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Latest Releases From the Field- Late October 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from CECP, The Conference Board, GrantCraft, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation and Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

Our Members

Funding for Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support 
GrantCraft & International Funders for Indigenous Peoples
Although indigenous issues cut across many program areas, including culture, education, health, and sustainable development, most funders that currently support indigenous communities do so through their environmental, human rights, and international development programs. Based on more than two dozen interviews with grantmakers, a survey, and a literature review, this report finds that funders employ a variety of strategies, including direct giving, intermediaries, long-term investments and indigenous control of philanthropic resources to support indigenous communities. It outlines program and operational strategies as well as tools for partnering with indigenous communities.

Others in the Field

Giving in Numbers: 2018
CECP & The Conference Board
In the latest edition of its research of corporate social investment has found that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet key societal needs around the world. It is based on data from 252 companies and not only presents a profile of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement, but also includes a Trends Summary that highlights the prominent features of corporate societal investment.

The Opioid Epidemic in Indiana and Marion County & The Tobacco Epidemic in Indiana and Marion County
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
These two reports show the human and economic toll of the opioid and tobacco epidemics and chart out recommendations for educators, employers, health providers, and effective policy. While these reports provide analyses of opioid and tobacco addiction in Indiana, Indiana is not the only state searching for answers. These epidemics are threatening the physical health of people across the country, our quality of life, and our shared economic prosperity.

The Impact Investing Journey: Aligning Portfolio With Purpose
Russell Family Foundation
This case study of the foundation's approach to impact investing outlines its comprehensive journey since inception and four-year experience growing from seven percent to almost 75 percent mission-aligned investments. It details the experiments with impact investing, starting with a pilot project in 2004, followed by a series of additional mission-related investments. 

Philanthropist Resource Guide
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
This is an inventory of approximately 200 organizations across the United States that work to support the philanthropic activities of high net worth (HNW) donors. It enables HNW donors to discover new sources of support for their philanthropic journey, help philanthropy intermediaries and advisors find new resources and collaborators, and allow funders of this field to gain a better understanding of the landscape of the donor support ecosystem.