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New Releases Roundup: June 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest resources from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asset Funders Network, BoardSource, Center for Effective Philanthropy, The Communications Network, Economic Opportunity Funders, Fund for Shared Insight, Hispanics in Philanthropy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and Philanthropy West Virginia.

Member Resources

Why Care About Care?: Our Economy Depends on It
Asset Funders Network & Economic Opportunity Funders
This brief lays out how care impacts economic recovery, family economic security and asset building, equity and justice, and the well-being of children, older adults, and people with disabilities. It highlights the policies needed around child care and early education, paid leave, long-term services and supports (LTSS), and related issues and the ways philanthropy can engage to support the organizations and coalitions working to build the health care economy America needs.

Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits
Center for Effective Philanthropy
CEP has released a report that examines the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits across the U.S. Findings of the study reveal how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nonprofits, how funders have stepped up, and how foundations have been more flexible, responsive, and communicative with grantees — but less so with grantee organizations led by women or serving certain communities of color.

DEI and Communications for Good
The Communications Network
This past spring, The Communications Network distributed the same survey to its network to gauge where the sector had improved and where it was falling short. Insights from this survey are also an opportunity for The Network to share, facilitate, and champion efforts to integrate DEI values and principles across the sector.

Trustee Aprendizaje: Creating a Seat at the Table
Hispanics in Philanthropy
In 2019, in partnership with BoardSource, HIP set out on a regional listening tour with Latinx trustees to document their journey and what they saw as opportunities and challenges within the foundations they serve. This new release explores the findings. 

Responsive Philanthropy June 2021
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
In this issue of Responsive Philanthropy, NCRP looks back at the most important accomplishments of NCRP’s first 45 years and look forward to how philanthropy can be better both in the near-future and another 45 years from now. 

Transforming Rural: Accelerating Community-Based Philanthropy
Philanthropy West Virginia
In honor of West Virginia’s 158th Birthday, Philanthropy West Virginia presents Transforming Rural: Accelerating Community-Based Philanthropy, a new report on the state of Community Foundations in West Virginia. Strategic partnerships and investments from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Ford Foundation, and other partners have fueled a growth of community-connected philanthropy. These investments are generating transformative impact in rural communities of all sizes and types in the Mountain State, providing local philanthropic capital and partnerships to boost up places that have been long forgotten by national foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and media.

Non-Member Resources

Leading With Intent: Boardsource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices
Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? What matters most when it comes to the board’s roles and responsibilities? What impact are they having on organizational performance? How do boards conduct their work? How well are they fulfilling their many important roles and responsibilities? How are boards composed and organized? Leading with Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices answers these questions as the latest in BoardSource’s series of studies tracking and analyzing trends in nonprofit board leadership since 1994.

Listening & Feedback: A Funder Action Menu
Fund for Shared Insight
A resource to help foundations think in a systematic way about how they can promote listening and feedback across the many dimensions of their work.