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New Releases Roundup: May 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Center for Effective Philanthropy, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers in the Arts, Grantmakers in Health, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Philanthropy Ohio, and Technology Association of Grantmakers.

COVID-19 Resources

Rapid Response Survey: The COVID-19 Crisis and New Jersey’s Non-Profit Community
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers & Center for Non-Profits
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and Center for Non-Profits have partnered together to compile survey results for the months of March and April regarding the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits.

May 2020 Survey Results: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on 2020 Census Funders & Grantees
Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation
This report highlights survey findings developed by the Census Subgroup and Funders Census Initiative that was distributed to their funder networks to capture and understand how philanthropic institutions and the organizations they support were adjusting their work in response to the pandemic.

COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Recommendations for Philanthropy to Support Immediate Needs and Long-Term Solutions to End Homelessness
Funders Together to End Homelessness 
Funders Together to End Homelessness has pulled together recommendations for philanthropy to support immediate needs and long-term solutions to end homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future.

GIA's Podcast Series Coronavirus Response
Grantmakers in the Arts 
In the second episode of the podcast series "Coronavirus Response: Into the weeds," Ruby Lopez Harper of Americans for the Arts, Brian McGuigan of Artist Trust, and Trella Walker of Nonprofit Finance Fund discuss funding practices that center equity & reframe recovery toward new relationships.

Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey Report
Philanthropy Ohio
This new report looks at the early impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits operations in Ohio, based on a survey of more than 7,000 nonprofit leaders. Responding nonprofits already are cutting administrative expenses, applying for the Federal Payroll Protection Program and cutting or furloughing staff. About 18% of them have had to draw on reserves and others are strongly considering it.

Member Resources

Policy Influence: What Foundations are Doing and Why
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Foundations’ engagement in public policy has contributed to advances in society in areas from civil rights to consumer protections to public health but little data is available about how many foundations engage in efforts to influence public policy, why they undertake this work, and how they approach it. Among the report’s key findings shows that foundation leaders clearly believe in influencing policy as an important lever for change. It seeks to provide foundation staff, leaders, and boards with data and insights that will spur them to candidly discuss philanthropic involvement in public policy — and help guide their own practices to engage in policy efforts more thoughtfully as they work to achieve their goals.

Annual Report
Early Childhood Funders Collaborative
This report highlights the work that Early Childhood Funders Collaborative did throughout 2019 and plans to continue to address ongoing and emerging priorities.

Scan of the Field: Palliative and Serious Illness Care Grantmaking 2019
Grantmakers in Health
This survey provides valuable insights into the broader field of palliative care and serious illness philanthropy, including how and where funders are directing their resources, the strategies they employ, and the interventions they are interested in. The survey results have been compiled into a summary infographic.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Local Foundations, Immigrants and Refugee Populations
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
As organizations serving immigrants and refugees navigate through current health and political crises, what financial resources can they expect from their local foundations? Not enough, according to a new analysis of publicly available data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy
Technology Association of Grantmakers
This series by the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) helps demystify the role of strategy, and to offer ideas for making it more approachable and actionable. You'll find insights and anecdotes gained from some of the best minds across the sector, leading to what hopefully will become an elevated and inspired role for technology within your own organization.