The Center for Effective Philanthropy report, Hearing from Those We Seek to Help: Nonprofit Practices and Perspectives in Beneficiary Feedback, reveals that most nonprofits are using beneficiary feedback to improve their programs, but leaders of those organizations believe most of their foundation funders lack a deep understanding of their intended beneficiaries' needs. The report describes how, in the eyes of nonprofits leaders, the foundations that best understand their beneficiaries' needs are deeply connected to - and actively engaged with - with their work and are open, humble, and...
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.
This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy collects survey responses from more than 6,000 grantees about their experiences with foundations' social media. CEP found that the majority of foundations use social media tools in their work, but very few grantees use social media from their foundation funders or their funders’ staff; those that do find those resources less helpful than other communication resources for learning about the foundation.
In this report, the Colorado Trust and Innovation Network chronicle the Trust's strategy for funding advocacy and provide a strategic evaluation for their successes and failures.
This study produced by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides an overview of the effectiveness and accomplishments of various communications training opportunities offered to grantees.
This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds that grantees do not view the reporting and evaluation requirements of grantmakers of particular value in strengthening their organizations and programs.
Foundations are committing more resources than ever before to communicating about their work and missions -- yet grantees continue to give funders low marks when it comes to fostering a clear understanding of what the foundation is trying to accomplish and where they fit in. To address this gap, Spitfire Strategies developed From Big Ideas to Big Change. This report examines how foundations communicate about their change strategies and offers advice for effectively engaging foundation staff, grantees and other audiences in communications efforts that succeed in turning a vision of change...
Money for Good addresses the behaviors and motivations of Americans related to their charitable giving and impact investing.
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.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from The Giving Practice, FSG, GrantCraft, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Open Road Alliance, and Council on Foundations, Independent Sector and Nonprofit VOTE.