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Nonprofit organizations are embracing cloud technologies to help them more powerfully serve their constituents and better connect their services and staff. But while the benefits are great, there are still some roadblocks. 

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Technology

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) collected candid, anonymous feedback over 15 years from more than 100,000 nonprofit leaders to produce this report detailing five things that nonprofits want their donors to know but may not be telling them directly.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

This annual report reveals results of a research study about food insecurity among older adults in the United States. Released by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) and Feeding America, the study results offer data from the most recent year for which it is available, 2016, and reveals that more older adults faced hunger at this time than before the Great Recession. 

Audience: All Funders

In January and February 2018, CEP surveyed nonprofit and foundation leaders to gain insights into these questions. Based on survey responses from 170 nonprofit CEOs and 187 foundation staff who hold the highest level of responsibility for programmatic work at their foundations, Bracing for a Downturn: Nonprofits, Charitable Deduction Worries, and How Foundations Can Help finds that a majority of nonprofit and foundation leaders are concerned about a potential decrease in charitable giving as a result of the new tax law.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Finance

Many foundations are adopting new approaches for supporting social change—approaches that aim to create impact at scale and change systems. As foundations embrace a wider variety of approaches, the roles that foundation staff members play must also change. 

Based on in-depth conversations with 114 practitioners representing 50 foundations, Being the Change explores how foundations are rethinking staff size, backgrounds, roles, and culture to better serve their ambitions for social impact. 

Audience: All Funders

This report from the TCC Group finds that the flexibility, nimbleness, and willingness to collaborate demonstrated by the philanthropic sector over the past year in response to a rapidly changing policy environment could serve as a model for the sector going forward,

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Public Policy

Today, the practice of CSR has matured to include strategic philanthropy, employee volunteerism, cause marketing, disaster response, peer-to-peer fundraising, nonprofit board service, and even incorporating social responsibility into core business practices and offerings. Within the pages of this ebook, you’ll hear from leaders who have successfully charted a course for each of these areas to play a role in the new world of CSR.

Audience: Corporate Giving

Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success sheds light on what constitutes a strong funder–grantee relationship, what nonprofits say it takes for funders to foster such relationships, and the crucial role that program officers play in the equation.

The 2017 New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Report provides a valuable benchmarking resource. Developed and compiled for Council members exclusively, the report presents comprehensive benefits data specific to New Jersey's grantmaking community, alongside data from the Council on Foundations' annual salary survey.

Audience: All Funders

This report by the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities examines the potential of anchor institutions hold to create lasting and sustainable change—and illustrates how funders are working with anchor institutions to create healthier, more equitable, and economically vibrant places to live and work.

Audience: All Funders