The COVID-19 crisis has created a moment of hyper-uncertainty for social sector organizations. No one knows how the future will unfold, but the tools of scenario planning can help social sector leaders better prepare their organizations for the different, possible futures that may unfold.
This report, launched in cooperation with New Profit, the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and United Philanthropy Forum, explores four provocative scenarios of what the future could look like depending on the severity of the crisis and whether we come together as a nation—or come apart.
Strong leadership is critical for effective social sector organizations, yet the sector chronically underinvests in its leaders. This publication synthesizes findings from new research conducted by the authors and offers recommendations for grantmakers.
Despite a field replete with research, analysis, recommended policies and practices — not to mention an abundance of educational programs and frameworks for grantmaking to diverse communities — philanthropic leaders have been slow to advance these values in their foundations. Philanthropy Northwest (PNW) wondered: what is getting in the way? Why are good intentions, buttressed with theory and practical advice, not achieving better results on measures of diversity, equity and inclusion?
With the support of the D5 Coalition, PNW began a year-long study to explore these questions. The ...
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Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer highlights the importance of funders to dig deeper to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the work that nonprofits, foundations and philanthropy-serving organizations have already taken in response to the crisis.
The Council on Foundations announced the 24 participants selected for the 2020 Career Pathways cohort, a leadership development program designed to increase the number of diverse candidates in the philanthropic leadership pipeline.
During this webinar, Fund the People will help PSO funder members better understand how to bake-in talent-investing - the intentional deployment of resources to support and develop nonprofit professionals and leaders - into their strategy and grantmaking. This program is open to all Forum members and their members.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from The Building Movement Project, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Center for Effective Philanthropy, National Center for Family Philanthropy, and U.S. Trust.