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New Report: A Guide to Good Practices in Foundation Operations

There’s little doubt that foundations play an important part in the philanthropic sector. Last year alone, they gave more than $59 billion in charitable gifts. They lead efforts to improve health, education, the environment, diversity, individual communities, how the nonprofit sector works, and more. The sector accomplishes more because of foundations. BUT ...

“If you’ve seen one foundation, you’ve seen one foundation.”
—Anonymous

Become the Go-To-Resource on Your Community

I’m thrilled to announce that GuideStar’s newest tool—GuideStar Local Nonprofit Directoryis now available. By combining our powerful search functionality with in-depth information from our Nonprofit Profiles, we developed a community-based nonprofit directory that could be tailored to any region and hosted on any website.


#ShiftThePower: The Rise of Community Philanthropy, Part 2

The following article is cross-posted with permission from Alliance magazine. Based out of the UK, Alliance magazine is the leading global magazine on philanthropy and social investment. This article is cross-posted with permission.

Part 2 of 2

It’s All about Power

Power is the key to durable development. Power matters because efforts to solve a problem only last while people with the problem take responsibility for it.


#ShiftThePower: The Rise of Community Philanthropy, Part 1

The following article is cross-posted with permission from Alliance magazine. Based out of the UK, Alliance magazine is the leading global magazine on philanthropy and social investment. This article is cross-posted with permission.

Part 1 of 2

In this special feature on community philanthropy, we propose a new paradigm called "durable development." This involves shifting power closer to the ground, giving agency to local people and their organizations on the principle that they should have greater control of their own destinies.