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Latest Releases from the Field - Late October 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Latest Reports from the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring reports from Fidelity Charitable, Independent Sector, The Bridgespan Group, CECP & The Conference Board, San Diego Grantmakers, and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.

"Billion Dollar Bets" to Decrease Over-Criminalization (The Bridgespan Group)
This concept paper, part of Bridgespan's research for “Billion Dollar Bets” to Create Economic Opportunity for Every American, looks at how philanthropists could help decrease over-criminalization, focusing on those populations that most acutely feel the burden: low-income communities of color.

Giving in Numbers: 2016 Edition (CECP & The Conference Board)
This report not only presents a profile of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement in 2015, but also includes a Trends Summary that highlights the prominent features of corporate societal investment.

The Future of Philanthropy: Where Individual Giving is Going (Fidelity Charitable)
How are key trends in philanthropy actually impacting individual donors? Are donors confident that giving can solve problems important to them? Based on a survey of more than 3,200 people who itemize charitable giving on their tax returns, this report explores how donors' personal giving has evolved and what the future of philanthropy might look like based on changing perceptions and generational shifts.

Model Partnerships for Impact: The Cricket Island Foundation and Communities United (Independent Sector)
The latest release in a series of eight case studies - called "Model Partnerships for Impact" - that showcase a grantee and funder pair who exemplify healthy relationships and illuminate the practices and behaviors that contribute to a positive power dynamic. In this case, the focus on learning, rather than achieving pre-determined metrics, catalyzed both organizations to have deeper impact in communities.

Trauma-Informed Philanthropy: A Funder's Resource Guide for Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice in the Delaware Valley (Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia) 
A new guide developed as a partnership between Philanthropy Network, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey with the goal of raising awareness among funders about ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), trauma, and resilience and help them understand how they can apply trauma-informed practice to their work.

Guide to Collaborative Philanthropy (San Diego Grantmakers) 
San Diego Grantmakers' Guide to Collaborative Philanthropy describes how they help their members efficiently and effectively form and sustain collaborations. It is based on best practices identified from published research as well as interviews with members, regional associations of grantmakers, foundations, and consultants across the nation, and is divided into two distinct sections: a Framework that outlines SDG's approach to collaboration along a Learn-Plan-Act Continuum as well as the levels of service provided and the responsibilities of members involved and a Toolkit of proposals, forms, principles, and other materials for practical application.