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The Wisdom of the Giveaway: A Guide to Growing Native American Philanthropy

This 2000 guide from First Nations Development Institute and the Center for the Study of Philanthropy offers an overview of…

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Research Note: Economic Impact of Tribal Colleges in the Northwest Area Foundation Region

In addition to providing education, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) also contribute to a community’s economic development. TCUs have direct…

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A Systems Thinking Approach for Increasing Wellness in Urban Indigenous America

Even though 72% of all American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), and 78% of all AI/AN children live off of reservations, it…

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Native American Women, Leadership and the Native American Nonprofit Sector

This report examines gender and leadership within the Native American nonprofit sector. Overall, it finds that the leadership ranks of…

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A Case for the Native Nonprofit Sector: Advocating for Cultural, Economic and Community Change

This report explores the history of Native and non-Native-led nonprofits in Indian Country and shares findings from interviews with key…

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Telling Our Giving Stories: Native Philanthropy and Community Development

This report provides information on 63 Native American-led grant making organizations in North America. Forty-one of these are tribally-affiliated grant…

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Investing in Native Youth: Grantmaking Trends from the Native Youth and Culture Fund

This report analyzes data from the five most recent years (2010-2014) of First Nations’ grantmaking activities under the Native Youth…

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A How-To Guide for Incorporating a Nonprofit Organization

The purpose of this booklet is to provide information about nonprofit corporations to help you determine whether or not incorporating…

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American Indian Leadership: Strengthening Native Communities and Organizations

This report draws on data from more than 93 leadership programs, organizations and initiatives, to provide a summary of the…