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A CNJG member queried our listserves with the question "Does anyone have templates that can be used and/or shared related to grant approval letters and terms and conditions related to COVID-19 grants?" CNJG compiled the answers from responding members.

Audience: All Funders

A CNJG member queried our listserves with the question "How does your organization handle rapid response grants during a disaster or crisis in an equitable way to assure fairness in selecting grantees?" CNJG compiled the answers from responding members.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

CNJG member Novartis, benchmarked Employee Crisis Programs, and asked fellow corporate funders via the corporate funders listserve to answer the questions below.

Audience: Corporate Giving

A CNJG member queried our listserves on policies regarding: 1) number of vacation days for new full-time employees; 2) paid time off (PTO); and 3) working remotely. CNJG compiled the answers from responding members.

Audience: All Funders

A CNJG member queried our listserves for sample questions (not included in the grant application) you might ask grantees or potential grantees during site visits. CNJG compiled these responses, and other documents members use.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

Greater Good: Lessons from Those Who Have Started Major Grantmaking Organizations distills insights gleaned from interviews, offering guidance for a new wave of philanthropic leaders as they seek to build Download the Report
thriving grantmaking organizations that can best support nonprofits to achieve shared goals. 

Audience: All Funders

A corporate member asked for what other corporations do regarding employee’s goal and objectives. Do they include volunteerism or volunteer activities as part of an employee’s review, or their annual goals?

Audience: Corporate Giving

Media Impact Funders partnered with Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy to produce this case study report that surfaces pioneering funding practices in journalism.

Audience: All Funders

In this paper, they examine the current health ecosystem, evolving stakeholder expectations, the unique position of life sciences and health care foundations to effect critical change,and alternative engagement models with demonstrated track records of success on an international scale.

A CNJG corporate member asked for help with the scenario in which a corporate policy of not supporting religious organizations in their grantmaking, causes problems helping during a disaster in an urban or rural area, when the program that is delivering the disaster relief is based within a church. They want to work with those programs (a church serves as the program’s fiscal sponsor) who support efforts for hunger, homelessness, substance abuse recovery, racial equity, etc. as long as they do not discriminate and do no limit it to their own congregations. The request for policy samples to work around this religious organization hurdle as long as there is no discrimination or funding the actual church’s worship, was compelled by CNJG staff and is listed here.

Audience: Corporate Giving

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