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Publication Date: July, 2018

There is great interest among grantmakers in demographic data, but no consensus or shared purpose yet on what data should be collected and how it should be used. This preliminary research on demographic data collection serves to create a baseline understanding of where the field is in demographic data collection that covers both the process of data collection and current use of demographic data.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Funding Area: Racial Equity
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: July, 2018

After more than 15 years promoting grantmaker practices that support nonprofit results, GEO is convinced that a strong culture inside foundations is critical for effective philanthropy. It’s virtually impossible to operate as an ally and partner to nonprofits if you are working inside a foundation whose values and culture run counter to that spirit.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: July, 2018

This report from Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy examines the thoughts and feelings of early- and mid- career practitioners on philanthropy and their futures in it. 

Resource Type: Research
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: July, 2018

Based on survey responses of 205 leaders of nonprofit organizations with annual expenses between $100,000 and $100 million, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used. 

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Funding Area: Racial Equity
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: July, 2018

Achieving race equity — the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society — is a fundamental element of social change across every issue area in the social sector. In a sector focused on improving social outcomes across a wide range of issues, we need only look within our own organizations to understand why we have not yet achieved the depth of change we seek.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Funding Area: Racial Equity
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: July, 2018

Produced as a part of its Grantmakers United for Trans Communities Initiative, this infographic highlights the needs of the more than 1 million trans people in the United States and notes the current scale and scope of funding for trans issues. 

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2018

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.

Resource Type: Case StudyResearch
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2018

For philanthropy to advance equity in all communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, it needs to be able to understand the demographics of the organizations being funded (and declined), the people being served and the communities impacted. That data should be used to assess practices and drive decision making. 

Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2018

This publication provides a wealth of background and program ideas for improving rural mobility through existing and emerging technology. It offers insights about what’s already working and what is possible from the perspective of providers and thought leaders. It is a general introduction tailored for funders but useful for anyone. It does not require a background in technology or aging.

Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Audience: All Funders
Funding Area: Seniors/Aging
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: April, 2018

This publication is a companion white paper to Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders. It examines rural mobility through a lens of technology and across a longer timeframe.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Funding Area: Seniors/Aging
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: January, 2018

Sample job descriptions for President and CEO or Executive Director positions at community foundations.

Resource Type: Sample Document/Template
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2017

This research presents the first updated understanding of the current landscape of giving circles and similar models of collective giving or giving collaboratives in the United States in over 10 years. 

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2017

Top 10 findings from a three-part study of giving circles, their impact and their relationship with their hosting organizations significantly updates our understanding of the current scope, scale and significance of giving circles and other models of collective giving in the U.S. Additionally, this study deepens our understanding of the impact of participation in giving circles on donors’ giving and civic engagement and offers actionable information related to the relationships between giving circles and their hosting organizations.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2017

Fund the People created this toolkit to provide practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce.

Resource Type: Resource Guide
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2017

We all have questions on security at our nonprofit organizations. This month CTO Matt Eshleman walks you through writing or updating an official policy – the questions to ask and the main issues your security policy needs to address.

Resource Type: Presentation
Topic: Technology
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2017

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.

Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2017

This workbook to help you think through specific policies to manage your nonprofit’s risk. It contains prompts to help you create and document policies for the acceptable use of technology and networks, personal devices for work, how to provide IT guidance to “accidental techies,” how to respond to an IT incident, and how to recover your technology after a major disaster.

Resource Type: ResearchResource Guide
Topic: Technology
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: April, 2017

For this suite of resources, GrantCraft captured the wisdom of philanthropic leaders who have participated in multi-party advocacy collaboratives and conducted a literature scan of how foundations talk about advocacy-focused collaborative work.

Resource Type: Resource Guide
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: March, 2017

The Resilient Organization, developed by TechSoup with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery. This e-book is intended for organizations that are preparing for a disaster, as well as those that need to rebuild and maintain operations after a disaster.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Topic: Technology
Funding Area: Disaster Response/Relief
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: January, 2017

These profiles highlight the economic importance, diversity, and community impact of the charitable sector in each of the 50 states.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: Policy Makers
Topic: Public Policy

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