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The Giving Practice | March 2019

Learn a set of strategies and approaches that invite you to show up as an adventurer in working better together. This guide provides ten doorways to begin the adventure.  

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Pretty Good Tool: Champion Checklist

September, 2016
| The Giving Practice

We've identified four practices that effective champions use to bring more FANS to their cause: Framing (using ideas for influence), Asking (using inquiry for influence), Networking (using connections for influence), and Storytelling (using emotions for influence). This Pretty Good Tool is designed to help you work on these four practices and sharpen your strategy.

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Pretty Good Tool: Reality Checklist

September, 2016
| The Giving Practice

Designing an organizational strategy is like designing any tool: you need to figure out how you want to use it. The Reality Checklist can help you name what you want your strategy to do, shape your approach to developing it and assess your progress as you go.  

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Pretty Good Tool: Collaboration Readiness

September, 2016
| The Giving Practice

Does your organization have what it takes to be an effective collaborator? This Pretty Good Tool from the consultants at The Giving Practice helps you assess and improve your collaborative mindset. After testing an early version of this at an Independent Sector conference session, we have been using this as a guide with several funder collaboratives.

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Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy

August, 2016
| The Giving Practice

Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis examines the current post-Citizens United landscape and asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.

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Vision and Voice

April, 2014
| The Giving Practice

Despite a field replete with research, analysis, recommended policies and practices — not to mention an abundance of educational programs and frameworks for grantmaking to diverse communities — philanthropic leaders have been slow to advance these values in their foundations. We wondered: what is getting in the way? Why are good intentions, buttressed with theory and practical advice, not achieving better results on measures of diversity, equity and inclusion? We wanted to explore more deeply.