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Grantmaking at the Crossroads is a workbook designed to provide foundations with a new grantmaking methodology that works at the intersection of place, population, and issue.
n 2004, a group of foundations came together to create a funder collaborative in support of Freedom to Marry’s state-by-state strategy to win marriage equality. Over the following 11 years, this unique collaborative and its funding partners invested a total of $153 million to support a wide range of activities across the country to change hearts and minds on a massive scale — and ultimately to deliver a historic win for equality and love.
From the Commonfund, these white papers on investment policy statements, spending policy, board governance and risk tolerance, together with their most recent studies of investments at private and community foundations, operating charities and nonprofit healthcare organizations are made available though CNJG's Investment Forum for Foundations and Endowments.
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.
These models provide examples of advocacy-focused efforts that could have useful implications for funding collaborative communications strategies and infrastructure in grassroots organizing groups.
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.
Technology Affinity Group and the Grants Mangers Network's 2014 Grantmakers Information Technology Survey Report concludes that funders are floundering with technology tools.
Foundations Facilitate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Partnering with Community and Nonprofits, a report by the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, confirms that foundations can, in fact, facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through their grantmaking processes and their partnerships with nonprofits—and identifies eight specific practices for foundations to emulate.
Building Power through Data-Sharing: Issues and Opportunities for Environmental Health and Justice Funders, a new report from Health and Environmental Funders Network, explores ways funders can build power in their fields through investments in data-sharing.
Planning to Win: The Just Enough Guide for Campaigners uses a six-step process to help organizations and coalitions build effective plans that lead to winning behavior, corporate or policy change campaigns.
This new nonpartisan resource provides data about foundations and their democracy-related grantmaking in a structured, contextualized, and visual format. Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy was created through a partnership of eight funders in the field, including the Rita Allen Foundation, and is being developed by the Foundation Center.
This newly released toolkit from The Monitor Institute aims to help community philanthropy organizations apply innovation and design methodologies to think creatively about their business models and the broader future of the field.
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ offers listserve services as a benefit of CNJG membership. The Listserves’ Membership Policies contain information on using the listserves.
Low levels of diversity in the senior ranks of foundations have proven to be a stubborn challenge for the field of philanthropy. A newly-released report by Forward Change takes an important step toward a deeper understanding of the career pathways of professionals of color in philanthropy—how they enter foundations, how they advance across their careers, and what factors affect their advancement within the sector.
Nonprofits can and should play an active role during elections, particularly by educating and activating voters. However, with important local, state and federal elections coming up this fall, nonprofits should take the time to remind their staff about appropriate activity during a political campaign or at any other time.
Released in June 2014, this report lays out a vision and a bold plan of action to maximize the potential of philanthropy and the private sector to increase opportunity for boys and young men of color that benefits the entire country.
How the government can partner with impact investors to unleash new capital, talent and energy for maximum impact.
This publication from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations offers a framework for thinking about how to measure progress and results in place-based and community change initiatives.
The Standards for Excellence code provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organization.