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  • Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Disasters and humanitarian crises affected millions of people globally in 2017. Donors responded generously to these disasters: How were their dollars allocated? Publication date: November 2019

    Disasters and humanitarian crises affected millions of people globally in 2017. Donors responded generously to these disasters: How were their dollars allocated?

    The report draws from 12 data sources and documents $45 billion in private, public, corporate and individual disaster-related giving to address major global disasters and humanitarian crises in 2017. In the United States, it was the costliest year of natural disasters on record, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and devastating wildfires in California. 

    Interactive dashboard is included.

    Publication date: November 2019

  • Using a Measurement Framework: The Implementation Challenge

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    ​The data is in! There are many ways to define the results we want from our grantmaking; however, for many of us, the hardest part can be integrating those results into how we make grant decisions and how our organization measures and tracks success from our grants and efforts. The same is true for our nonprofit partners who have not yet begun to think about tracking participant outcomes as part of their culture or practice. What can we do to address the barriers and challenges that we and our nonprofit partners face? Original air date: November 5, 2019

    The data is in! There are many ways to define the results we want from our grantmaking; however, for many of us, the hardest part can be integrating those results into how we make grant decisions and how our organization measures and tracks success from our grants and efforts. The same is true for our nonprofit partners who have not yet begun to think about tracking participant outcomes as part of their culture or practice. 

    What can we do to address the barriers and challenges that we and our nonprofit partners face?

    This is the continuation of a conversation we started at a PEAK2019 roundtable discussion in Denver and, whether you were there or not, join us to explore the data on how grants management professionals implement measurement. It will reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

    The presenters--

    • Share results from the PEAK Grantmaking survey and compare to the rest of the field
    • Dig into ways to overcome barriers to building your results capacity

    Original air date: November 5, 2019

    Michelle DiSabato

    President

    Community Impact Consultants, Inc.

    ​Wendy Watson-Hallowell

    Belief Coach

    BeliefWorks

    Wendy is passionate about enabling individuals, organizations and communities to value themselves and each other in the ongoing process of change. She has guided hundreds of individuals and over 750+ public and private sector organizations to achieve tangible increases in impact and performance. Wendy’s skills have been honed in leadership and mentoring roles at MTV Networks, The Rensselaerville Institute, and the nonprofit she runs in her town. In 2015 she became The Belief Coach and offers Belief Coaching as a way to address the root cause of what limits the results we can achieve both personally and professionally. This is an 'upstream' solution to change. Instead of changing limiting behavior, she focuses on changing the limiting beliefs that drive that behavior. In all cases, her clients and partners speak to the specific increases in achievement that her consulting, coaching and partnership roles make possible.

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies

    • Post-Grant: Review grantmaking to determine success in meeting goals and objectives.

  • Philanthropy Self-Assessment for Working with Tribal Communities

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This self-assessment is a tool to determine where you are in your work with tribal communities, Native organizations, and Indigenous peoples, and to identify areas that can be strengthened as you move towards equity and effectiveness. Publication date: October 2019

    This self-assessment is a tool to determine where you are in your work with tribal communities, Native organizations, and Indigenous peoples, and to identify areas that can be strengthened as you move towards equity and effectiveness. This assessment is meant to spark internal discussion and aid in your organization’s planning and visioning.

    Publication date: October 2019

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in grantmaking practices.
    • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.

  • The Power of Bridging Issue Silos through Funding Collaboratives

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    A discussion of the role of cross-issue collaboratives and why they’re important for grantmaker impact. Publication date: October 7, 2019​

    Unbound Philanthropy’s Taryn Higashi interviews Anita Khashu of Four Freedoms Fund, Bridgit Antoinette Evans of Pop Culture Collaborative and Aleyamma Mathew of Collaborative for Women’s Safety and Dignity to discuss the role of cross-issue collaboratives and why they’re important for grantmaker impact.

    Publication date: October 7, 2019

  • How Philanthropy Can Help Us Be Better as a Nation

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Rick Williams, Sobrato Family Foundation’s chief executive, reflects on his 20 years in philanthropy and suggests 10 priority action items for the sector to help America reach its full potential. Publication date: October 7, 2019

    Rick Williams, Sobrato Family Foundation’s chief executive, reflects on his 20 years in philanthropy and suggests 10 priority action items for the sector to help America reach its full potential.

