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New Releases Roundup: October 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group, Asset Funders Network, Candid, CECP, Media Impact Funders, National Center for Family Philanthropy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and Native Americans in Philanthropy.

Our Members

The Africa Funding Landscape: A Profile of Funders Focused on Africa and Perspectives on the Field
Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group
Based on a survey of private and public funders headquartered in North America, Africa and other regions initiated in November 2018, this report moves beyond grant dollars to capture the what, how and why of current funding targeting Africa. The report explores geographic focus, the role of collaboration, potential impediments to achieving funding goals, and expectations for future trends in funding. 

Scholarships for Change
Candid has launched Scholarships for Change, which explores and tracks how private and community foundation donors are using scholarships as a force to accelerate the broader change they hope to see around the world. It pulls together data and knowledge to tell the story of how philanthropic dollars are supporting transformative scholarships and guides funders in the practice of scholarship grantmaking. 

Giving in Numbers 2019 Edition
CECP’s Giving in Numbers is a benchmarking tool on corporate social investments by over 250 companies with more than $2 billion in revenue. This year’s report has plenty of never-before-collected data, as well as expanded global and measurement chapters. Giving in Numbers also continues to provide the benchmarking analysis and trends across a multitude of topics that it’s known for.

Journalism Grantmaking: New Funding, Models and Partnerships to Sustain and Grow the Field
Media Impact Funders
Philanthropy is playing an increasingly significant role in supporting journalism—especially local and investigative work, as well as identifying new business models that will work in a competitive digital media landscape. This research draws on data from Media Impact Funders’ media grants mapping tool, developed in partnership with Candid.

Trends 2020: Results of the Second National Benchmark Survey of Family Foundations
National Center for Family Philanthropy
As a follow-up to Trends 2015, this study shares updated trends on the governance and management practices of U.S. family foundations, and includes new questions relevant to ongoing changes in the field including issues of equity, place-based giving, transparency, the role of the donor and the question of spend down versus perpetuity. Over five years, the family philanthropy field has shifted toward issue-based giving, non-family engagement, and external communication.

October 2019 Edition of Responsive Philanthropy
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
NCRP has released its October edition of Responsive Philanthropy, which covers three philanthropy leaders' mission-critical strategies that grantmakers need to embrace to truly partner with efforts for transformative change in our society, so that no person, no community is left behind.

Philanthropy Self-Assessment for Working with Tribal Communities
Native Americans in Philanthropy
This self-assessment is a tool to determine where your organization is in your work with tribal communities, Native organizations and Indigenous peoples, and to identify areas that can be strengthened as you move towards equity and effectiveness. The assessment is meant to spark internal discussion and aid in your organization’s planning and visioning

The Field

When a Job Is Not Enough: Employee Financial Wellness and the Role of Philanthropy
Asset Funders Network
This report, When A Job Is Not Enough: Employee Financial Wellness and the Role of Philanthropy, sheds light on the role employers and philanthropy can play in best promoting financial well-being for workers through the offering of Employee Financial Wellness Programs (EFWPs). Data suggests that EFWPs improve employees financial stability and help create a more productive work enviroment.

Pioneering Health and Wealth Integration for Children
Asset Funders Network
Pioneering Health and Wealth Integration for Children, in collaboration with Yale’s Medical School Program for Recovery and Community Health, reveals that for many children 3-17 years of age, health and wealth inequities are standing in the way of a prosperous future, especially with children of color.