Although co-funding is not a new idea recent efforts have contributed to a more sophisticated understanding of how to ensure that co-funding arrangements have the desired impact. This report is part of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Scaling What Works initiative.
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What factors should you consider if you want your grant investment to have the greatest impact on student academic success? Here's what funders need to know.
A working glossary of terms to help shape a common language for work in Community Capacity. This glossary is intended to help promote philanthropy's roles in building community capacity by defining core concepts and closely related terms.
This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy collects survey responses from more than 6,000 grantees about their experiences with foundations' social media. CEP found that the majority of foundations use social media tools in their work, but very few grantees use social media from their foundation funders or their funders’ staff; those that do find those resources less helpful than other communication resources for learning about the foundation.
In this report, the Colorado Trust and Innovation Network chronicle the Trust's strategy for funding advocacy and provide a strategic evaluation for their successes and failures.
By enlisting all sectors to work together, a new kind of community collaborative is making strides toward tackling powerful social issues in communities. In the report, “Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges,” members of the White House Council for Community Solutions and Bridgespan took a look at how exemplary collaboratives made needle-moving progress (10-percent progress in a community-wide metric) on key challenges facing their communities.
This report from the Wallace Foundation that recommends that funders boost payments for overhead, reduce burdens and invest in building nonprofits' financial management capabilities in order to help grantees build strength through better financial management.
This report from the Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center discusses how various reform proposals could have relatively similar impacts on the federal budget but quite different effects on nonprofits and the tax rules affecting them.
How Can Grantmakers Focus on Nonprofit Talent to Grow Impact? explores the importance of supporting nonprofit talent development, the unique talent needs of nonprofits seeking to grow their impact and how grantmakers can help.
This how-to primer from Mission Investors Exchange is a comprehensive tool to increase your understanding about making program-related investments (PRIs).
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Collaborative Funding for Greater Impact explains the mechanics of forming and managing a co-funding partnership and offers takeaways for how this experience can apply to other communities.
This updated edition of a GrantCraft guide reflects key changes in philanthropy, from the rise of social media to a growing tendency to scan continuously for changes and opportunities.
This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides advice and examples on best to structure staff to achieve your mission while controlling your operating budget and achieving financial stability.
Idealware's Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook shows how to develop policies and practices for your organization.
Why Family Foundations Lose Their Way: A Founders' Guide to Long-Term Philanthropic Success discusses dangers and mistakes in establishing and running a family foundation.
This report highlights three philanthropic efforts to build the capacity of local communities in the West - The Ford Family Foundation’s Ford Institute Leadership Program, the Northwest Area Foundation’s Horizons Program, and the Orton Family Foundation’s Heart and Soul Community Planning Program.
This ebook provides practical tips for moving your organization to online applications.
Good in Theory, Problems in Practice presents young professionals' views on popular leadership development strategies and recommendations for funders, emerging leaders and nonprofits.
The Council on Foundations International Grantmaking program provides a number of resources on international grantmaking, including a thorough introduction to the primary issues facing funders working outside US borders.
Drawing from a review of best practices, interviews and examples from a variety of case studies, this paper addresses why philanthropists think about evaluation, gives an overview of the major trends and practices in evaluation, and provides suggestions on how philanthropists can make evaluation effective for their work.