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In Search of the Spark: Getting Your Members Fired Up about Policy Work

Publication date: 
07/2012

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.

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Celebrating Ten Years of Philanthropic Innovation: The New Ventures in Philanthropy Initiative

Publication date: 
02/2012

New Ventures in Philanthropy, an initiative of United Philanthropy Forum, was a bold and innovative experiment to grow new philanthropic giving across the United States and to capture for charitable purposes the enormous transfer of wealth that was predicted to occur over the subsequent decades.

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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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Community Foundation Centennial

As community foundations from coast to coast commemorate centennial anniversaries, regional associations have an opportunity to champion place-based philanthropy by celebrating their community foundation members.These materials use the occasion of the community foundation field’s 100th anniversary to promote the good work of members in a fresh, timely way.
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Guiding Principles Communications Plan

A communications plan from the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers focued on grantmaker principles and practices. This plan includes key messages that many regional associations have found to be particularly effective when communicating about grantmaker principles to key stakeholders along with tips and advice on communicating about grantmaker principles and practices.
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Effective Communications During Crisis: Prepare. Respond. Assess.

FPN's Communications Affinity Group and Center for Disaster Philanthropy explored best practices and tools for communications professionals during crisis in this August 2016 webinar, including a live demo of the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook from Anna Hurt, CDP Disaster Management Analyst, lessons learned from Central Florida Foundation's Rachel Calderon in the aftermath of the Pulse tragedy and crisis management principles from Helios Education Foundation's Grace Maseda, APR. 

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    2016 GEO National Conference: Short Talks with Alicia Garza: Turning Moments Into Movements

    Black Lives Matter has brought striking issues of violence, human rights and racial equity into the national spotlight. Many grantmakers recognize the role of social movements in advancing justice for marginalized people, and are making a shift from solely supporting individual nonprofits to supporting intersecting networks and movements. Some grantmakers are also making explicit commitments to address racism and inequity. But in the fast-moving age of digital media and citizen-led efforts, is traditional philanthropy — with our cumbersome applications, program siloes and lengthy approval cycles — able to keep up and be helpful? Alicia Garza, co-creator of the Black Lives Matter network, will address strategies that grantmakers are using and can use to address the issues of power and privilege that are inherent in our funding practices.

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