The Foundation Center compiles Foundation Landscapes that combine multiple resources, including data visualization tools, original research, and more to illuminate critical issues in philanthropy. This page, focused on racial equity, includes a collection of research, upcoming trainings and webinars, news articles, and blog posts from experts in the field.
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Resources from the December 4, 2018 Civic Matters Engagement Workshop
Prepared notes from the session and links to additional resources from 12/17/18 meeting below.
Compiled by Wayne Jones. Not for distribution outside of GWP membership.
GWP Arts Funders' Learning Network Resource for 12-19-18
Grantmakers in the Arts 2018 in Oakland, CA
Theme: Race, Place, Space
Notes and Resources from Tiffany Wilhelm for GWP Arts Learning Network
The greater Pittsburgh region takes pride in its cultural assets, and the philanthropic community has a long history of making investments in them. Through this network, GWP members gather to learn about trends and issues affecting arts and cultural organizations, as well as emerging approaches to strengthening this vital sector of the community.
Administrative Learning Network Resources: Managing Up
One of the primary ways you can exert influence in your organization is through relationships. We'll explore best practices to build strong relationships and how those strategies can increase your influence with stakeholders and staff at all levels. You may have heard the term “managing up” - we'll apply those concepts to all relationships with others who are in a position to influence your work and/or who you want to influence. This approach can improve team dynamics, work processes, and the results you achieve together.
Resources for Assessing Grantees’ Financial Health And Long Term Sustainability Program 12-11-18
List of suggested grantmaking tactics for workgroup discussion. Not for distribution outside of GWP membership.
In the latest edition of its research of corporate social investment has found that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet key societal needs around the world. It is based on data from 252 companies and not only presents a profile of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement, but also includes a Trends Summary that highlights the prominent features of corporate societal investment.
These two reports show the human and economic toll of the opioid and tobacco epidemics and chart out recommendations for educators, employers, health providers, and effective policy.
Resources from the joint launch of Pennsylvania Foundation Stats, a new online dashboard that provides a window into the philanthropy landscape for our state and within four distinct regions in Pennsylvania.
Presentation from 9/11/18 Grants Managers Learning Network Program: The Data Transformation of Philanthropy
Administrative Learning Network: Essential Tools For Planning Meetings And Events Program Resources
Resource from GWP session- Community Development Learning Network: Community Land Trusts
Program Resource for Equity, Real Costs, and Impact Webinar
The nation’s opioid crisis did not result overnight. A “perfect storm” has been brewing and sweeping our nation for decades and Pennsylvania is being hit hard. Currently, the state possesses the fourth-highest rate of drug overdose. On average, 13 Pennsylvanians die each day and more than half of the drug overdoses occur due to opioid misuse. Stakeholders are working diligently to combat this crisis, but resources are limited, data and systems remain fragmented, and policies are outdated.
This webinar highlights the current situation of separation and detention, how current and past policies are impacting communities and families in Pennsylvania, and will highlight immediate and long term actions funders can take.
Based on survey responses of 205 leaders of nonprofit organizations with annual expenses between $100,000 and $100 million, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used. The data in this report can inform foundation leaders and staff as they consider how they can most helpfully engage with their grantees on the topic of diversity.
After more than 15 years promoting grantmaker practices that support nonprofit results, GEO is convinced that a strong culture inside foundations is critical for effective philanthropy. It’s virtually impossible to operate as an ally and partner to nonprofits if you are working inside a foundation whose values and culture run counter to that spirit.
Achieving race equity — the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society — is a fundamental element of social change across every issue area in the social sector. Yet the structural racism that endures in U.S. society, deeply rooted in our nation’s history and perpetuated through racist policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages, prevents us from attaining it. The impact of structural racism is evident not only in societal outcomes, but in the very institutions that seek to positively impact them