Against a backdrop of the “shrinking space” for civil society, philanthropy associations and networks play an increasingly important role in helping their members address societal issues that are complex and publicly and politically sensitive. This session will explore current challenges and lessons by reflecting on experience, based on case studies in Europe and the United States related to philanthropy's role in tackling issues arising from terrorism and migration/immigration.
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We’ll kick off the conference by hearing from Jamie Merisotis, a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, higher education and public policy.
We all strive to provide informative, thought-provoking, engaging and well-attended programming that also provides an opportunity for participants to make connections with their peers. But this is easier said than done. This session will explore three case studies from your PSO colleagues, who will share not only successes and lessons learned but also their challenges and failures.
Do you have a lot of data but still cannot consistently, concisely and compellingly speak to what difference your organization makes? You are not alone. This interactive session will offer a reframe for this challenge.
Advocacy is a powerful lever for real impact, but only 33% of nonprofit organizations report that their board members are actively involved in advocating for their missions. And many organizations aren’t advocating at all. Join us for an interactive session to learn more about the Stand for Your Mission campaign that’s building awareness about the importance of board advocacy.
In this session, we'll cover ways to ensure your communications are clear and consistent across channels and focused on moving your audiences toward increased engagement. We'll also explore specific tools and techniques you can use to measure your success, including an interactive discussion about the Long Term Value (LTV) of engaged supporters.
FMA and the Wallace Foundation built StrongNonprofits.org to provide free, user-friendly tools and resources to improve the financial health and performance of nonprofit organizations.
In the final session in Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers's Putting Racism on the Table series (2016), the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Dr. Gail Christopher discussed the role of philanthropy in addressing racism and racial inequity.
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As a foundation committed to improving outcomes for all children, race equity has long been part of Annie E. Casey Foundation’s DNA. In 2013, staff members created a new race equity and inclusion (REI) framework, which has become a guiding beacon for all of its work. Deploying Casey’s REI Framework: Lessons from the Civic Sites documents the efforts of the Foundation to embed a race equity lens in its programmatic units in Baltimore and Atlanta. Civic site staff agreed to undergo trainings, conduct deep team discussions, study data, engage external partners, identify equity gaps...
In the fourth session of Putting Racism on the Table (2016), James Bell, founder and executive director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute, focused on mass incarceration.
In the fifth session in WRAG's Putting Racism on the Table series (2016), Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, discussed the experience of nonblack racial minorities in America, the implications of demographic change, and the urgent need to invest in equity.
The audited financial statements that include the statement of financial position as of December 31, 2016, and the related statements of activities and change in net assets, functional expenses and cash flows, and the related notes to the financial statements, as prepared by Clark Schaefer Hackett.
"Co-Creation" is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The companion piece, "Taking on New Roles to Address 21st Century Problems," looks at co-creation from the perspective of a regional association of grantmakers.
In the third session of Putting Racism on the Table (2016), Julie Nelson, Director of the Government Alliance on Race & Equity, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, focused on implicit bias.
Use this tool to help identify your organization's type of content, online channels, and how they correlate together.
See examples from other PSOs on what they are using to guide this process.
Written policies and schedules for philanthropy-serving organizations to conduct a periodic review of board approved policies to make sure they are still current and relevant.
Template letters for your use when communicating with the Senate and House regarding the policy bills discussed at FOTH 2016 are now available.