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New Releases Roundup: November 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asset Funders Network, Candid, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Center for Effective Philanthropy, CHANGE Philanthropy, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Grantmakers in Aging, Grantmakers in Arts, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, PEAK Grantmaking, Philanthropy Ohio, Philanthropy Roundtable, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders and Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.

COVID-19 Resources

Foundations Respond to Crisis: A Moment of Transformation?
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Amid the compounded crises of COVID-19 and the long-standing structural inequities and racism the pandemic is exacerbating, the myriad calls for funders to make fundamental changes in how they approach their work have grown in number and intensity. How are foundations responding to 2020’s unprecedented challenges? What high-level changes in practice are they making — and will these changes be for the long term?

The Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey Project Second Wave Results 
Philanthropy Ohio
In order to identify the greatest needs of the state’s nonprofit sector during this public health crisis, the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section, Forum member Philanthropy Ohio, the Ohio Association for Nonprofit Organizations and The Ohio State University launched The Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey Project. The first wave of the survey began in April 2020, when over 7,500 public charities in the state responded about their needs and concerns during the crisis. The second wave concluded in August with 3,692 answering the survey, expressing their continued need for resources.

Member Resources

2019 Columbus Survey Results
The FY19 Columbus Survey Results shares data collected from more than 230 community foundations. The report highlights data on the activity of DAFs, the latest growth trends across the field, the key differences between community foundations of different asset sizes, and more.

Millennials and Gen Xers in Philanthropy
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy & CHANGE Philanthropy
CHANGE Philanthropy, in partnership with EPIP, recently released a new infographic of findings from the 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals report that focuses on Millennials and Gen Xers in philanthropy, a group that overlaps significantly with EPIP's community of early- and mid-career practitioners in philanthropy.

Moving Ahead Together: A Framework for Integrating HIV/AIDS and Aging Services
Grantmakers in Aging 
This report offers a detailed set of recommendations for bringing health care (HIV, geriatrics, primary, and specialty care), mental and behavioral health care, psychosocial support, and social services into closer cooperation.

Arts Grantmakers’ Changes in Practice: Present and Future
Grantmakers in Arts 
Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) has conducted a survey of recent and upcoming changes in arts grantmaking practices, receiving 142 responses, a response rate of over 50% of its members. The survey shows that arts grantmakers have changed their practices to allow their grantees greater flexibility, have increased their support to organizations and individual artists and plan to continue to increase their support, particularly to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color artists and organizations

Responsive Philanthropy November 2020
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
In this issue of Responsive Philanthropy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy explores courageous leadership and damaging failures of leadership at some of the nation’s largest philanthropies.

Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers has released Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, a working paper for grantmakers and the consultants who support their work. This document serves as a starting place of learning for the Disability Inclusion Working Group. 

Fall Journal: Reimagining Grantmaking
PEAK Grantmaking
In this edition of the Journal, PEAK Grantmaking amplifies the voices and programs of some of the changemakers who are challenging philanthropy’s long-held notions of risk, trust, and equity to transform grantmaking practices and chart a better way forward. 

The Fibers Roadmap: Integrated Capital Opportunities to Support Revitalization of U.S.-Grown Fiber, Textiles, and Leather
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
This report for grantmakers and investors lays out a seven-year vision for values-based investment and funding needed to support regenerative fiber agriculture and revitalize U.S.-based textile processing and manufacturing.

2020 Wisconsin Gives Report: Philanthropy Rising
Wisconsin Philanthropy Network
The 2020 Wisconsin Gives Report explores the important role philanthropy plays in responding to challenges and reimagining futures. It provides critical information about statewide charitable giving, national trends, and sector-specific analysis, which is vital to informing and advancing effective philanthropy. Within this report, you will also find an analysis of survey results from grantmakers across Wisconsin, including a timely assessment of how funders are responding to the 2020 crisis through grantmaking and other changes.

Field Resources

Achieving Financial Resilience in the Face of Financial Setbacks
Asset Funders Network
The Asset Funders Network developed this primer to inform community-based strategies that can help economically-vulnerable families to better manage financial setbacks, shortfalls, and shocks. The goal of this brief is to provide a common understanding and language for funders and financial capability programs as part of a financial emergency toolkit.

Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
The report draws from 13 data sources and documents $76 billion in private, public, corporate and individual disaster-related giving to address major disasters and humanitarian crises that affected millions globally in 2018. That year, we saw Hurricanes Michael and Florence, not one but three volcanic eruptions, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia, California’s most devastating wildfire season in terms of loss of life, and continued civil unrest in Syria and Yemen – just to name a few. 

Fall issue of Philanthropy
Philanthropy Roundtable
This issue focuses on universities and identity politics. Are college campuses training young Americans in balkanization and grievance politics—and thus functioning as the fountainheads of national division? Philanthropy asked experts and donors.