Lumina Foundation's signature report on college attainment statistics is designed to track the progress toward its goal of having 60% of Americans hold a post-secondary degree or credential by the year 2025.
Building a Culture of Capitalization in Your Organization, is written for nonprofit arts organizations and shares findings from NFF's study of 36 capital grants made by the Kresge Foundation between 2010 and 2012.
Recommendations for Capital Grantmakers, is written for arts funders who are looking to make smart and impactful investments.
Sample materials and other resources on how philanthropy-serving organizations are offering programming to their membership around these issues.
Additional speaker suggestions and event descriptions from a survey of the membership are available here
This report explores how 18 organizations raise and spend money and the role that reach and engagement play in their efforts to connect with audiences and derive revenue from those connections.
NCRP reports that the current practice of strategic philanthropy typically favors short-term metrics, is largely disconnected from grantees and the communities these nonprofits serve, and usually lacks authentic feedback to inform the strategies. Unless grantmakers explicitly address the needs of underserved communities and invest in policy and community engagement – strategies long practiced by social justice philanthropists – they are unlikely to achieve their goals.
Questions, tips and worksheets developed by the Kresge Foundation for its long-time funding method, the challenge grant.
This research into the state of philanthropic learning finds that foundations over-invest in stand-alone learning activities and publishing “lessons learned” at the end of a program.
This powerpoint includes the “What local funders can do” suggestions excerpted from a presentation prepared by the Successful Working Families Team. These suggestions can be used to generate ideas about educational programming or convening topics for funders
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.