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Resource Guide

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

The benefits of sabbaticals for nonprofit leadership have been well documented. A study of five sabbatical programs over five years shows that sabbaticals not only provide needed respite to nonprofit leaders, they increase organizational capacity, aid succession planning, and strengthen governance.

Audience: All Funders

Effecting systemic change through philanthropic initiatives requires not only a strategy but a well-constructed implementation plan focused on "people, partners, and platforms.” 

Audience: All Funders

This toolkit is for seasoned donors, donor advised fund holders, foundation trustees, and staff who are taking steps to significantly ramp up the impact of their giving. 

Topic: Grantmaking

This toolkit defines the professional knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of grants management professionals regardless of area of specialization, the size of your organization or role within the field. By identifying both the functional responsibilities and the knowledge needed for success in every area of grants management, the competencies provide a comprehensive look at the profession. This model offers everyone working in grants management a pathway to professional success.

Frontline Solutions released the Equity Footprint, a toolkit to help philanthropy assess the impact of a philanthropic organization on communities. The Equity Footprint framework report includes guiding questions in seven different domains to help leaders begin to assess their foundation’s footprint.

Forum network members have worked together to compile a list of Fellowship opportunities that people can apply to. This document has fellow leadership development opportunities, cohort opportunities, innovation opportunities, for philanthropic professionals, for nonprofit leaders, etc.

First published in 2011, this updated guide from BSR is a response to developments over the last seven years, all of which necessitate a far clearer focus on stakeholder trust by corporations. This report aims to provide a comprehensive toolkit that incorporates the latest thinking while maintaining the clarity and practicality of their five-step approach.

A combination of curated, synthesized, and original content, this library of resources is intended to help foundations and investors at different stages of practice begin to explore the many ways they can grow and deepen their commitments to racial equity and impact investing. 

Audience: All Funders

This handy reference tool contains the definitions for over 250 cause marketing industry terms used by savvy businesses and nonprofit organizations. 

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