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New Releases Roundup: December 2019

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group,  Asset Funders Network, CECP, Philanthropy Northwest, and Southeastern Council of Foundations.

Our Members

Championing Public Interests: Conversation with Umunyana Rugege of Section27
Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group
In its latest podcast, AGAG Executive Director Niamani Mutima talks with Umunyana Rugege, Executive Director of SECTION27, about her career and recent appointment to lead Section27 based in South Africa. Established in 2010 as the AIDS Law Project, one of the most successful post-apartheid human rights organizations, Section27 has become a leading public interest law center. 

Investing in Society
This digital release brings to light the state of corporate purpose in an evidence-based way and assesses corporate purpose-driven actions under the five categories of Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies.  

Trends in Northwest Giving 2019
Philanthropy Northwest
The latest edition of Trends in Northwest Giving provides an aggregation and analysis of grantmaking trends that shape Philanthropy Northwest’s six-state Northwest region—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. This report focuses on the most recent data available, through fiscal year 2016. This year’s report also features regional spotlights to help capture the changemakers behind the grants.

Southeastern Council of Foundations Equity Framework
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Southeastern Council of Foundations launched its Equity Framework detailing its commitment to equity in the Southeast. This will serve as the foundation for its work going forward and has been designed so that its members can help guide its implementation and evolution while also deciding how it can best support their own organizations and leadership.

The Field

Investing in the Future of Our Community: A Case Study on Funders’ Motivation for Supporting Children’s Savings Accounts
Asset Funders Network
Children’s Savings Account programs (CSAs) are an innovative tool to improve children’s educational attainment and long-term economic wellbeing, particularly for low and moderate income children. This report aims to answer primary questions about CSAs; What motivates funders and potential funders to consider investing in CSAs?, How Do Funders Evaluate CSA Success and Shape the Future of Programs?, and What challenges do potential and committed funders face that may deter some from investing?