This guide from Grantcraft looks 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.
This is a recording of the February 24th call to Following up on our January workshop about research and practices related to working well with grantees, this call will focus on getting past any barriers participants encounter in efforts to have your organization do the best possible work with grantees. Prior to the call, we will solicit your successes, questions and/or challenges. On the call the Center for Effective Philanthropy will strive to highlight further research or case studies that address those questions, and we will turn to examples of participants’ successes for further advice and momentum.
This Grantmakers for Effective Organizations publication offers practical guidance and considerations to help grantmakers design an impactful approach.
Blackbaud's study, Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy, written from a fundraising perspective, gives insight into giving by diverse populations. Key findings show how donors prioritize giving and describes giving habits and attitudes.
Independent Sector’s Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice is the foremost guide for sound and successful practice by charities and foundations in the United States. Thirty-three principles succinctly provide clarity about legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, strong financial oversight, and responsible fundraising.
This report summarizes what states are doing to promote the development and management of high quality, demonstrably effective early childhood systems. It focuses on one of the central challenges in the systems-building process: the critical role and structure of governance when service delivery involves many agencies. Two potential models of governance are suggested, along with some thoughts about each approach.
Bio of Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D., Superintendent, Hartford Public Schools
Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices is the only survey to gather information from both chief executives and board chairs on their experiences in the nonprofit boardrooms of America. Who serves on nonprofit boards? How are boards structured? What are their policies and practices? What challenges them? Are they providing the leadership needed? The answers to these and many more questions can be found in Leading with Intent
The seven steps in Annie E. Casey's Guide guide provide a clear framework for undertaking the important work of advancing race equity and inclusion.
Find the Supporting America’s Charities Act (H.R. 5806) Bill and the Committee on Ways and Means' Section by Section Bill Summary. Find out what you can do to help the bill be passed.
Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2014: Data to Drive Decisions, a new report by Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) helps donors, NGOs, government agencies, and media gain an increased understanding of how much foundation funding is spent on disasters each year, by whom, and for what activities. The report presents an analysis of funding for disasters by the largest U.S. foundations. It finds that, in 2012, 234 foundations made 884 grants totaling $111 million for disasters.
The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) has released a new research report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) titled: “The Status of Women in Connecticut’s Workforce.”
An overview of the Fairfield County IT Collaborative, who it is, what it does and impact made.
Biography for Randy Peyser, managing director, Fairfield County Information Technology Collaborative
Six national organizations representing tens of thousands of charitable nonprofits and foundations from across the country have sent a letter to House and Senate leadership and tax writers asking for their support of the provisions of the America Gives More Act, H.R.4719. The letter requests their action in the remaining weeks of the 113rd Congress, to enact the five charitable provisions as part of any end-of-year tax legislation.
The United Way ALICE Report for Connecticut provides the detailed analysis and data that explains why so many are struggling. Connecticut's United Ways are collaborating with United Ways in five other states to identify and give voice to the people in our communities who work hard and yet face challenges making ends meet -- ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
Bolder Advocacy, has collected all their resources in one place to support immigrant rights advocacy groups working on policy goals ranging from federal policy reform to voter mobilization.
Two years after the historic storm, "Philanthropy & Hurricane Sandy: A Report on the Foundation & Corporate Response" breaks down the allocation of dollars contributed thus far and offers perspective on the role of private giving in disaster response and lessons to be taken from this one. The report was published by Foundation Center in cooperation with the funder associations Philanthropy New York and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, and with support from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
Summer Youth Employment Resources from the Expanding Low-Income Summer Youth Employment Program on October 30, 2014.
Resources and additional materials from the Women and Girls program on October 29, 2014.