When GWP is asked about our members' philanthropic response to a given disaster, we'd like to share your stories. Many organizations in Southwestern PA and across the country have responded to support the people and communities affected by recent natural disasters and we have created a list of GWP Member responses in this spreadsheet.
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This powerful article by Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership on Civic and Human Rights, breaks down what is at stake for communities, as well as ways to build bipartisan support for resourcing the Census.
Fund the People created this toolkit to provide practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce.
As the opioid crisis rages on, rural communities are suffering some of the worst damage. Rural places are home to many older people, but their needs, and the many different ways they are affected, are often overlooked.
We all have questions on security at our nonprofit organizations. This month CTO Matt Eshleman walks you through writing or updating an official policy – the questions to ask and the main issues your security policy needs to address.
Hop on the bus!
On April 24 and April 25 more than two dozen funders from Western Pennsylvania hopped on a bus to learn more about Allegheny County’s vibrant immigrant and refugee communities.
This workbook to help you think through specific policies to manage your nonprofit’s risk. It contains prompts to help you create and document policies for the acceptable use of technology and networks, personal devices for work, how to provide IT guidance to “accidental techies,” how to respond to an IT incident, and how to recover your technology after a major disaster.
Coal State Cleanup Bill Reintroduced in House, Senate
March 28, 2017 7:41 PM ET
• RECLAIM Act would provide $1 billion in federal funding to coal states for land cleanup
• Bill enjoys bipartisan support and could pass as part of infrastructure bill
By Stephen Lee
(BNA) -- A bill in Congress that would provide $1 billion to clean up old coal mines that has failed to gain traction in the past now appears poised to move—possibly as part of the upcoming infrastructure bill.
The opioid epidemic affects Pennsylvanians from every walk of life. Rich, poor, black, white, young, or old – the opioid crisis is unprecedented in its reach and devastation. At least ten Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose, with over 3,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2015 alone. In recent years, major U.S. policy efforts have been aimed at combating the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths.
For this suite of resources, GrantCraft captured the wisdom of philanthropic leaders who have participated in multi-party advocacy collaboratives and conducted a literature scan of how foundations talk about advocacy-focused collaborative work.
Developed by GWP members, the 2017 Legislative Agenda outlines the organization's public policy priorities.
GWP members have adopted public policy positions on a number of issues. GWP members can view the complete list of adopted positions after logging in.
The Resilient Organization, developed by TechSoup with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery. This e-book is intended for organizations that are preparing for a disaster, as well as those that need to rebuild and maintain operations after a disaster.
This Keystone Policy Series call discussed how funders can make a case for funding advocacy and where to begin.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has had a long-standing commitment to increasing the effectiveness of grantmaking organizations, a commitment reflected in its Philanthropy Grantmaking Program. In 2015, the Foundation commissioned Harder+Company Community Research, in partnership with Edge Research, to conduct a field scan to inform its own strategies in this area as well as those of other organizations working to increase philanthropic effectiveness.
This Keystone Policy call involved a discussion about Health Policy. Ann Torregrossa, Executive Director of PHFC, provided an update on PHFC’s priorities and initiatives for 2017. Ann Marie Healy, Executive Director of First Hospital Foundation, described the foundation's recent strategic planning process. She and her board arrived at a new focus that puts policy advocacy at the forefront of the foundation’s work.
Use the links below to view resources for this call.
About the PLACES (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Smart Growth) Fellowship Program:
PLACES, hosted by the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, is designed to help funders use an explicit equity lens in supporting community development. With this framework, funders can better engage and leverage residents’ own perspectives in improving their communities.
How They Do It: Pennsylvania Funders on Engaging the Public Sector
Philanthropy professionals in Pennsylvania understand how state policy affects the nonprofit sector, and many have a history of engaging and educating state policymakers. Even given private foundations’ constraints on lobbying, there are numerous opportunities for communication between philanthropy and the public sector that are permissible and can serve to build relationships and advance important issues.
On this call, funding colleagues addressed statewide education advocacy efforts currently underway; including current priorities and challenges, the role their organizations play in these initiatives, and opportunities for other funders to become involved.
Kristen Burns, Associate Director, Grable Foundation
Michelle Figlar, Vice President of Learning, The Heinz Endowments
Stan Thompson, Education Program Director, The Heinz Endowments
Elliot Weinbaum, Great Learning Program Director, William Penn Foundation