    Publication date: October 7, 2019

    Rick Williams

    Chief Executive

    Sobrato Family Foundation

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in grantmaking practices.
    • Process and Change Management: Plan and monitor processes efficiently and effectively and manage change as needed to contribute to grantmaker's strategic goals and grantee's success.
    • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.

  • Trends 2020: Results of the Second National Benchmark Survey of Family Foundations

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    ​Trends 2020, which follows, the inaugural 2015 report, includes new questions relevant to ongoing changes in the field including issues of equity, place-based giving, transparency, the role of the donor, and the question of spend down versus perpetuity. Publication date: October 2019

    Trends 2020, which follows, the inaugural 2015 report, includes new questions relevant to ongoing changes in the field including issues of equity, place-based giving, transparency, the role of the donor, and the question of spend down versus perpetuity. These questions were developed by the Trends in Family Philanthropy National Advisory Committee, NCFP staff, and Phoenix Marketing International. Not only did the survey gather critical new data on the field, but it allows us to measure its findings against those from 2015—an incredible opportunity to track changes over time. From the National Center for Family Philanthropy.

    Publication date: October 2019

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in grantmaking practices.
    • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.

  • The Africa Funding Landscape: A Profile of Funders Focused on Africa and Perspectives on the Field

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Funders targeting support to benefit communities in Africa represent a diverse set of grantmakers targeting a broad array of priorities, according to a new report from Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG). Publication date: October 2019

    Funders targeting support to benefit communities in Africa represent a diverse set of grantmakers targeting a broad array of priorities, according to a new report from Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG). In fact, more than half of the survey respondents provide support for two or more issue areas, specified populations, and/or countries or regions.

    Among the key findings:

    • Human rights and economic development are the top focus areas, followed closely by health and education.
    • Children and youth and women and girls are a focus of well over half of funders
    • East Africa was the top regional focus, but the top three countries of focus were South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda.
    • Few funders headquartered outside of Africa report facing significant obstacles in supporting organizations in Africa.
    • Funders are reasonably optimistic about the interest of other grantmakers in supporting similar priorities, suggesting potential for growth in funding targeting Africa.

    Publication date: October 2019

  • Lead the Conversation: How to Build Coalitions for Change

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    HOW-TO GUIDE Planning for change requires a whole-organization effort, and that starts with conversation—Courageous Conversation. Find out how to create space, a case, and a personalized approach for discussing change with your colleagues and reaching consensus regarding the action steps to take. Publication date: October 2019

    Lead the conversation

    HOW-TO GUIDE
    Planning for change requires a whole-organization effort, and that starts with conversation—Courageous Conversation. Find out how to create space, a case, and a personalized approach for discussing change with your colleagues and reaching consensus regarding the action steps to take.

    Principles for Peak Grantmaking Series: Tie Practices to Values

    Publication date: October 2019



    Exclusive to Organization Members.

    Not a member? To gain access to select resources, our CONNECT community, and more, start with Individual Membership, complimentary to all grantmaking professionals. Join today >

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.

  • Tying Grantmaking Practices to Values

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    COMMUNITY WEBINAR To transform the practice of philanthropy into the practice of principled grantmaking, we worked with our members to develop five Principles for Peak Grantmaking — Tie Practices to Values; Narrow the Power Gap; Drive Equity; Learn, Share, Evolve; and Steward Responsively. In this webinar, we introduce our first Principle: Tie Practices to Values. Grantmaking practices are often the lens through which grantseekers experience grantmakers’ values. Practices bound inextricably to an organization’s values can lay the foundation for trusting relationships, met expectations, and true partnerships –– as well as better, more sustainable outcomes. We explore our learning strategy for our members, highlight a member doing this work well, and share resources we have available. Original air date: October 31, 2019

    To transform the practice of philanthropy into the practice of principled grantmaking, we worked with our members to develop five Principles for Peak Grantmaking — Tie Practices to Values; Narrow the Power Gap; Drive Equity; Learn, Share, Evolve; and Steward Responsively.

