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.
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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.
These are sample documents of Document Retention policies to use as a guide in preparing your organization's Document Retention Policy.
These are the program materials from the January 29, 2015 Administrative Roundtable discussing Document Retention and Technology.
Program resources, including the PowerPoint presentation and handouts, from Unpacking Impact Investing - What It Is and How It Can Fuel Social Innovation.
Florida Philanthropy Network (FPN) held their annual Statewide Summit on Philanthropy at the end of January to a record number of attendees in the past seven years. Here are the highlights and some resources that came out of the gathering.
Organizations with strong financial management are better able to fulfill their missions and deliver high-quality services. With Fiscal Management Associates, a leading financial management consultant for nonprofits, we've created this library of resources to help your organization become "fiscally fit."
Developed by the Southern Law Poverty Center, the guide (available in pdf and website formats) provides advice and suggestions for responding to everyday bigotry in a variety of settings-- among family, among friends and neighbors, at work, at school, and in public.
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund published this guide in 2015 to outline the best roles for funders in a disaster, culled from its many decades of experience in responding to the needs of communities and nonprofits beset by disasters, human and natural alike.
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance shares a snapshot of promising practices for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy.
The 2014 GWP Annual Meeting was held on November 14 at Google Pittsburgh offices in Bakery Square. These are the documents included in the packet for the business portion of the meeting.
2014 Annual Meeting featured speaker Justin Marcoux shared insights from Monitor Institute’s analysis of today’s demographic, economic, social and philanthropic trends – many of which promise to change how nonprofits work and their capacity to serve their communities.
The Center for Effective Philanthropy report, Hearing from Those We Seek to Help: Nonprofit Practices and Perspectives in Beneficiary Feedback, reveals that most nonprofits are using beneficiary feedback to improve their programs, but leaders of those organizations believe most of their foundation funders lack a deep understanding of their intended beneficiaries' needs.
Between the complex array of government programs, the many nonprofits organizations that have been created to serve post-9/11 veterans, and a lack of understanding of the needs on the part of civilians, it is hard to know if veterans are getting what they need. This edition of What Funders Need to Know explores some of the unique characteristics and circumstances of post-9/11 veterans and why philanthropy should support the nonprofit organizations that are serving them well.
Community foundations are beginning to deepen and shift how they work, adopting an anchor mission that seeks to fully deploy all resources to build community wealth. Moving into territory relatively uncharted for community foundations, they are taking up impact investing and economic development — some in advanced ways, others with small steps. This report offers an overview of how 30 representative community foundations — including The Seattle Foundation, the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation — are working toward adopting this new anchor mission.
Grantmaking at the Crossroads is a workbook designed to provide foundations with a new grantmaking methodology that works at the intersection of place, population, and issue.