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Based on the perspectives of more than 200 foundation CEOs collected through in-depth interviews and responses to a survey from May to June of 2016, The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspectivecaptures foundation leaders’ views on challenges and concerns about the changing landscape in which they work, practices they believe to hold the most promise for helping foundations reach their potential, and the most pressing issues that will influence foundation philanthropy in the coming years.
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017 is an annual industry forecast about the ways we use private resources for public benefit.
What makes SECF different, and so very vital to their member's work and the region? Why do hundreds of foundations and thousands of staff and trustees consider SECF their “philanthropic family”? Find out in SECF's 2016 Value Proposition.
An initiative of the Alliance for Justice, Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so.
Materials created by or for philanthropy-serving organizations around advocating for adequate funding for the upcoming census in 2020.
Materials created by the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup
Access the recording and slides for the Funders Census Initiative Webinar on Census Public Opinion Research
Materials and resources related to understanding census data.
Guidelines for communicating effectively about the 2020 Census are grounded in a nationwide survey and focus groups of American voters conducted by Lake Research Partners.
A leave behind for meetings with Congress on why full funding matters.
A leave behind for meetings with Congress on the importance of the American Community Survey (ACS).
An overview of the role of Philanthropy Serving Organizations in the 2020 Census from United Philanthropy Forum.
Slide deck from the Census 2020 -- Time To Act presentation on October 30, 2017.
Discover useful information to help educate your members on what’s at stake for the 2020 Census and encourage your members to promote a fair and accurate census count.
Lumina Foundation's signature report on college attainment statistics is designed to track the progress toward its goal of having 60% of Americans hold a post-secondary degree or credential by the year 2025.
A collection of sample messages from regional associations to their memberships in response to the November 8, 2016 election results.
Based sardonically on Masterpiece Theatre, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’s Structural Racism Theater introduces the viewer to concrete examples of structural racism and implicit bias. It’s edgy, dryly humorous, “shareable,” and an incredibly different direction for WRAG. The first episode, "The Pernicious Compromise," focuses on the timely topic of the Electoral College and its connection to the Three-Fifths Compromise.
Based sardonically on Masterpiece Theatre, Structural Racism Theater introduces the viewer to concrete examples of structural racism and implicit bias in an edgy, social media-friendly way. In "Darkness in Emerald City," we look at the relationship between implicit bias and institutional racism.
Research shows that one of the greatest impediments to a prosperous future for all of Michigan's people is unequal access to resources. To help foundation leaders and their boards begin essential conversations about marginalized populations and determine the extent to which their organization's culture and grantmaking practices are aligned with a commitment to expanding opportunity in the communities they serve, CMF developed this discussion guide and self-assessment.