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Latest Releases from the Field- Late September 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from CF Insights & CFLeads, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Fund the People and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.

From Our Members

Assessing Community Foundation Needs and Envisioning the Future
CF Insights & CFLeads

Over recent years, the infrastructure of organizations serving community foundations has evolved and there has been confusion among community foundations over where to get their needs met. In response CFLeads and CF Insights partnered to map out the current support services provided by philanthropy-serving organizations and provide some ideas for how to meet their needs in the future. 

Common Threads: U.S. Foundation Opportunities in Sustainable Fiber and Textiles
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders

This new white paper, written by SAFSF Member Sarah Kelley of Island Foundation, includes an overview of the environmental and social impacts of textile production, a landscape analysis of nonprofits/NGOs and other U.S. and international organizations currently working on this topic, and an examination of opportunities for U.S. foundations—including those currently funding in environmental health, justice, labor, policy, women's and girls' empowerment, and climate change mitigation as well as sustainable agriculture. 

Fund the People Toolkit
Fund the People

This toolkit provides practical guidance, promising practices and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce. It is a free, online resource to help you consider the myriad of options, make the case and develop a plan for talent investing. 

FCAA Data Spotlight: HIV Philanthropy for Advocacy & Human Rights
Funders Concerned About AIDS

By 2020, 70% of people living with HIV in the U.S. will be 50 and older. What are the needs of this population, and is the HIV-related philanthropic sector keeping pace? In commemoration of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (#NHAAAD), FCAA is pleased to share this first analysis of HIV-related philanthropy for older adults (50+).  

Top Funders Of LGBTQ Immigrants And Refugees
Funders for LGBTQ Issues 

In 2014, Funders for LGBTQ Issues explored funding for LGBTQ immigrants and refugees in its report Pathways Forward. Immigration issues have evolved significantly since the release of that report and are highlighting some of the work being done by grantmakers to advance the rights and improve the well-being of LGBTQ immigrants, refugees, and asylees .

From Others in the Field

Capital Scan: Climate Resilient & Equitable Water Systems
The Kresge Foundation

Commissioned by The Kresge Foundation and authored by MissionPoint Partners and California Environmental Associates the scan is designed to illuminate integrated strategies with pathways for using a full suite of capital tools - including program related investments (PRIs) and mission related investments (MRIs) – to  accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions to unlock the flow of capital in the water sector.

The Crisis of Criminalization: A Call for a Comprehensive Philanthropic Response
Barnard Center for Research on Women

This new report calls for immediate, concerted, comprehensive, sustained, cross-sector, collaborative philanthropic response to the growing crisis of criminalization and offers detailed analysis and recommendations for action.

Strategies to Scale Up Social Programs
The Wallace Foundation

While nonprofits see growing interest among private foundations and government agencies in scaling up successful social programs, there has been little empirical literature on how to pull off these expansions. This study of 45 social programs that work takes perhaps the broadest look yet at efforts that were able to extend their reach through partnerships, and it finds some common patterns among them.