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This workbook includes 33 recommendations to help organizations of all sizes and missions as they work to improve their operations. The Principles Workbook will make it easier for boards of directors and staff leaders to assess the areas where their organizations are doing well and where there is room for improvement.
Why is the food system important to philanthropy? Because hunger, food insecurity, nutrition-related chronic disease, the health of resource lands and waterways, wages, and equal opportunity in the food economy all converge in our regional food system.
This is the power point presentation from the program in Febuary 2014 - Assessing Grantees’ Financial Health and Long Term Sustainability. Hilda Polanco, Founder and Managing Director of FMA, a leading consulting firm dedicated to strengthening nonprofits led the workshop, focused on providing grantmakers with the skills to understand their grantees' financial reality.
JK Group, a leading software and value-added services provider for corporate philanthropy has released a white paper that addresses the current state of corporate philanthropy and offers employers key insight on how they can build robust giving campaigns that resonate with employees, drive engagement and help the larger community.
Updated publication from CFLeads focusing on resident engagement for community foundations.
In a 2013 survey, funders were asked about the biggest transparency challenges they faced. The highest response was “not enough clarity around practical steps for being transparent.” This guide from GrantCraft & Glasspockets is helping foundations open up with clear action steps.
Resources from GWP's 12/3/2013 program, A Conversation on Capitalization and Community
Communities thrive when people are housed comfortably, safely, and affordably. This is especially true for children. And when children thrive, their educational and other outcomes are more likely to be positive. Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers' What Funders Need to Know looks at the connection between stable housing and educational outcomes.
This guide outlines the process used, and lessons learned, by the Iowa Council of Foundation Education Funders Network in its project to examine if co-funding makes sense for Iowa education grantmakers.
In 2009, eighteen funders in northeast Ohio joined together in the Human Services Strategic Restructuring Pilot Project (the Collaborative) to examine how to support nonprofit organizations in strategic restructurings.
America’s commitment to philanthropy is unique among nations. Arthur Brooks takes a deeper look at Americans' generosity and shows how recipients of charitable donations will be impacted by changes in tax rates and proposed caps on charitable deductions.
Resources from GWP's 11/13/13 program, Breakfast with Bea Boccalandro
This case study examines the experience of the Corporation for Supportive Housing as it worked with the nonprofit consultancy AchieveMission to understand and adopt better human capital management plans and practices. CSH took part in AchieveMission's competitive Talent Initiative program, designed to help nonprofits invest wisely in their most important asset — people — especially in times of significant organizational change or rapid growth.
A key objective of the Scaling What Works initiative has been to translate insight and learning from grantmaker intermediaries involved with the Social Innovation Fund and share them with the broader philanthropic community. The fifth guide in the Lessons Learned series presents the benefits and challenges of partnerships between local and national funders, and highlights key considerations for both kinds of funders to foster success in their collaboration.
The Fund for Our Economic Future brought together a set of philanthropic institutions from across Northeast Ohio to promote a regional approach for increasing economic prosperity and opportunity. The original 28 Fund members committed a total of $30 million over three years to begin restoring regional economic competitiveness through pooled grantmaking, research and convening.
This report explores how 18 organizations raise and spend money and the role that reach and engagement play in their efforts to connect with audiences and derive revenue from those connections.
Resources from GWP's 10/04/13 program, Changing Our World Program Materials
D5′s State of the Work 2013 features lessons learned from executives of the American Express Foundation, the Baltimore Community Foundation, Access Strategies Fund, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation,...
Idealware partnered with Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey to create A Practical Guide to Integrated Communications: A Workbook for Nonprofits to help organizations understand how to plan, schedule, and integrate communications into cohesive messaging around your campaigns and the equally important times between them.