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  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 11/21/2011)
    It is with pleasure that I bring you this issue of the Gerhart center newsletter. Our programs, activities and circle of friends continue to expand from the campus to the Arab region and the global arena. In this issue you ...
  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-21)
    It has been an exciting and busy time for all of us here at the Gerhart Center. We recently issued a major report on the trends in Arab philanthropy at a first-ever consultation with stakeholders. Launched on January 20th ...
  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-21)
    At a time of immense regional challenges, universities are called upon to contribute more directly to social and economic development. On October 13 and 14, 2008, the Gerhart center, in partnership with Innovations in Civic ...
  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-21)
    Arab universities seeking to become more engaged with civic life beyond the campus walls now have a regional source for information and support. The Ma�an Arab University Alliance for Civic Engagement (Ma�an Alliance), ...
  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-21)
    The global economic crisis caused a shift in business philosophies; new business practices built round social and environmental considerations are becoming more credible and necessary. Private sector leaders now appreciate ...
  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2013-11-08)
    We are living through historic times in the Arab region, moments that inspire and motivate us and times of uncertainty as well. For Gerhart Center staff, we believe more than ever in the power of civic participation matched ...
  • Wilkes, Susan Cornell (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    What role do family foundations play in America’s relationship with the world, particularly at this time in history? Gain insight into the role of family foundations as global grantmakers and read sample stories of families ...
  • VanDeCarr, Paul (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    Foundation communications goes far beyond an annual report or the occasional press release about grantees. And it's no longer the exclusive domain of big foundations, communications staff, or consultants. Integrating ...
  • Ryan, William (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    Whether it's introducing new ideas into your foundation or offering constructive feedback to a grantee, grantmakers can develop personal strategies to meet the "soft" challenges of grantmaking. Effective personal strategy ...
  • Price, Susan Crites (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    The Giving Family outlines eight specific steps parents, grandparents, teachers, religious leaders and other adults can take to instill the spirit of giving and volunteering in children ages 5 to 18. It explains how children ...
  • McGarvey, Craig (2010-09-28)
    "In so many evaluations," said a program officer, "no one thinks to ask the users." Participatory action research offers grantmakers a way to do so. It engages all parties in all aspects of an evaluation, from defining the ...
  • Dambach, Charles F. (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    Nonprofit governance calls for visionary and vigilant leadership, efficient and flexible structures, productive and proven practices, an inquiring and trusting culture, and a shared passion for the mission. This book ...
  • McGarvey, Craig (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    To get insight into a complex community, problem or process of change, sometimes you need to look beyond conventional research or evaluation methods. Ethnography is a powerful way to step inside the culture of an organization ...
  • McGarvey, Craig (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    Many grantmakers champion the idea of using evaluation to improve grantee effectiveness or advance a field of practice. It's a worthy endeavor, but how can you make it happen in the real world? This guide explores an ...
  • Mackinnon, Anne (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    In grantmaking, is there such a thing as the good goodbye? Yes, say contributors to this guide, who have found ways to plan for exits upfront, clarify expectations with grantee organizations, and overcome the tensions that ...
  • Ylvisaker, Paul N. (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    Have you thought about the extensive array of opportunities available to your small foundation? Author Paul Ylvisaker describes 20 "generic functions" of philanthropy for foundations with assets of less than $10 million ...
  • Bryson, Ellen (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    This booklet highlights ten areas to which family foundation board members should pay attention, among them self-dealing, personal family pledges, attending fundraisers, hiring family members as staff, and board compensation ...
  • Arrick, Ellen (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    In this guide, grant makers from a wide range of funding organizations describe their experiences as supporters of new nonprofits, or start-ups. Find out how they negotiated the path from idea to organization, and what ...
  • Mackinnon, Anne (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    How can grantmakers cross the divide between philanthropy and business? Looking at the push and pull between sectors from the vantage point of those working in independent and corporate foundations, this guide examines ...
  • GrantCraft (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, 2010-09-28)
    Scanning is something grant makers typically do when planning a new program or contemplating a shift in strategy, yet some foundations also conduct a continuous form of scanning by developing networks. Several grant makers ...