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No Regrets: GCIR's Long, Bumpy Journey to Launch

Michael Kavate
Release Date: 
03/02/2019

In August of 2016, GCIR had only one question about the Forum’s Drupal-Salesforce platform: How soon can we launch? Chats with several members of the collaborative left us chomping at the bit. Make our time-consuming membership renewal process more efficient? Yes, please. Streamline event registration tracking and analysis? Absolutely. Integrations with core services like MailChimp, ReadyTalk, and more? Yes, yes, yes. From automation of simple tasks and centralizing our far-flung data to joining a community of experts from similar organizations, we wanted to launch tomorrow.

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Developing New Systems and Expanding Capacity for Growth

Shannon Lin
Release Date: 
03/02/2019

To meet the challenges of growth and build new systems to manage our expanding network and programming, NFG joined the Knowledge Management Collaborative of the United Philanthropy Forum in 2017. We have been fortunate to have the help of the Forum in our journey towards better information management, and offer the following reflections from our experience.

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Early Learnings on Building Foundation Openness

Foundation Openness
Release Date: 
12/21/2018

Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares four learnings from a two-year effort to engage foundations in building openness and transparency, made possible with support from the Fund for Shared Insight.

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Digging Below the Surface of Our Country’s Fight for Civil Rights

The group outside of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL, which served as the backbone of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and is where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began his career.
Release Date: 
10/05/2018

Forum President and CEO participated in a Civil Rights Learning Journey presented by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and Leadership Greater Washington. He shares his reflections from four days traveling through the Deep South with a group of 25 philanthropy, nonprofit and business leaders from the Washington, DC region, starting in Memphis and driving through the heart of Mississippi and Alabama.

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