Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from ABFE, Asset Funders Network, Candid, Center for Effective Philanthropy, CHANGE Philanthropy, Exponent Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers in Aging, Grantmakers for Education, Grantmakers In Health, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Human Rights Funders Network, Independent Sector, Media Impact Funders, Mission Investors Exchange, Orange County Grantmakers and Technology Association Grantmakers.
Community Leadership Assessment Tool
The Community Leadership Assessment Tool provides a set of detailed indicators to help community foundations better understand their level of engagement across several dimensions of community leadership, including the lifting up of community voice, policy advocacy, coordination among networks, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and much more.
New Attitudes, Old Practices: The Provision of Multiyear General Operating Support
Center for Effective Philanthropy
New Attitudes, Old Practices: The Provision of Multiyear General Operating Support examines the state of practice in philanthropy regarding multiyear GOS. Findings of this study reveal a sobering disconnect between attitudes of foundation leaders and the experience of nonprofits, as well as a similar disconnect between the attitudes of foundation CEOs themselves and their foundations’ practices.
Philanthropy OUTlook: LGBTQ Black Communities
Funders for LGBTQ Issues & ABFE
Philanthropy OUTlook: LGBTQ Black Communities, produced in partnership with ABFE, offers an overview of the unique needs of LGBTQ Black communities, shares a snapshot of current philanthropic support, and offers key recommendations for funders looking to better support LGBTQ Black communities and Black-led organizations.
Creating New Connections: How Philanthropy Can Support Better Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs
Grantmakers in Aging & Grantmakers In Health
This report, Creating New Connections: How Philanthropy Can Support Better Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs, summarizes key issues relevant to understanding complex care and offers resources and case studies for funders interested in entering the field or deepening their existing work. In the hope of engaging more funders and inspiring increased investment in this space, it profiles funding opportunities, explores existing models, and shares philanthropic lessons learned.
Poised for the Unknown: A Responsive Grantmaking Strategy for Teaching and Learning
Grantmakers for Education
How can funders create a grantmaking strategy that puts them in a position to quickly and effectively respond to unpredictable challenges? This case study follows strategy redevelopment for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's education program. The re-envisioning of the strategy ensured the education program team could be nimble and proactive throughout the spring and summer of 2020, in response to the pandemic and renewed attention to racial injustice.
Hispanic and Latinx Communities in Philanthropy
Hispanics in Philanthropy & CHANGE Philanthropy
This month’s infographic of findings from the 2018 DAPP Survey explores Hispanic and Latinx people in philanthropy with HIP. The new infographic notes that the Hispanic and Latinx population in the United States is second in size only to the white population, accounting for 18.5 percent of the population. However, Hispanic and Latinx people only account for 6 percent of people working in philanthropyThis month’s infographic of findings from the 2018 DAPP Survey explores Hispanic and Latinx people in philanthropy with HIP. The new infographic notes that the Hispanic and Latinx population in the United States is second in size only to the white population, accounting for 18.5 percent of the population. However, Hispanic and Latinx people only account for 6 percent of people working in philanthropy.
Human Rights Grantmaking Principles
Human Rights Funders Network
The new publication by HRFN, PAWHR and Ariadne reflects on the contributions of approximately 300 human rights contributors including funders and activists from over 40 countries to present a set of aspirational human rights grantmaking principles to support and challenge our networks to live up to a higher standard.
Community Foundations & Journalism: Funding Data from 2009-2019
Media Impact Funders
This report looks at the role of community foundations in supporting journalism. Spoiler alert: Giving to journalism among community foundations is WAY up since 2009.
A New Collection of Impact Investment Spotlights
Mission Investors Exchange
Mission Investors Exchange has launched a growing collection of impact investment spotlights in the online philanthropy publication Giving Compass. Featuring deals and strategies from foundations and other impact investors, this set of blogs and investment galleries provides a snapshot of some of the innovative and high-impact projects in the MIE community.
State of OC Philanthropy Report
Orange County Grantmakers
Thirteen years ago, a group of regional funders commissioned a UCLA study of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector in the region. The results, which highlighted significant gaps and challenges, were the impetus for launching the OC Funders Roundtable to significantly increase the impact of philanthropy in Orange County.
2020 State of Philanthropy Tech
Technology Association Grantmakers
In August 2020, the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) conducted a survey to better understand the technology environment, practices, and perceptions of TAG members and their peers throughout North America. This year’s survey builds on past surveys, which explored IT tools and more, but also features added questions about COVID-19 and how emerging societal challenges are affecting how foundations are supporting grantees and nonprofit partners.
Majoring in Debt: Why Student Loan Debt is Growing the Racial Wealth Gap and How Philanthropy Can Help
Asset Funders Network
Asset Funders Network’s new brief, Majoring in Student Debt: Why Student Loan Debt is Growing the Racial Wealth Gap and How Philanthropy Can Help examines the disparate impact of student loan debt on black and Latinx students.
Making Safety Affordable: Intimate Partner Violence is an Asset-Building Issue
Asset Funders Network
This brief explores three unmet needs that contribute survivor's inability to build wealth: money, tailored asset-building support, and safe and responsive banking and credit services.
A Funder's Guide to Foundation Investing
This report explores how to start off with an investment policy statement (IPS), why your foundation needs an investment strategy, what choices to make about asset allocation, and how to ensure alignment with your foundation’s objectives through mission investing. Each section highlights the most recent data from Exponent Philanthropy’s Foundation Operations and Management Report.
Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector
This report highlights important data about the capacity of nonprofit charities and organizations, their staff, and volunteers to serve their communities and strengthen civil society.