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  • Leave the Office and Break Out of Your Bubble

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    Effective grantmaking rarely happens if grantmakers spend all their time behind their desks. Solving intractable problems requires that funders have a true understanding of the issue, a range of partners to join in the work and an ability to continually learn from collective actions and apply that learning to ongoing efforts. None of these three things is possible if funders don’t get out of their offices and into their communities, face-to-face, on a regular basis. Publication date: February 2, 2018

    Effective grantmaking rarely happens if grantmakers spend all their time behind their desks. Solving intractable problems requires that funders have a true understanding of the issue, a range of partners to join in the work and an ability to continually learn from collective actions and apply that learning to ongoing efforts. None of these three things is possible if funders don’t get out of their offices and into their communities, face-to-face, on a regular basis.

    Kris Putnam-Walkerly

    President

    Putnam Consulting Group

  • On Philanthropy: What's Changed in the Past Decade and What It Means for the Sector

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    Research and observations from Foundant. The company reports that there's a call for greater transparency and accountability in the sector. Publication date: January 2018

    Research and observations from Foundant. The company reports that there's a call for greater transparency and accountability in the sector.

  • Europe’s New Data Law: What Nonprofits Need To Know

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    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces sweeping changes to European data protection legislation, with very significant penalties for noncompliance. The law applies to the use of personal data by European organizations and, in many cases, non-European Union (EU)-based organizations. Publication date: February 1, 2018

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces sweeping changes to European data protection legislation, with very significant penalties for noncompliance. The law applies to the use of personal data by European organizations and, in many cases, non-European Union (EU)-based organizations. 

    ​Shannon K. Yavorsky

    Partner, eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Group

    Venable LLP

    ​Kelly DeMarchis Bastide

    Partner, eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Group​

    Venable LLP

  • Cracking the Code of Technology Capacity Building

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    Technology is changing how we operate in the world. But the social sector is rapidly being left behind as many organizations struggle to understand and use technology to its fullest potential. How can philanthropy increase technology know-how, adoption, and use in the social sector? Publication date: January 30, 2018

    Technology is changing how we operate in the world. But the social sector is rapidly being left behind as many organizations struggle to understand and use technology to its fullest potential. How can philanthropy increase technology know-how, adoption, and use in the social sector?

    ​Ava Kuhlen

    Director of External Relations

    Taproot Foundation

  • Learning Modules: Collection One

    Contains 16 Product(s)

    Grants management learning at your convenience! PEAK Grantmaking Learning Modules are designed to improve your knowledge and build your professional development portfolio. This Learning Module collection includes 16 individual modules. In each module, after watching a video and exploring complementary resources, you’ll test your knowledge with a short quiz. Successful performance on the quiz—a score of 70% or higher—earns you a certificate of completion.​

    Grants management learning at your convenience!

    PEAK Grantmaking Learning Modules are designed to improve your knowledge and build your professional development portfolio.

    This Learning Module collection includes 16 individual modules. In each module, after watching a video and exploring complementary resources, you’ll test your knowledge with a short quiz. Successful performance on the quiz—a score of 70% or higher—earns you a certificate of completion.

    Complete individual modules based on your immediate needs, or create a personal development plan to obtain certificates of completion for all 16 areas.

    PEAK Grantmaking Learning Modules are--

    • Knowledge Building
    • Convenient
    • Cost-Effective

    The complete list of Learning Modules:

    Assessing the How of Grantmaking

    Board Books Online

    Capacity Building

    Connecting the Outcome Dots

    Data Visualization

    Disrupting Evaluation: Using Universal Outcomes to Measure Impact

    Electronic Recordkeeping

    Empowering Grants Managers to Advocate for the Field

    From the Sidelines to the Huddle: How One Foundation Centralized Its Grants Management to Create a Team Approach to Grantmaking

    Grantee Budget and Financial Planning

    How to Prepare for an Audit

    International Grantmaking

    Let's Be Clear: The Importance of Transparency

    Managing Foundation Change Through Project Management

    No More Noise! Communicating Data with Clarity and Purpose

    Smarter Grantmaking: Strengthening Relationships with Grantees and Supporting Nonprofit Resilience

  • A Consumers Guide to Board Portals

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    How do you decide which is right for your organization? The first step in choosing any software tool, of course, is understanding your own needs. In this detailed report, you'll get a glimpse into the features and functionality different systems provide to help you get a sense of what to look for in a board portal. Then take a closer look at specific systems and do an apples-to-apples comparison of features to help you understand what might work for you, as well as what differentiates each system. Publication date: May 2015

    How do you decide which is right for your organization? The first step in choosing any software tool, of course, is understanding your own needs. In this detailed report, you'll get a glimpse into the features and functionality different systems provide to help you get a sense of what to look for in a board portal.  Then take a closer look at specific systems and do an apples-to-apples comparison of features to help you understand what might work for you, as well as what differentiates each system.

  • To Reduce Inequality, a Foundation Looks to Shift Both Policy and the Larger Narrative

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    "There are some foundations that have focused resources on the all-important arena of political economy." Publication date: January 16, 2018

    "There are some foundations that have focused resources on the all-important arena of political economy."

    David Callahan

    Writer

    Inside Philanthropy

  • The Smarter Grantmaking Playbook

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) provides resources to grantmakers that support nonprofit success.

    Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) provides resources to grantmakers that support nonprofit success.

  • Two Great Streamlining Stories to Kick Off the New Year

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    Dr. Streamline highlights two articles that describe the streamlining strategies at two foundations. Publication date: January 12, 2018

    Dr. Streamline highlights two articles that describe the streamlining strategies at two foundations.

    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.

  • Pretty Good Tool: Foundation Start-Up Checklist

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    Starting a new foundation? Going through a period of growth that is significantly changing your foundation? This tool can help you think through the different elements needed to get you up and running. Publication date: December 2017

    Starting a new foundation? Going through a period of growth that is significantly changing your foundation? This tool can help you think through the different elements needed to get you up and running.

    From The Giving Practice of Philanthropy Northwest.