Operating for Limited Life: How Atlantic Approached Its Limited Life

This Atlantic Philanthropies Insights report offers an in-depth look at Atlantic’s limited life journey. It covers:

1) How grantmaking, human resources, finance, evaluation, communications and information technology evolved over the years to meet the challenges and opportunities of operating for a fixed period.

2) Strategies used to maximize effectiveness and sustain and extend its impact.

3) Lessons for funders contemplating limited life.

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Strategic Lifespan and Limited Life Foundations

This NCFP Content Collection is aimed at new donors considering what strategic lifespan will best work for their foundation, as well as existing foundations that have already set a closing date, or any family or board contemplating the question.

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