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A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Software

Publication date: 
05/2016
Completely updated in 2013, this free in-depth guide looks at the features and processes used by 28 grants management systems to help private foundations accept and review applications and track grants throughout their life cycles. It compares the strengths and weaknesses of the different grants management packages, showing how they stack up against 19 high-level categories, and then detailing the functionality of each for more than 180 specific criteria.

Women in Leadership: Why It Matters

Publication date: 
05/2016
It’s no secret that women have historically faced greater barriers than men when it comes to fully participating in the economy. Across geographies and income levels, disparities between men and women persist in the form of pay gaps, uneven opportunities for advancement, and unbalanced representation in important decision-making.
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Sharing What Matters: Foundation Transparency

Publication date: 
03/2016
The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) examined the perspectives of foundation CEOs and learned that there is much agreement on the audiences for their transparency efforts. Foundation CEOs also agree about what they believe is the most important information to share with those audiences.However, foundation practice lags behind CEOs’ beliefs.
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New York Nonprofits in the Aftermath of FEGS: A Call to Action

Publication date: 
02/2016
The state Commission to Examine Nonprofit Human Services Organizations Closures published this report, New York Nonprofits in the Aftermath of FEGS: A Call to Action. The Human Services Council (HSC) convened the commission to examine the systemic problems contributing to the instability of so many nonprofit human services organizations, and we brought together stakeholders from philanthropy, academia, direct service, nonprofit coalitions, and others with nonprofit expertise to reflect on the sector in an effort to deliver thoughtful and succinct recommendations through a nine-month process...
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A New Way Forward: Bringing an Equity Lens to the Work of Reducing the Influence of Money in Our Democracy

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12/2015
Based on candid interviews with funding partners and thought leaders, Piper’s report "A New Way Forward: Bringing an Equity Lens to the Work of Reducing the Influence of Money in Our Democracy” touches upon key issues to help analyze their grantmaking strategies.
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A New Way Forward: Bringing an Equity Lens to the Work of Reducing the Influence of Money in Our Democracy

Publication date: 
12/2015
This touches upon key issues to help analyze grantmaking strategies. How does your definition of “winning” fit in a broader democracy reform agenda? How do we authentically connect with communities of color to develop a new framework of equity, diversity, and inclusion? How do we build effective collaborative relationships towards victory, without losing sight of long-term capacity and infrastructure needs?
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The Source Codes of Foundation Culture

Publication date: 
10/2015
Over the last several years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has been working to better understand what contributes to and impedes efforts to lead productive change in philanthropy. One theme that has arisen time and again is the importance of creating and nurturing an organizational culture that enables grantmakers to be most effective.
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