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Insights

Achieving Equity: What Can Data Tell Us
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

PEAK Grantmaking recently released a report on how funders are collecting and using demographic data. In our conversations with members, we learned that only about half of grantmakers are collecting this data. Of that half, almost all of them are collecting information on the communities that nonprofits serve, and less than half of them are collecting information on the board and staff leadership of the nonprofits.

Practices That Put Your Expertise Into Play
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Jan Jaffe, Senior Partner of The Giving Practice writes "Learning how practitioners work well when philanthropy is trying to do its best has been an obsession of mine for decades.  It started at the Ford Foundation with GrantCraft when I was able to interview program officers in many different foundations to create 30 guides that shared lessons learned about their “second job” – the craft of how they worked in sustainable, transparent and meaningful ways."

Overcoming Setbacks
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Stephen Heintz, President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund writes "In 2008, millions of Americans, including myself, were inspired by the campaign pledges of then-candidate Barack Obama, who promised not only to reform our policies, but to transform our politics. It had been clear for some time that American politics were broken in fundamental ways."

New York City Contract Delays: The Facts
Thursday, September 6, 2018

John MacIntosh, Partner at SeaChange Capital Partners writes "Over the years, SeaChange Capital Partners has been approached by many nonprofits literally pushed to the brink – forced to stiff vendors..

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