Employee engagement through cause is a vital means by which to strengthen employee relationships, enhance employee morale and even build critical skill sets and expertise. Plus, employees are hungry for ways to get involved in cause. Not sure how to integrate cause into your company’s employee engagement strategy? Network for Good is here to help.
A Short Course on Grassroots Grantmaking was written for Grassroots Grantmakers by Janis Foster Richardson and E. Gabriel Works, and draws on more than twenty years of experience from the Grassroots Grantmakers’ network on powerful small grants approaches that make resident engagement real and elevate the contribution of grassroots citizen sector groups to community vibrancy, resiliency and justice.
The purpose of this document is to advance the Hewlett Foundation’s existing work to make their evaluation practices more consistent across the organization. They hope to create a more common understanding of their philosophy, purpose, and expectations regarding evaluation as well as clarify staff roles and available support.
Attention to the role of gender is most useful with programs that seek to change unhealthy behaviors, such as reproductive health and teen pregnancy, gender-based violence, substance abuse and educational under-achievement. This guide suggests that funders can work to improve program outcomes by helping the funding community and grantees recognize how men and women are affected by disparities in social expectations, such as codes of manhood and womanhood.
This toolkit from North Carolina Network of Grantmakers gives practical information on establishing a fellowship program to support the next generation of foundation leaders.
Funders can support effective leadership in grantee organizations and foster good management practices by offering resources for training and coaching to build the capacity of nonprofits.
Questions, tips and worksheets developed by the Kresge Foundation for its long-time funding method, the challenge grant.
This guide by Jonathan Peizer, president of Internaut Consulting, provides tips for evaluating technology grant proposals.
By enlisting all sectors to work together, a new kind of community collaborative is making strides toward tackling powerful social issues in communities. In the report, “Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges,” members of the White House Council for Community Solutions and Bridgespan took a look at how exemplary collaboratives made needle-moving progress (10-percent progress in a community-wide metric) on key challenges facing their communities.
The guide is based on a premise supported by everyone we interviewed: that regional associations can and should become more intentional about building member support for policy work in order to be more effective in that work, and also, according to some, to be more effective associations generally.