    In this webinar,  we introduce our first Principle: Tie Practices to Values. Grantmaking practices are often the lens through which grantseekers experience grantmakers’ values. Practices bound inextricably to an organization’s values can lay the foundation for trusting relationships, met expectations, and true partnerships –– as well as better, more sustainable outcomes.

    We explore our learning strategy for our members, highlight a member doing this work well, and share resources we have available. 

    Original air date: October 31, 2019

    Melissa Sines

    Programs and Knowledge Director

    PEAK Grantmaking

    Melissa leads PEAK Grantmaking’s work to identify effective, efficient, and equitable philanthropic practices and advocate for their adoption by grantmakers.

    Prior to joining PEAK Grantmaking, Melissa was the education and accreditation director at Maryland Nonprofits and the Standards for Excellence Institute, where she oversaw nonprofit accreditation and the association’s learning community.

    Melissa is currently a board member at the Maryland Center for Economic Policy. She also serves as co-chair for the United Philanthropy Forum's Program Committee and on the Funder's Planning Committee for the Frederick County Nonprofit Summit. She has served on committees for Independent Sector, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, the Frederick Giving Project, and numerous other nonprofits in her local community.

    Melissa is a self-professed nonprofit dork and accidental techie. She is passionate about organizing people and projects to promote social justice.

    Arlene Wilson-Grant

    Grants Manager

    Disability Rights Fund & Disability Rights Advocacy Fund

    Arlene Wilson-Grant is the grants manager for the Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund. Prior to joining the Funds in 2012, Arlene served as the grants specialist with the Skoll Foundation, where she served as the key liaison between grantees, program, and finance staff for three philanthropic entities. She joined the Skoll Foundation from the Public Health Institute, where she managed federal and state contracts with for-profit companies, community-based organizations, and government entities. Prior to that, she spent nearly seven years as a program officer at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation where she helped donors identify effective funding strategies and developed and implemented regional grantmaking programs. Arlene participates in PEAK Grantmaking and is a founding member of the Human Rights Funders Network's Grants Operations Coordinating Committee. Arlene received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.

    Sara Sanders

    Membership Director

    PEAK Grantmaking

    As PEAK Grantmaking’s membership director, Sara leads the organization’s efforts to build and grow our network of over 350 Organizations Members and our community of more than 4,000 grants management professionals, all with the goal of improving how grants get made throughout the philanthropic sector.

    Sara brings 10+ years of association experience in volunteer management, membership recruitment and retention,  stakeholder engagement, and relationship building.  For more than 2 of those years, she worked as PEAK Grantmaking’s regional chapter manager, during which time she collaborated with volunteer regional chapter officers to dramatically increase engagement and build volunteers as leaders.

    Sara started her career at the Department of Defense, training military voting assistance officers to help service members vote and ensuring ballots were sent on time to oversees citizens. She has also worked at the League of Women Voters and the School Nutrition Association.

    Sara earned a bachelor’s degree in history and criminal justice from The George Washington University. She loves spending time with her family, is an avid sports fan and museum enthusiast, enjoys hobbies like ice skating and knitting, and can’t wait for her next travel adventure.

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.

  • Using Measurement to Manage Impact

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    How investors can generate deeper insights into social and environmental impact while bringing concrete business benefits to investees. Publication date: October 30, 2019

    How investors can generate deeper insights into social and environmental impact while bringing concrete business benefits to investees.

    A bottom-up, people-centric view of impact—to complement top-down, investor-centric metrics—requires a different approach to measurement, one that better matches the welcome trend in impact investing toward proactive impact management vs. passive impact measurement. It means understanding and speaking the languages of both business and social impact, and knowing when and where to use them.

    Publication date: October 30, 2019

    ​Martina Castro

    Manager, Development Impact (Investments)

    CDC Impact Fund

    ​Matt Ripley

    Head of Insights and Evaluation

    The Good Economy

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies

    • Post-Grant: Review grantmaking to determine success in meeting goals and objectives.