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Ensuring a Cross-Culturally Competent Evaluation

Publication date: 
03/2010

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.

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PolicyWorks Starter Kit & Case Studies

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.

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Funder Collaboratives: Why and How Funders Work Together

Publication date: 
12/2009

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.

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Time is of the Essence: Foundations and the Policies of Limited Life and Endowment Spend-Down

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.

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Programming on a Blank Slate

Publication date: 
08/2008

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.

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