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  • Social Giving: Emerging Trends in Philanthropy

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    An overview of emerging trends, including crowdfunding, strategic data use, and social media strategies. Original Air Date: September 2014

    Important initiatives are complementing, or even bypassing, traditional grant funding. Leaders and the general public are paying more attention to the grantmaking world through social media platforms. Grantmakers are starting to follow the “open data” trend that has already begun to revolutionize government and the public sphere. Is your grantmaking strategy prepared for the 21st century?

    In this session you will--

    • learn how institutional grantmaking can complement crowdfunding efforts;
    • understand the benefits of authentic social media engagement for grantmakers; and
    • find out how to evaluate and adopt an open data program.

    ​Nathaniel James



  • Streamlining Your Grantmaking Practices

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    An overview of challenges to effective grantmaking practice, and solutions. Original Air Date: February 2014

    Learn how to make grantmaking more efficient and effective. Michelle Greanias, during this presentation originally broadcast as part of the Grantmaking in Australia 2014 conference, outlines challenges in grantmaking, including 10 systemic flaws, explores barriers to change, and offers top streamlining practices can improve the grantmaking process.

    ​Michelle Greanias

    Executive Director

    PEAK Grantmaking

    Michelle Greanias, executive director of PEAK Grantmaking, is a passionate advocate for efficient and effective grantmaking and is deeply committed to elevating the value of grantmaking practices in philanthropy. Since 2008, Michelle has led the explosive growth of PEAK Grantmaking, making it one of the largest networks in the field.

    Michelle has spent most of her career in corporate philanthropy, leading grants management teams to implement efficient, effective grantmaking practices. She has also overseen program-related investments; engaged in projects to facilitate socially responsible investments in housing and community development; and managed employee giving programs.

    Michelle speaks and writes regularly on effective grants management practices and has consulted with government and private sector grants programs to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their grantmaking operations.

    Michelle serves on the GuideStar Advisory Council and on the National Panel for GrantAdvisor. She holds bachelor’s degrees in international relations and French/West European studies and a master’s in business administration from The American University.

  • Automatic Revocation of Exemption: What You Need to Know

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    A review of revocation of exemption. Original Air Date: January 2013

    This webinar explains the automatic loss of exemption, including why organizations are revoked by the IRS, tax consequences of revocation for existing organizations, and steps for an organization to take if it wants reinstatement. Participants will also learn how to be removed from the automatic revocation list if an organization was revoked in error. The webinar explains how you can rely on EO Select Check and EOBMF to verify a previously revoked organization is back in good standing.

    Matthew Giuliano

    ​Exempt Organizations Manager​

    Internal Revenue Service

  • Social Media Solved

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    Social media tips and tricks. Original Air Date: March 2013

    Whether you're a super Tweeter or a beginner, a Facebook fiend or just jumping onto the social media bandwagon, there are some basic tips and insider secrets you should know to help you maximize your social media activities. Participants wil discover the rule of thirds, find out why looks matter, and learn how to strut your stuff even if you're too busy to Tweet.

    ​Nikki Powell

    Effective Practices Director

    PEAK Grantmaking

    Nikki Powell is PEAK Grantmaking’s chief communications officer. She develops and manages strategies to promote PEAK Grantmaking’s services, events, and programs. She is responsible for developing outreach campaigns to raise awareness of PEAK Grantmaking’s members and their expertise. Nikki also oversees marketing for PEAK Grantmaking events, including sponsorship and exhibitor recruitment.

    Contact Nikki with questions about communications, PEAK Grantmaking’s effective practices program and partnerships, and sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

    Her experience includes implementing communications strategies for nonprofits of many sizes and in many sectors, including membership associations, advocacy organizations, and leading research think tanks.

    Nikki has a bachelor’s degree from Converse College (Spartanburg, S.C.) with a double major in English and politics and a minor in women’s studies. She is currently a master’s degree candidate in organizational and corporate communications at Northeastern University.

    Nikki is a nomad at heart and travels whenever she can; she has visited all 50 states and is working on all seven continents. Her favorite place she’s ever visited is Istanbul. She is a member of the Junior League of Greenville (S.C.) and volunteers regularly with the Day of the Girl and Period Project organizations.

  • Five Practices That Matter

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    Based on the results of the 2013 study Practices That Matter, this component of Project Streamline outlines specific practices that make the biggest difference to grantseekers and grantees.

    Although streamlining can take many shapes and forms, Project Streamline’s Practices Matter research helped to clarify the things that matter most to nonprofit grantseekers. If you’re wondering where to focus first, start here! These recommendations can help you narrow the possibilities.

  • Guide to Streamlining Series

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    The Guide to Streamlining series is a set of tools and resources to help grantmakers apply Project Streamline’s four core principles.

    Resources in the Guide to Streamlining series include reports and guidelines on online applications and reporting, streamlining budgets and financial reporting, online grant application vendors, developing streamlining buy-in, right-sizing, and due diligence.

  • Online Grant Applications and Reporting: Practical Wisdom and Recommendations for Grantmakers in the Words of a Grantseeker

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    Report from the Foundation Center. Publication date: April 15, 2011

    As online technologies continue to proliferate, the adoption and adaptation of these new tools continue to reinvent standards and procedures across fields. The field of philanthropy has seen a recent rise in the volume of online application and reporting procedures, a trend that seems likely to accelerate in the future. At the request of The Ford Foundation, The Foundation Center conducted a content analysis of its donors’ current online application and reporting requirements. This analysis offers an overview and comparison of online application and reporting requirements and structures, and highlights the technical and structural challenges frequently encountered by the Center’s fundraising staff when completing these requirements. Our report concludes with recommendations for best practices in online system design and proposes solutions to help grantmakers streamline their application and reporting process.

  • Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

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    A report on transparency practices from GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center. Publication date: February 2014

    This report, from GrantCraft, explores how transparency can strengthen credibility, improve grantee relationships, facilitate greater collaboration, increase public trust, reduce duplication of effort, and build communities of shared learning. The content is organized into five topical chapters so that the reader can focus on exploring one approach to transparency at a time.

  • Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook

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    A how-to guide on advocacy and lobbying for foundations from the Alliance for Justice. Publication date: 2015

    This publication provides information on 11 benefits and conversation-starters about philanthropic advocacy and lobbying. Specifically, it answers your questions about legal rules and provides concrete examples, templates, resources, and tips.

  • Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Foundations

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    A report from Independent Sector. Publication date: 2015

    The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising. The Principles should be considered by every charitable organization as a guide for strengthening its effectiveness and accountability. The Principles were developed by the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector in 2007 and updated in 2015 to reflect new circumstances in which the charitable sector functions, and new relationships within and between the sectors.