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  • A Model of Competency

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    A competency model paints a picture for what it looks like to be great in your role, and provides a roadmap to get there. By reviewing the competency categories, performance indicators, and knowledge needed, you can easily assess yourself and identify areas you would like to learn more about or gain proficiency in. Publication date: February 22, 2018

    A competency model paints a picture for what it looks like to be great in your role, and provides a roadmap to get there. By reviewing the competency categories, performance indicators, and knowledge needed, you can easily assess yourself and identify areas you would like to learn more about or gain proficiency in.

    Liz Bicer

    Education Director

    PEAK Grantmaking

  • Streamlining Plus: Empathy, Communication, and Flexibility When Things Go Wrong

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    What may feel to a funder like “just business” can feel to the grantee like a striking lack of empathy – not to mention a devastating loss of funding. It takes communication and the human touch to bridge this gap. Publication date: February 22, 2018

    What may feel to a funder like “just business” can feel to the grantee like a striking lack of empathy – not to mention a devastating loss of funding. It takes communication and the human touch to bridge this gap.

    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.

  • The Global Landscape of Philanthropy

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    From a description of various forms of individual giving to the growing importance of community philanthropy and structured, institutional giving, the current report is an effort to bring back the diversity of the field of philanthropy at the center of the debate, by drawing a comprehensive and provocative picture of current trends and challenges of the field. The report also raises some of the questions and issues most critical and central to its development – from technology and shrinking civic space to power dynamics within philanthropy practice and concepts, to the evolving role and form of philanthropy infrastructure. Publication date: January 2018

    From a description of various forms of individual giving to the growing importance of community philanthropy and structured, institutional giving, the current report is an effort to bring back the diversity of the field of philanthropy at the center of the debate, by drawing a comprehensive and provocative picture of current trends and challenges of the field. The report also raises some of the questions and issues most critical and central to its development – from technology and shrinking civic space to power dynamics within philanthropy practice and concepts, to the evolving role and form of philanthropy infrastructure.

    From Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

  • Data Driven Impact

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    We love telling stories. Annual reports are full of them. Organizations work hard to get their stories in magazines and in front of as many people as they can. In fact it’s how most organizations compete with one another. But are the stories that organizations choose to tell about themselves to funders true? In this session dive into how organizations are using stories to compete with one another, why this is leading to billions of dollars being wasted, and how data might just change everything. Original air date: February 21, 2018

    We love telling stories. Annual reports are full of them. Organizations work hard to get their stories in magazines and in front of as many people as they can. In fact it’s how most organizations compete with one another. But are the stories that organizations choose to tell about themselves to funders true? In this session dive into how organizations are using stories to compete with one another, why this is leading to billions of dollars being wasted, and how data might just change everything.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How the nonprofit sector competes with stories
    • How data is changing this through things such as Pay for Success
    • How all funders can use data to help get more impact per dollar/return on investment

    ​Andrew Means

    Founder

    Big Elephant Studios

    Grants Management Professional Competency Model

    Cross-Cutting Competencies

    • Communications: Listen to others and communicate effectively.
    • Technology Management: Apply technology solutions to grantmaking to support grantmaker, applicant, and grantee success.

    Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies

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

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    We need to develop new processes of collective storytelling across sectors to navigate turbulent times and foster systems change. Publication date: February 20, 2018

    We need to develop new processes of collective storytelling across sectors to navigate turbulent times and foster systems change.

    Ella Saltmarshe

    Co-Founder

    The Point People

  • Foundation Operations and Management Report

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The 2018 edition of this flagship report includes mission-critical statistics about member foundations’ boards and governance, investments, administration, and grantmaking. It also includes the latest benchmarking data on salary and benefits. Publication date: February 2018

    The 2018 edition of this flagship report includes mission-critical statistics about member foundations’ boards and governance, investments, administration, and grantmaking. It also includes the latest benchmarking data on salary and benefits.

    Note: a fee may apply to this Exponent Philanthropy report.

  • Local Leadership, Global Impact

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The report highlights the growing presence and impact of community foundations around the world, and lays a path for community foundations to consider as they apply the lens of the SDGs to their work. The Council on Foundations recommends ten steps for community foundations looking to use the SDGs as a tool to improve quality of life in their communities. These steps include learning about the SDGs, mapping the SDGs to local challenges, using data to create local goals, building cross-sector ownership of solutions and monitoring progress locally. Publication date: February 2018

    The report highlights the growing presence and impact of community foundations around the world, and lays a path for community foundations to consider as they apply the lens of the SDGs to their work. The Council on Foundations recommends ten steps for community foundations looking to use the SDGs as a tool to improve quality of life in their communities. These steps include learning about the SDGs, mapping the SDGs to local challenges, using data to create local goals, building cross-sector ownership of solutions and monitoring progress locally. 

  • Community Foundation Giving to Native American Causes

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This report examines giving by community foundations to Native American organizations and causes. In all, the report highlights that only 15/100ths of one percent of community foundation funding goes to Native American organizations and causes annually. Publication date: February 2018

    This report examines giving by community foundations to Native American organizations and causes. In all, the report highlights that only 15/100ths of one percent of community foundation funding goes to Native American organizations and causes annually.

  • Arts Funding at Twenty-Five: What Data and Analysis Continue to Tell Funders about the Field

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Funding for arts and culture remains a significant but somewhat less important priority for corporations and U.S. foundations.The report finds that estimated giving for the arts by U.S. foundations totaled $4.9 billion in 2014, up from $3.7 billion in 2000. But after adjusting for inflation, the value of foundation support for the arts declined by 3 percent over that period. Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of GIA's initial arts funding benchmarking study the report found that the single largest share of revenue for U.S. arts organizations — and the overwhelming source of revenue for most other types of nonprofits — is earned income, including fees for services from private and government sources, investment income, and other revenue. Publication date: February 2018

    Funding for arts and culture remains a significant but somewhat less important priority for corporations and U.S. foundations.The report finds that estimated giving for the arts by U.S. foundations totaled $4.9 billion in 2014, up from $3.7 billion in 2000. But after adjusting for inflation, the value of foundation support for the arts declined by 3 percent over that period. Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of GIA's initial arts funding benchmarking study the report found that the single largest share of revenue for U.S. arts organizations — and the overwhelming source of revenue for most other types of nonprofits — is earned income, including fees for services from private and government sources, investment income, and other revenue.

  • Philanthropy Outlook 2018 & 2019

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The report examines the economic conditions and recent changes to federal tax policy that are expected to be the key forces shaping the environment for philanthropy. Publication date: February 2018

    The report examines the economic conditions and recent changes to federal tax policy that are expected to be the key forces shaping the environment for philanthropy.