Expanding Minds and Opportunities is a collection of articles presenting examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships demonstrating the power of afterschool and summer learning opportunities to support student success.
A working glossary of terms to help shape a common language for work in Community Capacity. This glossary is intended to help promote philanthropy's roles in building community capacity by defining core concepts and closely related terms.
By enlisting all sectors to work together, a new kind of community collaborative is making strides toward tackling powerful social issues in communities. In the report, “Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges,” members of the White House Council for Community Solutions and Bridgespan took a look at how exemplary collaboratives made needle-moving progress (10-percent progress in a community-wide metric) on key challenges facing their communities.
This guide developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors shows how individuals and family foundations can improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.
A new report co-produced by the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, the Williams Group, and the Communications Network, explores the value of foundation annual reports: why we do them and whether they do any good. Is there a better way for foundations to communicate about their work?
In this guide, contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose, building strong relationships and resolving conflicts, and figuring out if the collaborative you're in is working. Contributors also offer ample proof that collaboratives are leading the field in bringing the voices of nonfunders — grantees, intended beneficiaries, experts, and others — into the process of making grants.
The Rural Development Philanthropy Learning Network is a diverse group of community foundations and funds, and philanthropic and rural development organizations that exchange experience, knowledge and skills to increase rural assets and improve rural livelihood.
How can a grantmaker covert a concept into a specific request for proposals? Read about one grantmaker's efforts to build financial strength and program quality for community foundations in a casestudy from Grantcraft.
What is participatory communications and what role can it play in the development process? Explore 50 stories and profiles where communications played an essential role in empowering communities for social change from the Communication for Social Change Consortium.