In a 2013 survey, funders were asked about the biggest transparency challenges they faced. The highest response was “not enough clarity around practical steps for being transparent.” This guide from GrantCraft & Glasspockets is helping foundations open up with clear action steps.
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...
Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares four learnings from a two-year effort to engage foundations in building openness and transparency, made possible with support from the Fund for Shared Insight.
Join United Philanthropy Forum and Foundation Center for a webinar focused on how to improve foundation effectiveness by increasing philanthropic transparency. Attend this webinar to learn about free tools that are designed to help philanthropy work more openly, efficiently and effectively.
Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector including an argument for using your power as foundation executives for social change, a movement toward global grantmaking by community foundations, and the difference between transactional and transformative transparency.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring releases from Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, D5, Foundation Center, and Campaign for Grade Level Reading.
Last week, the Center for Effective Philanthropy released their latest study, “Sharing What Matters: Foundation Transparency.” This study explores how transparency is defined, operationalized, and implemented in the philanthropic sector.
Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector including why foundations should continue to fund successful projects, using transparency as a tool in your foundation's work, when and how foundations can act as a convener, and a call for foundations to take more risk.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring reports from Stanford Social Innovation Review, National Center for Charitable Statistics, Exponent Philanthropy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Management Assistance Group, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector for the end of January.