Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Collaborative Funding for Greater Impact explains the mechanics of forming and managing a co-funding partnership and offers takeaways for how this experience can apply to other communities.
This updated edition of a GrantCraft guide reflects key changes in philanthropy, from the rise of social media to a growing tendency to scan continuously for changes and opportunities.
This paper will help philanthropic executives and trustees explore three innovative strategies to achieve greater results with their limited grant dollars. It distills findings from more than 400 pages of research amassed over three years as part of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s Grantmaking for Community Impact Project.
The Council on Foundations International Grantmaking program provides a number of resources on international grantmaking, including a thorough introduction to the primary issues facing funders working outside US borders.
Drawing from a review of best practices, interviews and examples from a variety of case studies, this paper addresses why philanthropists think about evaluation, gives an overview of the major trends and practices in evaluation, and provides suggestions on how philanthropists can make evaluation effective for their work.
This study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University investigates how family foundations manage governance, decision making, and, especially, daily work activities when the number of local board members diminishes.
Addressing a community’s information needs is a critical aspect of supporting a vibrant and healthy democracy. As community and place-based foundations increase their participation in this work, they realize they cannot do it alone.
A five-step guide to formalize your organization's response to disasters.
This report offers succession planning through leadership development an alternative to the status quo. Instead of expecting new leaders to rise to the occasion, this report proposes that, when leadership opportunities arise, organizations should dedicate resources, human and financial, to developing the talent pipeline and proactively, openly discussing succession plans at all levels of leadership, not simply the CEO/Executive Director role.
This briefing paper on Scaling What Works takes a look at how networks can support the efforts of grantmakers to build relationships, harness complementary resources and work together to scale impact.