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This year at the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers biennial Spring Conference for the Social Sector, we will explore challenges for the social sector as our state recovers and rebuilds from Hurricane Sandy.

Audience: All Funders

The Newark Philanthropic Liaison is a unique partnership between the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and the City of Newark, supported by several foundations. Read more about the Liaison’s work In these reports. Due to several transitions, there were no written reports between 2015 and 2022.

Shifting Power to Shift Systems: Insights and Tools for Funders is a new report from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) that summarizes insights relating to power dynamics from leaders and experts on driving systems change.

Audience: All Funders

Much has changed since For Momentum’s first survey of corporate decision makers. They have found, across the board, that stakeholders have higher expectations of companies and their cause platforms. Consumers want companies to step up. Nonprofits need company support to build awareness and raise funds. And now, more than ever before, the C-suite sees CSR as a must-have strategy. But how are the corporate partnership decision makers reacting to these increased pressures? For Momentum polled seasoned corporate partner pros to learn more about their partnership perspectives. Their feedback, summarized in this report, provides timely, data-driven insights and comparative analysis to help cause practitioners navigate complexity in the social impact marketplace and set strategy to create next level partnerships.

Audience: Corporate Giving

Based on interviews with more than two hundred philanthropy executives, practitioners, donors, board members, experts, and grantees around the world, this report, What's Next for Philanthropy in the 2020s: Seeing Philanthropy in a New Light, identified seven "big shifts" that could create fundamental change in the philanthropic landscape.

Audience: All Funders

The templates in this toolkit are designed to help your organization develop or refresh your intended impact and theory of change. They provide an overview of each step and worksheets that guide your team through critical considerations.

In partnership with the Council on Foundations, the National Center for Family Philanthropy has released Balancing Purpose, Payout, and Permanence: Strategy Guide.

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 report is designed to inform stakeholders in complex change strategies involving multiple partners, funders, intermediaries, and evaluators. It is framed by a literature review on partnership structures, trust building, and developing a learning culture, and offers case studies of three different partnerships. The report was commissioned by The James Irvine Foundation and collaboratively developed by Equal Measure, Engage R+D, and Harder+Company Community Research.


The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is proud to partner with Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, to present this interactive dashboard, which provides an analysis of disaster-related funding by foundations, governments, corporations, and individuals. 

Audience: All Funders