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New Releases Roundup: April 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Center For Effective Philanthropy, Idealware Media Impact Funders, Orange County Grantmakers, PEAK Grantmaking, Philanthropy Roundtable, Respectability and 21/64.

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Greater Good: Lessons from Those Who Have Started Major Grantmaking Organizations
Center For Effective Philanthropy
With more than 30,000 new private foundations established in the U.S. in the past 20 years, it is vital that early-stage grantmakers learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before them so they can avoid common mistakes and position their grantmaking organizations for success. To learn more about what it takes to effectively get a grantmaking organization off the ground, CEP interviewed 35 leaders — including trustees, CEOs, program staff, and operations staff — of 14 grantmaking organizations that were established, or that experienced significant growth, in the past 20 years and that hold at least $350 million in assets.

Global Media Philanthropy: What Funders Need to Know About Data, Trends and Pressing Issues Facing the Field
Media Impact Funders
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Media Impact Funders has been researching trends, challenges, and opportunities for global media funding. The research in this report draws on a variety of sources: data from the media data map through 2015, results from a survey of leading organizations engaged in funding media-related projects around the world, analyses of existing literature and reports, and insights offered by experts across a range of media funding issues.

An Equity Profile of Orange County
Orange County Grantmakers
Orange County Grantmakers, in partnership with the St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund has released a new report providing an equity analysis of the Orange County region. It provides insights and data to support Orange County’s efforts to move towards inclusive growth and prosperity and is a part of a series of reports specific to the six-county Southern California region. As the first equity profile of its kind in Orange County, data in the report provides a call to action for Orange County business, civic, community, and philanthropic leaders to build a stronger, more equitable region. The report is broken down into four sections – demographics, economic vitality, readiness and connectedness. It ends with ten (plus one) clear steps to an equitable Orange County, including using the data for cross-sector dialogue and linking inclusion with innovation.

Courage in Practice —The Principles for Peak Grantmaking
PEAK Grantmaking
PEAK Grantmaking has created a set of Principles for Peak Grantmaking that enlists grants management professionals to achieve better programmatic and strategic outcomes for philanthropy by more directly linking the goals of funding organizations to the grant practices they employ to achieve those goals. The Principles improve impact through strengthening the way grantmakers operate and grounding this work in aspirational goals. The Principles serve as benchmarks against which to test everyday activities. They bring to the forefront vital considerations that, despite the best intentions, can get lost in the daily push to develop an application, build a grantee portal, cut a grantee payment, or select a new grants management system. The Principles ground decisions and actions in an organization’s values, mission, and goals.

The Impact of Youth Civic Engagement on Community Health, Safety, and Equity
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
This report discusses how the zip code among other factors play a major role in the safety and development of the youth within America. Depending on the area a child is more likely to experience community violence by living in a neighborhood with diminished economic opportunities compared to a more affluent one. With this issue in mind, health equity and community safety in America will require radical imagination, courageous leadership, and persistent partnership – there is no roadmap to arrive at a destination no one has seen before.

The Field

There's No Place Like Home Spring 2019 Issue
Philanthropy Roundtable
Philanthropy Roundtable has recently released their spring issue of Philanthropy Magazine, which showcases the power of local giving with snapshots from across the country. This issue also highlights a community foundation's role in providing modest givers strength in numbers and major givers on-the-ground expertise, and strategies on local giving from some regional foundations. 

Disability in Philanthropy & Nonprofits: A study on Inclusion and exclusion of the 1-in-5 people who live with a disability and what you can do to make things better
Organizations are at their best when they welcome, respect and include people of all backgrounds – and this includes people with disabilities. Fully 1-in-5 people have a learning, mental health, physical, sensory or other disability. People can be born with a disability, or acquire one due to an accident, aging, gun violence or in military service to our nation. People with disabilities want to be included in philanthropy, nonprofits and in solving problems in our communities, just like anyone else.

Digital Skillsets: An Imperative for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders
Digital skillsets will be essential to the success of tomorrow’s leaders, tomorrow’s organizations, and tomorrow’s social sector—and that’s just as true for today’s. What are the digital skills nonprofit executives need? How does the acquisition of these skills affect how their organizations operate and deliver on their missions? How can leaders acquire these skill sets, and what are the challenges and barriers they face? Idealware spoke to a number of leaders with expertise in technology, human resources, and related fields to try to answer those questions. Their hope is that this knowledge will inspire nonprofit executives to seek out avenues to build their skills and inspire funders to recognize the vital role strategic technology initiatives play in transforming the way organizations work. 

Tips: Engaging Generation Impact as Teens
21/64 has recently released a list of nine practical tips intended for anyone seeking to support and engage teen next gen donors, and they included some quotes from their research interviews to illustrate these tips. This research was conducted on Gen X and Millennial major donors in which they refer to them as "Generation Impact". The participants of the study shared insights into how they watched, learned, and participated in philanthropy as children and teens in ways that shaped—and continue to shape—them as donors.