A Short Course on Grassroots Grantmaking was written for Grassroots Grantmakers by Janis Foster Richardson and E. Gabriel Works, and draws on more than twenty years of experience from the Grassroots Grantmakers’ network on powerful small grants approaches that make resident engagement real and elevate the contribution of grassroots citizen sector groups to community vibrancy, resiliency and justice.
Expanding Minds and Opportunities is a collection of articles presenting examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships demonstrating the power of afterschool and summer learning opportunities to support student success.
Funders can support effective leadership in grantee organizations and foster good management practices by offering resources for training and coaching to build the capacity of nonprofits.
The Strengthening Organizations Initiative shares lessons learned from helping community-organizing nonprofits strengthen their organizations.
This report explores how, through the Knight Community Information Challenge, community and place-based foundations are incorporating community information needs into their work for the benefit of both their communities and foundation missions and strategies.
Chapin Hall's work on embedded philanthropy began in 2003, as an outgrowth of a long-standing research program on philanthropy and community change. Our focus thus far has been on documenting and delineating this form of philanthropic practice and on convening embedded funders in a series of meetings designed to help them learn from one another's work. Our current perspective on embedded philanthropy is presented in this Issue Brief (2007).
The ABCD Network is an umbrella organization linking groups from Maryland's rural, urban and suburban communities that offer basic services, provide affordable housing, revitalize downtowns, and help build family and community assets.
Over the years, corporations and foundations have made significant investments in increasing financial literacy. Recently, the demand for these programs has exploded as they address the needs of youth, high school students, working adults and senior citizens on diverse financial issues ranging from budgeting and savings to student loans and foreclosure prevention.
What is participatory communications and what role can it play in the development process? Explore 50 stories and profiles where communications played an essential role in empowering communities for social change from the Communication for Social Change Consortium.
As part of West Virginia's 150th Anniversary, the West Virginia Grantmakers unveiled a year-long project titled "Sharing the Helm of the Mountain".