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New Releases Roundup: July 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Candid, CHANGE Philanthropy, Council on Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy, Grantmakers in the Arts, Human Rights Funders Network, Monitor Institute by Deloitte, Peace and Security Funders Group, PEAK Grantmaking, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement and Technology Association of Grantmakers.

COVID-19 Resources

An event or an era? Resources for social sector decision-making in the context of COVID-19 
Monitor Institute by Deloitte
This report, launched in cooperation with New Profit, the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and United Philanthropy Forum, explores four provocative scenarios of what the future could look like depending on the severity of the crisis and whether we come together as a nation—or come apart. Using these scenarios as a backdrop, the report outlines advice on how organizations can prepare for the future despite significant uncertainty.

COVID-19: How Have Funders Changed Their Approach & What Will Stick?
Exponent Philanthropy & PEAK Grantmaking
In April, Exponent Philanthropy and PEAK Grantmaking each fielded a survey to see how our respective communities of funders were responding to the impact of COVID-19 on their communities, grantees, and internal operations and processes. Inspired by our members’ collaboration during these challenging times, PEAK and Exponent Philanthropy partnered to analyze the survey results in the context of additional reflections and guidance from our members. This report shares the findings.

Member Resources

2018 DAPP Report: Asian American and Pacific Islander People Working in Philanthropy
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and CHANGE Philanthropy 
This infographic, developed in collaboration with CHANGE Philanthropy, draws on the findings of the 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey to explore Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people in philanthropy.

Advancing Human Rights: 2017 Key Findings
Candid and Human Rights Funders Network
This report highlights the diversity of funders and strategies addressing tough issues in the world today. This research is conducted in partnership with Ariadne–European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights, and Prospera–International Network of Women’s Funds, and is the latest product of a 10-year collaboration. 

Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions
Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations' Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions report is a roadmap for corporate philanthropy leaders facing critical questions and considerations about combining philanthropies during times of a business merger or acquisition. This resource, informed by substantive dialogue with corporate philanthropy practitioners and attorneys, outlines a four-step process to support key decisions and charitable strategies in transition. 

GIA Podcast: Radical Practice: Turning Over Power in Foundations
Grantmakers in the Arts
This podcast episode features Denise Brown, Executive Director of Leeway Foundation, and A. Sparks, Chief Executive Officer of the Masto Foundation! These two foundation leaders discussed what it looks like to live a commitment to challenge power structures that are deeply rooted in the philanthropic sector and keeping community needs at the center.

GIA Podcast: Radical Practice: True Commitment to Radical Imagination
Grantmakers in the Arts
This podcast episode features Walidah Imarisha, a writer, educator, poet, and the artist who coined the term “visionary fiction.” In addition to Walidah Imarisha, Lisa Yancey, an entrepreneurial strategist, President of Yancey Consulting, and author of the Thrivability Report which discusses sustainability versus thrivability for historically disinvested arts and culture organizations! In this episode, they discuss ways to radically build towards a new normal, how to think differently about the future, and ways to put these ideas into action.

Guiding Principles for Funding Locally-Led Peacebuilding
Peace and Security Funders Group
Based on their experience supporting locally-led peacebuilding in conflict zones around the world, members of PSFG's Locally-Led Peacebuilding Working Group offer these core principles and strategies as a practical resource for supporting locally-led peacebuilding, and as an opportunity for continued dialogue and learning among funders and with local peacebuilding partners. Indeed, these guiding principles can be the basis of best practices for all funders, not just those who focus on locally-led peacebuilding. 

2020 Grants Management Salary Report
PEAK Grantmaking
Since PEAK Grantmaking produced its last salary report in 2016, the profession of grants management has been rapidly evolving – with the “how” of grantmaking increasingly recognized as central to organizational strategy. Explore the full report to find salary detail by grantmaker asset and type, region, job band, years in the profession, education, race, gender, sexual orientation, and ability or disability.

Crisis as Catalyst: A Conversation Starter for Reimagining What’s Next
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
PACE partnered with CSR Communications to develop a tool meant to guide discussion of the role civil society institutions play in disasters and crises. With funders—specifically foundations—as its primary audience, this conversation starter challenges us all to expand our understanding of “disaster,” rethink how to support civil society institutions during disaster response and re-imagine the role those institutions could play in strengthening civic and community health in recovery, mitigation, and preparedness.

Making The Case: How to Communicate the Value of IT & Gain a Seat at the Table
Technology Association of Grantmakers
IT leaders in philanthropy often share a common frustration: How to earn a seat at the table. We cheer our colleagues in the corporate sector as their influence and purview grows daily, and technology becomes woven into the fabric of every decision, discussion, and strategic initiative. Technology has become ubiquitous as corporations strive for digital transformation, and CIOs often enjoy full membership in the highest levels of leadership. Gone are the days where IT was valued only as a backoffice or support function.