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Toward Greater Effectiveness in Community Change: Challenges and Responses for Philanthropy

September 1, 2003

Offers a model suggesting how foundations can most effectively think about, do the work of, and learn from community change. Part of the series Practice Matters: The Improving Philanthropy Project.

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Toward Greater Effectiveness in Community Change: Challenges and Responses for Philanthropy - Executive Summary

September 1, 2003

Philanthropies of all types seek to improve communities—for lots of reasons, and in lots of different ways. Their efforts have produced promising results and some beginning lessons about community change. But more remains to be done to ensure that philanthropic investments in community change meet expectations and that funders use the emerging lessons to move their agendas forward. Based on interviews conducted for this paper, many funders are eager to take on that challenge.

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Toward Greater Effectiveness in Community Change: Challenges and Responses for Philanthropy - Discussion Guide

September 1, 2003

The goal of this discussion guide is to assist foundations to engage in a dialogue about how philanthropy can become more effective in its support of community-change initiatives. The guide can be used in at least two ways. A foundation or a group of foundations intending to launch a community change initiative can use the guide as part of its planning process. Alternatively, foundations already involved in supporting a community-change initiative can use the guide as a framework to review the project's status and examine whether any changes in philanthropic practice make sense.

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