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Shaping Inclusive Markets — How Funders and Intermediaries can Help Markets Move toward Greater Economic Inclusion

Truly inclusive markets lead to expanded opportunity for more broadly shared prosperity, especially for those facing the greatest barriers. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, authors from FSG analyzed historical cases where such inclusive transformations actually occurred in order to understand the ways in which they were achieved. Using these insights, in this report they offer practical recommendations for funders and intermediaries seeking to enable more of these shifts in the future.





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Foundation Toolkit

Investments in advocacy allow foundations to maximize their resources by working upstream to change the policies and systems that affect the issues they care about. Browse our interviews with grantmakers to learn how foundations of all sizes are using policy change as a grantmaking strategy. Visit the free, online Advocacy Capacity and Assessment Tool (ACT) we developed to address some of the challenges involved in evaluating advocacy.





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Five Ways To Position Your New Foundation For Success

This blog post is for foundations that are new or transitioning. It asks five important questions that can be used to help decide which course of action your foundation will take. These include: Is a foundation the best charitable-giving vehicle for us? What do we want to accomplish? How will we continue to learn? Who do we need in our network? How will we invest in our own success?







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Operationalizing Equity

Putting the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion Framework Into Action. Operationalizing Equity looks at the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s decades-long journey to promote race equity and inclusion. The challenges and breakthroughs that the Casey Foundation has experienced can help other funders and grantmaking organizations as they seek to embed the values of equity into their programming and operations.





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Advanced Intensive Grantmaking

This course is targeted to philanthropists, foundation staff and trustees, and individual funders with at least five years of experience. It includes an in-depth analysis of the cutting edge issues in the grantmaking field, such as outcome models, impact philanthropy, advocacy, alternative and inter-sector approaches, and more. The curriculum is modified each time based on emerging developments in the field.