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This report explores the ways in which the ecosystem of funders and intermediaries can better support these groups—which we’re calling “constituent-led groups”—who do their work without formal 501c3 status and are often led by and supporting historically oppressed communities.

Audience: All Funders

Synergos, a global nonprofit organization that brings people together to solve complex challenges like poverty, published this report that “explores how the provision of general operating support and capacity building can help [funders and] donors improve the impact of nonprofit organizations and in turn the communities they serve.”

What can over a million teachers tell us about the needs of schools? This report digs into the data from 1.8 million teacher requests on the crowdfunding site DonorsChoose to tell the story from inside today's classrooms. We feel this data provides a roadmap for funders seeking to support students directly, but also for funders seeking broader reform of U.S. education policy and systems.

Audience: All Funders

This report estimates the effect of enrolling in a charter school on student standardized test scores in Newark, New Jersey. 

Audience: All Funders

This study underscores the enormous challenges facing the non-profit community to overcome deep- seated inequities in leadership, recruitment and retention.

This report lays out the results of the inaugural Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Survey, where participants were asked to identify their role within their foundation, their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and disability status.

Audience: All Funders

A report from Lumina Foundation and its Quality Credentials Task Force calls for a coordinated national effort to ensure equitable access to quality postsecondary education in the United States.

This report will raise the voices and examine the needs of older people living with HIV, while exploring opportunities for philanthropies to create meaningful impact in public and personal health and wellbeing.

Developed in partnership with United Philanthropy Forum and Northern California Grantmakers, this guide shares seven practices and 12 tools for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations who seek effective ways to mobilize resources to sustain their organization’s work.

There is a stronger, more strategic role that companies can play by leveraging skills-based volunteering to invest in a community’s resilience.

Audience: Corporate Giving