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Multi-year Grant Awards - Post Back Summary

Publication date: 
12/2015

A Philanthropy Ohio colleague would like to know if other community foundations have policies or practices regarding commitments to multi-year grant awards. Specifically, they want to know if community foundations generally do, or do not, make multi-year grant awards and what are some of the reasons for doing or not doing this practice?

Three Steps to Making CSR Count

Publication date: 
02/2013

A study finds that some companies’ corporate social responsibility efforts can do more harm than good.
When companies reactively grow their CSR investments because stakeholders demand it and without a strategic approach to the business potential, they risk falling in the low-performing middle. So, how can you avoid this CSR chasm? In our work with corporate clients, we have identified three practices that CSR teams use to successfully generate positive and meaningful business impact.

This article shares three steps that make CSR count.

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How can foundations engage in advocacy and lobbying?

Publication date: 
11/2008

Society is best served when philanthropy can flourish and Congress and the nonprofit sector work collaboratively to advance the common good.
For that to happen, our lawmakers must understand the important role philanthropy plays in society—and how ill-conceived legislation can hinder philanthropy’s contributions. That’s why it’s so important for grantmakers to educate their lawmakers about the importance of philanthropy in their districts and states and across the nation.

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