your philanthropy more opportunistic by Dominique Maffei, The Philanthropic Initiative,

Five Tips for Building Strong Relationships with Grantees by Caroline Altman Smith, Deputy Director of Education, The Kresge Foundation

Resources from Candid

U.S. Social Sector Dashboard - The dashboard provides big-picture data that serves as a resource to support the 12.5 million people working at nonprofits, funders, and other social sector entities, as well as a general education tool to help people understand how this $3.7 trillion industry operates.

Glossary of Grantmaking Terms - This list includes common terms used by grantmakers and grantseekers.

GrantCraft -  GrantCraft combines the practical wisdom of funders worldwide with the expertise of Foundation Center to improve the practice of philanthropy. Since 2001, GrantCraft has delivered the knowledge funders need to be strategic and effective in their work, addressing questions funders face across various strategies and issue areas. 

Issue Lab - A searchable collection of research, evaluations, case studies, toolkits, and more.

Glasspockets - Provides the data, resources, examples, and action steps foundations need to understand the value of transparency, be more open in their own communications, and help shed more light on how private organizations are serving the public good.

Philanthropy News & Blogs

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