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Advancing Philanthropy Fall 2015

Ideas & Strategies from the Association of Fundraising Professionals


Foundations Effecting Solutions

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This Month's Articles:

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20 THE DOMINO EFFECT
Many foundations are increasingly engaging a wider range of stakeholders, diversifying their philanthropic investments, taking a leadership role in the revitalization of vital civic infrastructure and achieving success by focusing on the cause versus the institution.

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26 OPENING THE DOOR
How Detroit’s Grand Bargain illustrates collaboration among foundations, government, businesses, unions and citizens to open the door to new solutions and successful outcomes

30 NEVER BOARD
How one insider experienced a foundation’s grant-making process—and the lessons he learned

34 ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL [Download a PDF of this article!]
How community foundations are using giving days to inspire philanthropy and build a sense of community

40 EYE ON THE PRIZE—AND THE RULES
How private foundations need to structure their prize programs in accordance with IRS rules

Column

4 PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Be Heard!

Departments

6 WORTH A LOOK 

16 ETHICS
All Is Well and Good: A Case for the Ethics of Philanthropic Fundraising

18 INCLUSIVENESS
The Gay Transfer of Wealth 

46 MANAGEMENT
Taking Flight 

50 RESEARCH [Download a PDF of this article!]
Just Your Type—or Not!

54 GIFT PLANNING
“Plannual Giving”: A New Framework for Marketing Planned Gifts

58 COMMUNICATIONS
A Good Connection

62 WHAT’S WORKING
The Kingston Trio: Three Strategies to Transform Your Benefit Auction

65 BEST BETS
Mission Accomplished

68 PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT
Retention Research: The Art of Keeping What You Find

71 TECHNOLOGY
Ethical Fundraising With Technology and Social Media

74 YOUR CAREER [Download a PDF of this article!]
Please Sir, I Want Some More

77 AP RESOURCES 

78 ONE MORE THING

80 ONE-ON-ONE
Jane Birnbach, MAS, CFRE


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