Essentials of Impact Investing: A Guide for Small-Staffed Foundations addresses those challenges and highlights those opportunities. The guide demystifies the process of designing and implementing an effective impact investing strategy, offering advice, tools, and real-world examples of impact investing by foundations with few or no staff.
GWPs website features resources from 34 regional associations, their 4,000 grantmaking foundation members, and colleague philanthropic partners.
Our easy-to-use searchable library connects members to a vast array of GWP’s own resources plus plus a national database of philanthropy material. As a GWP member, you have access to GWP’s past program videos, webinar recordings, and session materials, as well as a curated collection of presentations, white papers, and research reports from regional grantmaker associations nationwide.
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This publication provides information on 11 benefits and conversation-starters about philanthropic advocacy and lobbying. Specifically, it answers your questions about legal rules and provides concrete examples, templates, resources, and tips.
At GWP's recent Grants Manager Roundtable, Bethany Hemingway shared a document produced by Idealware which she found very helpful while exploring options for grant management systems. We wanted to make this document available to GWP members.
A joint effort by Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Nonprofit Resource Center, this program provided an opportunity for grantseekers to enrich their understanding about organizations in our region that support nonprofit capacity building efforts. Representatives from several local funding agencies provided an overview of their initiatives, briefly describing their giving priorities, types of capacity building support (grants/technical assistance), application guidelines, how and when decisions are made, and more!
There is widespread and growing recognition in the nonprofit sector about the importance of evaluation — not only for measuring impact, but also for improving programs and better serving communities. While grantmakers generally see evaluation as necessary, most are not yet investing enough resources in this area.
How do low-income communities learn to advance economically and build wealth? Low-income communities and communities of color, in challenging structural economic and social inequality, have historically grappled with tensions inherent to development. Who participates in, directs, and ultimately owns the economic-development process? In creating and sustaining new, inclusive economic institutions, how do community members cultivate and pass on skills, commitment and knowledge—especially among those who have long faced barriers to education and employment? And how should communities strike an appropriate balance between utilizing local knowledge and accessing outside expertise?
Philanthropy magazine has just published a short excerpt from a newly released guidebook on how donors can best influence public policy. It's a quick read that will give you a taste of this important book's content.
Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10 year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched by The California Endowment in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.
The Food & Community initiative seeks to address some of the root causes of health inequities – access to good food and opportunities for physical activity – so that all children have the opportunity to thrive in school and life.
New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK) is a statewide program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) with technical assistance and direction provided by the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. The goal of the program is to convene, connect and empower community partnerships across the state to implement environment and policy changing strategies that prevent childhood obesity.
Convergence Partnership is a national partnership of foundations working together on building healthy equitable communities.
The commission is comprised of leaders from sectors including public policy, academia, business, media, health, philanthropy, and community development. They are looking outside the health care system at how we live, work, learn, and play for ways to improve health for everyone.
ChangeLab Solutions is a legal solutions technical assistance resource to help folks understand the nuances of state and local policy change related to things like shared-use agreements and citywide vending policies.
The Healthy Food Access Portal harnesses a vast array of data and information to support the successful planning and implementation of policies, programs, and projects to improve access to healthy foods in low-income and communities of color.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation uses social media to strengthen its voice and connection with grantees, policymakers, and other key influencers who share our commitment to creating the conditions where vulnerable children can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
Social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and others provide places to stay current on important issues and share information in both our personal and professional lives.
Here are some resources from the Communications Network listserve sharing resources and samples of Social Media Policies.
The Greater Philadelphia Food Funders seek to create positive, lasting impacts in the re gional food system by supporting collective learning and collaboration, promoting good policy and innovative solutions, energizing individual members, and enriching member organizations. This report talks about the vision for the Greater Philadelphia Food System - A sustainable regional food system that provides all people a safe and nutritious food supply grown in a manner that protects health and the environment and adds economic and social value to rural, suburban, and urban communities.
Annie E. Casey Foundation has just released this year’s edition of its annual report on child well-being, the KIDS COUNT Data Book. This respected state-by-state report details what child poverty looks like in the U.S. today.
Case study from Philanthropy New York documenting the formation, challenges and ultimate success of the Education Funders Research Initiative – an unusual funder collaborative that brought together funders for and against charter schools, funders with different views of testing and accountability, and funders with vastly different approaches to supporting education reform to identify and advance shared priorities.