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K-12 Christian Schools Capacity Building Initiative

The result of research, conversations and roundtables addressing the Murdock Trust’s desire to strengthen and support the work of K-12 private and Christian schools, a vital subsector of the Pacific Northwest’s educational system.
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The Nonprofit Support Organization Initiative

What the Murdock Trust’s Kit Gillem learned about capacity building while meeting with nonprofit support organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington during an extended study leave
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The nonprofit sector’s new report card Governance and the revised IRS Form 990: New roles for trustees


The Social and Economic Value of Private and Community Foundations

A ground-breaking study measuring the direct and indirect benefits foundation giving has on the America economy, released by the Philanthropic Collective in 2008
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American Philanthropic Diversity: What It Means, Why It Matters

Examining the breadth, depth and variety of American charity — an awe-inspiring display of human ingenuity that has no historical precedent or contemporary parallel
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The Generosity of America

Adapted from a 2010 speech delivered in Washington, D.C., in the “First Principles on First Fridays” lecture series
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The Philanthropic Collaborative

Introducing a new private-public coalition dedicated to educating policy makers about the economic value of foundations and the work they do to improve America's communities
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2012 Edition – Trends in Northwest Giving

A report exploring giving from Northwest foundations and corporations to charitable organizations
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Writing Great Grants — A Guide to Successful Grantwriting

A compilation of the counsel and advice the Trust has assembled and passed on to nonprofit leaders and foundation peers since our founding in 1975
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M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Assessment Philosophy

How can foundations and donors best measure the success of the grants they have provided? Read our thoughts on robust assessment and “fruitful investment” or stewardship of resources.
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