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Latest Releases from the Field- Early December 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asset Funders Network, The Center of Effective Philanthropy, Funcers Concerned About AIDS, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Idealware, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Grantmakers for Southern Progress.

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Making Meaningful Change
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Change management encompasses the broad approach an organization takes to anything new. It includes everything from understanding exactly why change is needed, to involving all stakeholders in the transition, to making a thoughtful plan for how to implement the change. This publication highlights reflections from GEO members on the challenges they have experienced and lessons learned while working to transform their organizations.

As the South Grows: Weathering the Storm
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Grantmakers for Southern Progress
The third in a series of reports about opportunities for philanthropy to improve the lives of underserved communities in the South, this report finds that between 2010 and 2014 foundation funding for communities in eastern North Carolina and southern Louisiana neither helped meet the region's environmental challenges nor capitalized on opportunities to support grassroots organizations working to effect long-term structural change. Only 26 percent of the grant dollars allocated to eastern North Carolina and 43 percent in southern Louisiana benefited marginalized communities, while only 4 percent of foundation funding allocated to eastern North Carolina and 8 percent to southern Louisiana supported systemic change strategies such as community organizing, advocacy, or policy change efforts.

Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2016: Reignite the Fight
Funders Concerned About AIDS
The current edition of FCAA's signature report – based on calendar year 2016 grantmaking –  captures data on more than 7,000 grants, awarded by 392 foundations in 15 countries, in an effort to identify gaps, trends and opportunities in HIV-related philanthropy. This report is to support funders in their efforts to make informed decisions about where resources would make the most impact.

Staying Connected: How Five Foundations Understand Those They Seek to Help
The Center for Effective Philanthropy
This report profiles five foundations ranked among the top 15 percent of foundations that commissioned a Grantee Perception Report (GPR) between 2016 and 2017 when it comes to how their grantees rated them on questions related to their understanding of intended beneficiaries’ needs. The work of these five foundations seeks to help beneficiaries in a range of focus areas — from students to children and adults in need of affordable health care. The foundations profiled include: Nord Family Foundation in Amherst, OH; Helios Education Foundation in Phoenix, AZ; the Duke Endowment in Charlotte, NC; the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Owing Mills, MD; and SC Ministry Foundation in Cincinnati, OH.

Others in the Field

Income Volatility: Why it Destabilizes Working Families and How Philanthropy Can Make a Difference
Asset Funders Network
AFN’s latest brief helps grantmakers understand the enormous challenges income volatility presents in America and provides an array of strategies for philanthropy to leverage both investments and leadership to empower families to protect themselves from volatility’s worst effects. It is based on research from EPIC (Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative), an initiative of the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, which investigates economic forces that severely impact the financial security of American families.

Landscape of Digital Marketing Tools for Nonprofits
This report to help you understand the multiple facets of digital marketing of interest to nonprofits and identify a logical, cost-effective path forward for your organization. It includes individual marketing topics and communication channels and tools and share best practices and recommendations from nonprofit marketing experts to help you make the most out of your efforts and become a more sophisticated nonprofit marketer.