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Management & Leadership Development

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

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.

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.

Audience: Corporate Giving

Updated publication from CFLeads focusing on resident engagement for community foundations.

Good in Theory, Problems in Practice presents young professionals' views on popular leadership development strategies and recommendations for funders, emerging leaders and nonprofits.

The business community sees the promise of workplace volunteerism and, in fact, has very high expectations for what volunteerism can accomplish. But are high expectations enough?
Audience: Corporate Giving

This report clarifies and broadens the definition of capacity building. The findings of this report represent a collective body of information that will be useful to the social, public, and private sectors.

Audience: All Funders

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.