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There is widespread and growing recognition in the nonprofit sector about the importance of evaluation — not only for measuring impact, but also for improving programs and better serving communities. While grantmakers generally see evaluation as necessary, most are not yet investing enough resources in this area.

Audience: All Funders

Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10 year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched by The California Endowment in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.

This publication takes an in-depth look at what it means to open our learning and evaluation practices to grantees, other funders, community members, government agencies and others involved in the work.
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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.
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Topic: Governance
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.
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

The 2014 New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Report provides a valuable benchmarking resource, developed and compiled for exclusively for CNJG members. The first section, the 2014 Benefits Summary Report: New Jersey includes benefits data related to employment, leave, retirement, costs and more. The second section, the 2014 Grantmaking Salary Tables: New Jersey, Tri-State Area and National Data provides compensation across a wide range of positions and grantmaking entities, and includes salary data from the Council on Foundations’ 2014 Grantmakers Salary Survey.

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Published by Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, this report provides a snapshot of funding for disasters by the largest U.S. foundations.

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This Center for Effective Philanthropy research report focuses on the importance for nonprofits and foundations to understand the perspectives of those they seek to help — their ultimate beneficiaries.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

This new report from CNJG and partners examines the response of foundations, corporations, and other institutional donors to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Numbering nearly 600, these funders have so far committed more than $380 million for relief, recovery and building efforts. The hard data and reflective observations in the report contribute to the growing body of knowledge that helps foundations and corporations be strategic and effective with their giving when disaster strikes.

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A report on perceptions of why Black professionals leave the field of philanthropy.

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