Copublished by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and IISC, this guide argues the value of engaging diverse stakeholders, highlights grantmakers who are bringing stakeholders into the center of their work and offers a variety of tools to help grantmakers better engage grantees, community members and other partners.
This study finds that foundations responded to the economic crisis in a targeted and timely manner, with grants directed toward communities with the most need.
A guide for enhancing collaborative dialogue between nonprofits and corporations developed by the Gill Foundation.
In this guide, contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose, building strong relationships and resolving conflicts, and figuring out if the collaborative you're in is working. Contributors also offer ample proof that collaboratives are leading the field in bringing the voices of nonfunders — grantees, intended beneficiaries, experts, and others — into the process of making grants.
The Rural Development Philanthropy Learning Network is a diverse group of community foundations and funds, and philanthropic and rural development organizations that exchange experience, knowledge and skills to increase rural assets and improve rural livelihood.
How can a grantmaker covert a concept into a specific request for proposals? Read about one grantmaker's efforts to build financial strength and program quality for community foundations in a casestudy from Grantcraft.
Learn about the challenges associated with executive transitions and opportunities for funders to better cope with executive management transitions from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
How can foundations move from interest to action in developing media relations? Read about key lessons learned from the Foundations Media Relations Project, an effort to boost the media capabilities of five regional associations.