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New Releases Roundup: March 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asset Funders Network, Candid, The Center for Effective Philanthropy, The Communications Network, Forefront, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, National Center for Family Philanthropy and PEAK Grantmaking.

COVID-19 Resources

Funding Summary for COVID-19
Candid
This resource is used to track the latest funding to respond to the outbreak, as well as related news and RFPs. The page updates automatically as data and news are added to the database. The data are derived from news articles and other sources and from funders who directly share their funding data with Candid.

Rapid Grantee Feedback in a Challenging Time
The Center for Effective Philanthropy
CEP’s rapid-response grantee feedback tool is designed to help you gather a comprehensive picture of what your grantees are experiencing during the ever-changing context of the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent economic challenges. This five-minute tool is designed to help you identify specific grantees in need of immediate support as well as general themes to help you focus your efforts now.

Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit
The Communications Network
The Communications Network started a Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit — to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms from foundations and nonprofits covering many of the tasks you’re likely attending to.

Nonprofit Survey Report
Forefront
Forefront administered a survey open to all Illinois nonprofits inquiring about their staff, programmatic and organizational needs in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 1,300 nonprofits from across the state submitted responses.

Leadership in Difficult Times: Guidance for Donors and Giving Families
National Center for Family Philanthropy
This document is a compilation of lessons and inspirations to help you act in the near-term. It shares ideas and resources from giving families, family funders, philanthropy organizations, philanthropic advisors, and NCFP team, many drawn from responses to previous crises. In addition to the report, they have already released an interactive map of local funds that need support. 

Member Resources

Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS
Funders Concerned About AIDS
Funders Concerned About AIDS’ signature report, Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS, is the most comprehensive study of its kind. The current edition – based on the calendar year 2018 grantmaking –  captures data on more than 7,000 grants, awarded by 693 foundations in 14 countries, in an effort to identify gaps, trends, and opportunities in HIV-related philanthropy. This data supports funders in their efforts to make informed decisions about where resources would make the most impact.

2018 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
The 2018 Tracking Report explores the scope and character of foundation funding for LGBTQ issues in the calendar year 2018. The report finds the overall field of LGBTQ philanthropy widening, identifying a record number of grantmakers awarding LGBTQ funding.

A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems
TechImpact, PEAK Grantmaking & Grantbook
This fifth edition of the popular Consumers Guide reviews 14 of the most widely used grants management systems against hundreds of requirements criteria developed with the expertise of consultants, vendors, foundation program officers, and system administrators. For the first time, the guide also includes an interactive digital version to make it easier than ever to compare features, systems, and pricing to help foundations choose the best software for their needs.

Field Resources

From Surviving to Thriving – Ensuring the Golden Years Remain Golden for Older Women
Asset Funders Network
This fifth edition of the popular Consumers Guide reviews 14 of the most widely used grants management systems against hundreds of requirements criteria developed with the expertise of consultants, vendors, foundation program officers, and system administrators. For the first time, the guide also includes an interactive digital version to make it easier than ever to compare features, systems, and pricing to help foundations choose the best software for their needs.