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Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2 (2015)

Executive Summary

Front Matter



Teri Behrens

Open Access


Grey Matter(s): Embracing the Publisher Within
Lisa Brooks B.A. and Gabriela Fitz M.A.



Strategy Design Amid Complexity: Tools for Designing and Implementing Adaptive Funding Strategies
Erica Snow M.S., M.P.A.; Jewlya Lynn Ph.D.; and Tanya Beer M.P.A., M.A.


Network Evaluation in Practice: Approaches and Applications
Madeleine Taylor Ph.D., Anne Whatley M.S., and Julia Coffman M.S.


Building an Organizational Culture That Supports Philanthropy in Indian Country: A Funder’s Story
Adam Kintopf B.A., Nicole Toves Villaluz B.A., Jaime Martínez M.Ed., Barbara Schillo Ph.D., and Y. Elaine Rasmussen M.S.

Back Matter