Fund the People created this toolkit to provide practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce.
In Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together, GrantCraft look at how funders approach building capacity with grantees. Through examples from foundations ranging in size, mission, and geography, we explore various strategies for capacity building and the types of awareness that funders can choose to incorporate in decision making to facilitate informed, thoughtful judgments about strengthening organizations.
Although co-funding is not a new idea recent efforts have contributed to a more sophisticated understanding of how to ensure that co-funding arrangements have the desired impact. This report is part of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Scaling What Works initiative.
This report highlights three philanthropic efforts to build the capacity of local communities in the West - The Ford Family Foundation’s Ford Institute Leadership Program, the Northwest Area Foundation’s Horizons Program, and the Orton Family Foundation’s Heart and Soul Community Planning Program.
This report clarifies and broadens the definition of capacity building. The findings of this report represent a collective body of information that will be useful to the social, public, and private sectors.
Copublished by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and IISC, this guide argues the value of engaging diverse stakeholders, highlights grantmakers who are bringing stakeholders into the center of their work and offers a variety of tools to help grantmakers better engage grantees, community members and other partners.
Join your peers at philanthropy-serving organizations that have five or fewer staff members. This is a space for these PSOs to connect, share and learn on how to maximize their strengths for greatest impact.
Join us for this continuing conversation with your PSO colleagues who have five or less staff. This will be an open and interactive space to share strategies you’ve used successfully, or are thinking about using, to maximize the resources of your PSO and your network to achieve your mission and goals.
Join us for a conversation about strategies that PSOs are using to grow their capacity by leveraging human, financial and social capital within our networks – partnering with members to bring speakers to a region; using a members’ lobbyist to monitor our own policy priorities; using long-time members to reach out to prospective members; etc. We invite you to come prepared to share an idea – or two! – about how you are either doing this or considering doing this in your own organization.