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Publications, 1982 - 2006


Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The National Network of Grantmakers (NNG) Records is divided into four series: Board of Directors Records, Administration Records, Program Records, and Publications. Although the NNG began in 1980, the majority of the materials in the collection cover only the years after the 1990 restructuring of the organization.

Board of Directors Records, 1989-2002, contains minutes, correspondence, and reports from the board of directors and its committees. The board meetings and minutes cover only the years between 1990 and 2002, after NNG completed a major reorganization. Meeting materials and minutes are available for all of the meetings during this period with the exception of the winter 2001 meeting. Although meeting materials are available for the April 2002 meeting, there are no minutes for that meeting in the collection. These files are a good source for director reports, financial information, and program updates.

The committee files include minutes, correspondence, and reports. These files are good sources for information about the origins of programs as well as causes favored by the organization. The majority of the materials in this section document the strategic planning of the organization throughout the 1990s.

Administrative Records, 1986-2006, contain files documenting the internal operations of NNG. The two major parts of this series are Development and Fundraising and Financial Information. This section details the development strategy of the organization and highlights contributors after 1994. The financial information in the collection includes the budget and the financial statistics. Because there are few audits available, financial information after 1999 is located in monthly financial statements.

Program Records, 1987-2006, include documentation of programs and initiatives sponsored by NNG. This series documents several NNG working groups and program initiatives and the Annual NNG Conference. The major initiatives contained in the files are the Donor Organization Network, Payout for Change, and the Southern Rural Development Initiative. These programs are well-documented through reports and meeting materials.

The Annual Conference files consist mainly of meeting programs. Much of the information in the conference files is incomplete and includes varying levels of documentation depending on the year. Some files include information about speakers and sessions while others include only the meeting program. Overviews of conference activities and outcomes can be found in the newsletters.

Publications, 1982-2006, contain publications produced by NNG and include research studies, surveys, and directories. The series also includes an incomplete set of the organization’s newsletter, Network News. The newsletter is the earliest record in the collection and is a good source for documenting the activities of the organization during the 1980s. Another resource for the history of NNG is Fostering Change: The Challenge to Progressive Philanthropy.


  • 1982 - 2006

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction.


From the Collection: 5.4 Cubic Feet (5 record cartons and 1 document case)


Repository Details

Part of the Philanthropic Studies Archives Repository

IUPUI University Library
755 W. Michigan St.
Room 0133
Indianapolis IN 46202 USA