Welcome to the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s bi-weekly blog post providing links to online resources that may be of interest to our readers — new tools, thought pieces, reports, and other items.

The Skillman Foundation, in partnership with Data Driven Detroit and other organizations, addresses blight removal in Detroit. A video goes behind the scenes with Motor City Mapping.

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A member of The Foundation Review’s editorial advisory board, Michael Quinn Patton, lists the top ten developments in qualitative evaluation inquiry over the last decade in The Nonprofit Quarterly.

Diana Kern at NEW blogs about ways to deal with disruptive board members.

A recent GrantCraft guide suggests that foundations need to become more transparent in order to achieve their goals and engage the public. The report, Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency, says that foundations who communicate their work more often are in a better position altogether.

Yelp for Foundations Inside Philanthropy is a new website created by David Callahan to help deliver a better product to the population. Joel Orosz, a retired GVSU professor, sees this as a step in the right direction as he believes the lack of accountability has made foundations “arrogant, lazy and unresponsive.”

NCRP spotlights member W.K. Kellogg Foundation and its Mission Driven Investments program. The Q&A article gives key lessons and three tips for other foundations looking to start or boost their mission investing.

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