Philanthropic & Nonprofit Sectors

Giving While Living

Publication date: 
09/2017
The common quest of all who seek to achieve lasting improvements in our communities and in our world—whether we are individual donors, foundations, nonprofits or government agencies—is to make the highest and best use of our resources. It requires us to ask questions like: What are our best opportunities to make a difference? What impact can we have and how do we know what impact our grants are having? What are grantee organizations accomplishing? What’s working… what’s not? Or, as Chuck Feeney, founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies, never hesitated to ask, starting with the foundation’s...
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Frameworks for Private Foundations: A New Model for Impact

Publication date: 
07/2017
This GrantCraft leadership series paper produced in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), explores the core frameworks that shape private foundations, and offers a roadmap for funders interested in reflecting on these frameworks to better align purpose, public benefit, and action.
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Race to Lead; Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap

Publication date: 
06/2017
The Building Movement Project released "Race to Lead; Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap." This new report, the first in the Race to Lead series, is based on our survey of over 4,000 nonprofit professionals. The report explores why people of color are still under-represented in nonprofit CEO/Executive Director positions.
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Change, Not Charity: The Story of The Funding Exchange (FEX)

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06/2017
When the Funding Exchange (FEX) decided to cease operations at the end of 2012, the board agreed that one key task would be to document the history of this pioneering organization that spanned more than three decades. They knew there would be useful lessons to glean from an honest exploration of FEX’s rich and complex story.
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Consumers Guide Vendor Product Update Supplement June 2017

Publication date: 
06/2017
The 2016 update of the popular A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems was published in May 2016. This in-depth report has been expanded for 2017 to look at the features and processes used by various grants management system. The Consumers Guide compares the strengths and weaknesses of these different grants management packages to see how they stack up against industry standards.
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The 2015 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations.

Publication date: 
05/2017
The 2015 Tracking Report (2017) explores the scope and character of foundation funding for LGBTQ issues in the calendar year 2015. The report analyzes 5,267 grants from 334 foundations, making it the most comprehensive assessment of LGBTQ funding available.
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Value, Time, and Time-Limited Philanthropy

Publication date: 
04/2017
Can limiting a foundation's life increase its ability to have impact? In “Value, Time, and Time-Limited Philanthropy,” Tony Proscio of the Duke Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society tackles that question by applying a theory of time and value in philanthropy to three real cases that show what’s possible.
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