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Standards for Community Foundations: Challenges and Lessons Learned

January 1, 2002

The purpose of this document is to share challenges and lessons learned related to developing and implementing a set of minimum operating standards for Michigan community foundations and their affiliates. Information presented in this article is based on two years of evaluation research conducted by Formative Evaluation Research Associates (FERA) an independent evaluation firm that consults for the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) in Michigan.

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Community Foundations Serving Rural Areas

December 1, 1998

An eight-page booklet authored by Karen Tice of Formative Evaluation Research (FERA) that provides insight into the formation of community foundations in rural areas.

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Community Foundation Primer: An Outline for Discussion and an Initial Organization Start-up Kit

December 1, 1998

This is the eighth in a series of publications that are tangible products of many related efforts to build the capacity of community foundations in service to Michigan communities. The Council of Michigan Foundations provides this publication as a part of the Michigan community foundation project jointly supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation along with the community foundation programs of the Indiana Donors Alliance through the GIFT Program of the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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Michigan Community Foundation Legal Reference

December 1, 1996

A guide to legal requirements and regulations relevant for community foundations in Michigan.

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Identifying the Patterns, Prospects, and Pitfalls in Community Foundation Growth and Development

December 1, 1992

In her report on the community foundation project in Michigan, Kathryn A. Agard examines the patterns of growth and development in Michigan. Do community foundations follow a predictable series of steps as they grow? This study seeks to shed light on how community foundations develop over time, and increased asset size, through a series of identifiable growth stages. The Council of Michigan Foundations provides this publication as a part of the Michigan community foundation project jointly supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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