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 philanthropy-serving organizations 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.
How Can Grantmakers Focus on Nonprofit Talent to Grow Impact? explores the importance of supporting nonprofit talent development, the unique talent needs of nonprofits seeking to grow their impact and how grantmakers can help.
This how-to primer from Mission Investors Exchange is a comprehensive tool to increase your understanding about making program-related investments (PRIs).
Idealware's Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook shows how to develop policies and practices for your organization.
This ebook provides practical tips for moving your organization to online applications.
The Council on Foundations International Grantmaking program provides a number of resources on international grantmaking, including a thorough introduction to the primary issues facing funders working outside US borders.
This study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University investigates how family foundations manage governance, decision making, and, especially, daily work activities when the number of local board members diminishes.
Addressing a community’s information needs is a critical aspect of supporting a vibrant and healthy democracy. As community and place-based foundations increase their participation in this work, they realize they cannot do it alone.
A five-step guide to formalize your organization's response to disasters.