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Hearing from Those We Seek to Help: Nonprofit Practices and Perspectives in Beneficiary Feedback

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11/2014

The Center for Effective Philanthropy report, Hearing from Those We Seek to Help: Nonprofit Practices and Perspectives in Beneficiary Feedback, reveals that most nonprofits are using beneficiary feedback to improve their programs, but leaders of those organizations believe most of their foundation funders lack a deep understanding of their intended beneficiaries' needs. The report describes how, in the eyes of nonprofits leaders, the foundations that best understand their beneficiaries' needs are deeply connected to - and actively engaged with - with their work and are open, humble, and...

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Changing Hearts and Minds: How philanthropy helped love win

Publication date: 
11/2014

n 2004, a group of foundations came together to create a funder collaborative in support of Freedom to Marry’s state-by-state strategy to win marriage equality. Over the following 11 years, this unique collaborative and its funding partners invested a total of $153 million to support a wide range of activities across the country to change hearts and minds on a massive scale — and ultimately to deliver a historic win for equality and love.

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Infrastructure in Focus: A Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy

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03/2014
This first of its kind report aims to enhance the knowledge of global philanthropy. WINGS engages its members in actively identifying the gaps in our knowledge, and understanding better their local practices within a global context.
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A Smart Investment in Human Capital

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11/2013
This case study examines the experience of the Corporation for Supportive Housing as it worked with the nonprofit consultancy AchieveMission to understand and adopt better human capital management plans and practices. CSH took part in AchieveMission's competitive Talent Initiative program, designed to help nonprofits invest wisely in their most important asset — people — especially in times of significant organizational change or rapid growth.
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Catalyzing Regional Economic Transformation: Lessons from Funder Collaboration in Northeast Ohio

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11/2013

The Fund for Our Economic Future brought together a set of philanthropic institutions from across Northeast Ohio to promote a regional approach for increasing economic prosperity and opportunity. The original 28 Fund members committed a total of $30 million over three years to begin restoring regional economic competitiveness through pooled grantmaking, research and convening.

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Peer Action Learning Network for Diversity and Inclusion

Publication date: 
10/2013
This report and the accompanying case studies share the experiences of a group of “early adopters” from within the Council of Michigan Foundation’s membership—Michigan foundations that have been deeply involved in efforts to transform their organizations’ internal cultures, policies, and practices, as well as their engagement with community stakeholders and partners. These leaders in advancing diversity and inclusion within the philanthropic sector all participated in Transforming Michigan Philanthropy through Diversity and Inclusion’s Diversity and Inclusion Peer Action Learning Network.
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Economic Impacts of 2010 Foundation Grantmaking on the U.S. Economy

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06/2013

This report by the Philanthropic Collaborative is a first-of-its-kind IMPLAN economic analysis showing that foundation grantmaking supports 8.8 million jobs, billions of dollars in wages, and adds $570 billion to the GDP over generations. The report also looks at the economic impacts of eight case studies from across the country.

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