Ensuring a Cross-Culturally Competent Evaluation presents practical examples of how cross-cultural issues surface in evaluation and how to address the issues. The report showcases four fictional situations that capture some of the ways in which cultural insensitivity and inappropriateness have emerged in evaluation.
The PolicyWorks Starter Kit has been created for use by the PolicyWorks Community of regional associations of grantmakers who have made a commitment to growing their capacity and increasing their work in government relations and public policy work.
This report identifies defining elements of strategic foundation leaders; characteristics of their plans, communications, grantmaking, and assessments; need to back strategic plans with logic models; and challenges. Includes excerpts of interviews and case summaries.
In this guide, contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose, building strong relationships and resolving conflicts, and figuring out if the collaborative you're in is working. Contributors also offer ample proof that collaboratives are leading the field in bringing the voices of nonfunders — grantees, intended beneficiaries, experts, and others — into the process of making grants.
From the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, this report provides examples of foundations that decided to spend down their assets within a set period of time instead of existing in perpetuity. The report provides donors and foundations with models for consideration in their own policies and planning.
How can a grantmaker covert a concept into a specific request for proposals? Read about one grantmaker's efforts to build financial strength and program quality for community foundations in a casestudy from Grantcraft.
Imagine starting a new grant-making program from scratch —no prior grantees, no established procedures, no set objectives. Read about one grantmaker's experience in establishing a rural poverty program in a casestudy from Grantcraft.
Why are founder transitions particular complex for leaders and their organizations? Find out how founders and their boards can address departure issues from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
Although grants to individuals make additional demands on foundations both legally and administratively, they are sometimes the best way to achieve your mission objective. Find out how to design and manage a grants-to-individuals program from Grantcraft.
What are the benefits of using an interim executive director during an executive transition? Explore issues to consider when weighing whether to use an interim ED from the Annie E Casey Foundation.