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.
Funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Launches Chicago Music Pathway Initiative to Diversify the Next Generation of Musicians
CMPI will support promising young musicians from underrepresented backgrounds and low-income households in order to diversify the next generation of musicians.....Read more
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."
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."
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..