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Latest Releases from the Field- Late October 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Democracy Fund and Idealware.

From Others in the Field

2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

In this KIDS COUNT policy report, explores the significant barriers facing children in immigrant families, the majority of whom are also children or color, and offers recommendations for helping children in these families secure the stability, economic resources and opportunities all of the nation's children need to thrive. The report features updated data for the Race for Results Index, which measures how children are progressing on key milestones by race and ethnicity at the national and state levels.

Effective Place-Based Philanthropy: The Role and Practices of a National Funder
Democracy Fund

In this paper, Prudence Brown, a leader in place-based philanthropy, provides her insights on the roles and practices of national foundations undertaking place-based work. Drawing significantly from recent literature and Brown’s own experience and observations, this paper is organized around key questions that national funders can consider as they develop new place-based partnerships. After each question, Brown provides a brief discussion and concrete suggestions for decision-making and action.

Becoming a Data-Informed Organization: How to Assess Your Nonprofit’s Data Maturity and Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement

This report defines five stages of data maturity and identifies the factors that comprise them. It also includes a brief self-assessment to help determine the status of one's own data efforts, which is the first step toward advancing. For each stage, the report details the actions one can take to progress and identify possible barriers to success.