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  • Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners

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    Ideas on ways grantmakers could better support the capacity of their grant-funded partners. Publication date: July 2018

    Ideas on ways grantmakers could better support the capacity of their grant-funded partners.

    Publication date: July 2018

    Diane H. Leonard

    President and Owner

    DH Leonard Consulting

  • Implicit Bias and Its Role in Philanthropy and Grantmaking

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    Even when people explicitly and consciously support fairness, nonconscious processes can undermine their intentions through implicit bias. As we learn more about this complex phenomenon, it is critical that philanthropy uses this knowledge to help move us toward greater inclusion and fairness – and that those in philanthropy realize their own susceptibility to implicit bias. Publication date: May 2015

    Even when people explicitly and consciously support fairness, nonconscious processes can undermine their intentions through implicit bias. As we learn more about this complex phenomenon, it is critical that philanthropy uses this knowledge to help move us toward greater inclusion and fairness – and that those in philanthropy realize their own susceptibility to implicit bias.

    Publication date: May 2015

    John A. Powell

    Director

    Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

  • How Leaders Can Strengthen Their Organizational Culture

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    What if all social impact organizations held their leaders and staff accountable not only for what they accomplish, but also for how they accomplish it? Publication date: July 13, 2018

    What if all social impact organizations held their leaders and staff accountable not only for what they accomplish, but also for how they accomplish it?

    Publication date: July 13, 2018

    ​Alexa Cortes Culwell

    Co-Founder

    Open Impact

  • Unintended Consequences: The Hidden Impact of Impact and Outcomes

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    “Impact” and “outcomes” have been hot topics in the philanthropic sector for years. While grantmakers and grantseekers express knowledge of the concepts and use both outcomes and impact to measure their successes, there is also a clear lack of alignment and understanding around the purpose of these measures. Not to mention challenges to implementing them. Publication date: July 2018

    “Impact” and “outcomes” have been hot topics in the philanthropic sector for years. While grantmakers and grantseekers express knowledge of the concepts and use both outcomes and impact to measure their successes, there is also a clear lack of alignment and understanding around the purpose of these measures. Not to mention challenges to implementing them.

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    Publication date: July 2018

    ​Sharmila Rao Thakkar, MPH, MPA

    Philanthropy and Nonprofit Consultant

    SRT Advising & Consulting, LLC 

  • Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations

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    The report provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used. Publication date: July 2018

    How do nonprofits see diversity as relevant to their goals? How do they want their foundation funders to be involved in their diversity efforts?

    In discussions about diversity at foundations, it’s essential that the perspectives of grantees be included in the conversation. That’s why CEP turned to its Grantee Voice Panel of nonprofit leaders to learn more about how nonprofits are thinking about diversity — and how foundations can be most helpful to their grantees, if at all, when it comes to this topic.

    Based on survey responses of 205 leaders of nonprofit organizations with annual expenses between $100,000 and $100 million, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used. 

    The data in this report can inform foundation leaders and staff as they consider how they can most helpfully engage with their grantees on the topic of diversity.

    Publication date: July 2018

  • Funder Collaboration: It’s Not Always What You Think

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    An exploration of the common myths about funder collaborations. Publication date: July 17, 2018

    An exploration of the common myths about funder collaborations. (Hint: You're already collaborating whether you realize it or not.)

    Publication date: July 17, 2018

    ​Allistair Mallillin

    Program Officer

    Common Counsel Foundation 


  • Six Little Questions

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    Here are six critical questions that grantmakers can (and should) use as a filter when designing or refining our application and reporting processes – something that we recommend you do regularly. These questions can help you take a fresh look at your requirements and think hard about what to keep and what to toss. Publication date: July 17, 2018

    Here are six critical questions that grantmakers can (and should) use as a filter when designing or refining our application and reporting processes – something that we recommend you do regularly. These questions can help you take a fresh look at your requirements and think hard about what to keep and what to toss.

    Publication date: July 17, 2018

    Jessica Bearman

    Principal

    Bearman Consulting

    JESSICA BEARMAN (Bearman Consulting) works with foundations and other mission-based organizations, focusing on organization development, facilitation, planning, and project R&D to help them become more intentional, effective, and responsive to communities. 

    Jessica has been the lead consultant to PEAK Grantmaking’s Project Streamline since its inception, helping grantmakers to understand and minimize the burden of their application and reporting practices.Prior to her work in philanthropy, Jessica spent nine years in the nonprofit sector, where she experienced plenty of mystifying requirements. She has a Masters in Organization Development from American University/National Training Laboratory. Jessica loves living on an organic farm in Idaho with her husband, two wild boys, forty philosophical chickens, and thousands of industrious bees.

  • Advancing Racial Equity in Philanthropy: A Scan of Philanthropy-Serving Organizations

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    United Philanthropy Forum conducted a scan of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) in February through May 2018 to get a more comprehensive understanding of PSOs’ current work and future needs to advance racial equity in philanthropy. The scan involved both a survey that asked about PSOs’ current work, future needs and greatest challenges in advancing racial equity, plus in-depth interviews to discuss what it takes to do this work effectively and to identify their key challenges, barriers and opportunities for addressing systemic inequities. Publication date: July 2018

    United Philanthropy Forum conducted a scan of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) in February through May 2018 to get a more comprehensive understanding of PSOs’ current work and future needs to advance racial equity in philanthropy. The scan involved both a survey that asked about PSOs’ current work, future needs and greatest challenges in advancing racial equity, plus in-depth interviews to discuss what it takes to do this work effectively and to identify their key challenges, barriers and opportunities for addressing systemic inequities.

    Among the gaps found:

    • Access to guiding frameworks, professional development, tools and training on both internal practices as well as working with members on racial equity
    • Access to additional financial resources to support racial equity work
    • Peer learning
    • Case studies
    • Un-engaged board members

    Publication date: July 2018

  • Dazzling Data Stewardship

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    Learn best data practices to adopt to best support impact evaluation! Whether your organization is undergoing a technology revolution or simply trying to make the most of what it already has, these practices can ensure your data aligns with your mission and demonstrates your impact. Original air date: June 6, 2018

    Learn best data practices to adopt to best support impact evaluation! Whether your organization is undergoing a technology revolution or simply trying to make the most of what it already has, these practices can ensure your data aligns with your mission and demonstrates your impact.

    Part 2 of a three-part series. Part 1, "Moving to a Grant Management System: Big Data, Big Thinking, Big Impact," is also available for purchase/viewing.

    A joint program of the Southeast and Florida Regional Chapters.

    Original air date: June 6, 2018

    Sheila Kappeler-Finn

    CEO and Founder

    Duende Consulting

    Jeanne Petty

    Project Manager

    Appligent Document Solutions, Inc.

    Suni Sidhu

    Founder

    f28 Consulting

  • GDPR and Foundations

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    Trends around the globe are towards more rigorous data privacy regulation. The EU (European Union) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016 and went into effect May 25, 2018. GDPR, a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the EU, is the most important change in data privacy regulation in two decades. Now, there is a great deal of uncertainty about how this might impact foundations. Slides from the June 2018 workshop hosted by the New York Regional Chapter.

    Trends around the globe are towards more rigorous data privacy regulation. The EU (European Union) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016 and went into effect May 25, 2018.

    GDPR, a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the EU, is the most important change in data privacy regulation in two decades. Now, there is a great deal of uncertainty about how this might impact foundations. 

    Slides from the June 2018 workshop hosted by the New York Regional Chapter.