This toolkit includes a number of tools for Steering Committee Working Groups as they form, determine strategic direction, develop implementation plans, and identify measurement indicators.
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Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems recently released Pittsburgh’s Racial Demographics 2015: Differences and Disparities. A follow-up to a 2007 report, this publication includes rich data on a range of indicators by race and ethnicity in the Pittsburgh region.
Cleveland Fed’s Community Stabilization Index which assesses local housing market conditions.
DHS documented point-in-time data on homeless persons; analyzed the impact of data-sharing between DHS and the Pittsburgh Public Schools for serving homeless students; and assessed local implementation of the Parents Raising Safe Kids (PRSK) educational program, which teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers. All include helpful data for those working in the funding community.
FRAC undertook this analysis to provide a better understanding of the complex economic and policy-related causes that are leading to these changes in participation levels.
The 86,000 private foundations with less than $50 million in assets account for 98% of all foundations in the United States; however, data about this “super majority” is scant because most private foundation research looks only at the wealthiest 2% of grantmaking philanthropies.
A special issue of Responsive Philanthropy devoted to what philanthropy can do to combat implicit bias, or the way in which our unconscious minds shape and contribute to our thoughts and actions. A diverse roster of authors explores how this phenomenon both affects the many challenges we as a society face and its implications for how philanthropy addresses these issues.
One in six Americans report that at some point in 2014 they were unable to buy enough food for their households, according to How Hungry is America?, a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. It compares hunger data in all 50 states and the largest 100 metropolitan areas.
The Philanthropy Forum at GSPIA, GWP, The Forbes Funds and Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) are collaborating to present a series of programs focused on investing for greater impact. The first session, held in January 2015, explored the topic of impact investing/mission investing. In this second session, held in March 2015, we considered deeper capitalization strategies.
This meeting engaged participants in a conversation on how local, geographically-based philanthropists can prepare, plan, and collaborate around the topic of disasters.
Strong leadership is critical for effective social sector organizations, yet the sector chronically underinvests in its leaders. This publication synthesizes findings from new research conducted by the authors and offers recommendations for grantmakers.
Under-resourced communities are going without because nonprofits can't meet demand. Americans —particularly those in low-income communities—are still struggling to secure jobs, affordable housing, and healthcare. Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2015 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey focuses on the underlying causes of these dynamics by exploring the programmatic, financial, and operational issues facing nonprofits across the U.S.
More than 190 foundation trustees and staff from across the country participated in Foundations on the Hill on March 18 and 19, 2015. to meet with members of Congress and discuss key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy.
Donating money to modify public thinking and government policy has now taken its place next to service-centered giving as a constructive branch of philanthropy. Many donors now view public-policy reform as a necessary adjunct to their efforts to improve lives directly. This book was written to help donors navigate the obstacles of public-policy philanthropy.
The first of two panel discussions during which we explored the topic of impact investing, how it operates and lessons learned to date. This session presented some of the traditional tools of impact investing, and some of the newer methods being used in the social innovation space.
In Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together, GrantCraft look at how funders approach building capacity with grantees. Through examples from foundations ranging in size, mission, and geography, we explore various strategies for capacity building and the types of awareness that funders can choose to incorporate in decision making to facilitate informed, thoughtful judgments about strengthening organizations.