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Closing the Achievement Gap

November 30, 2008

This Casey investment snapshot shows how the education portfolio invested in community schools to build strong connections that support everyone’s success.

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Ensuring Success for Young Children

November 3, 2008

This discussion guide for small foundations explores strategies for supporting nonprofits that provide early childhood education programs and services, especially those that...

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Ensuring Success for Children with Incarcerated Parents

November 1, 2008

This guide, produced by the Association of Small Foundations, spotlights what we know (and don't know) about parental incarceration. In four fast pages, it arms funders with key...

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Helping Rural Families Build Economic Success: Earn It, Keep It, Grow It

June 6, 2008

People who live in rural areas work hard, but still struggle to meet their families' needs. This guide outlines ways that funders can help families become financially secure.

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Unlocking the Promise

May 4, 2008

This assessment guide aims to help funders make smarter—and fairer—grantmaking decisions. It shares specific questions to ask and plan examples to consider in pursuit of...

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Building an Alliance Around the Needs of Women and Girls

April 30, 2008

This case study shows how a champion funder formed an effective collaborative to help females in Des Moines, Iowa during Casey’s Making Connections project.

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A Reflection by Ralph Smith About What Sustainability Means, Why It is So Important

March 18, 2008

Casey Senior Vice President Ralph Smith reflects on achieving sustainability in the Making Connections initiative without the day-to-day management of the Foundation.

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The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

January 1, 2008

This report traces how various funders—national foundations, smaller local foundations, and government agencies can work together to have an impact on key economic challenges....

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A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy

December 6, 2007

The Foundation commissioned this how-to guide for policy outcome evalution because measuring the impact of grant-maker dollars on large-scale social change is difficult at best.

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