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Frameworks for Private Foundations

This GrantCraft Leadership Series paper produced in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, explores the core frameworks that shape private foundations, and offers a roadmap for funders interested in reflecting on these frameworks to better align purpose, public benefit, and action.







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Internal Communications: Strategies for an Overlooked—But Critical—Communications Channel

This recap of a presentation explains why internal communications are as important and necessary as external communications for the long-term impact and sustainability of your foundation. A framework and suggested activities are offered along with a handout and powerpoint presentation.





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Benchmarking Program Officer Roles and Responsibilities

In this report, the Center for Effective Philanthropy shares the results of a survey conducted in mid-2016 to gain a better understanding of the role of the program officer. The report provides a comprehensive collection of benchmarking data on topics ranging from the professional and educational backgrounds of program officers, to technical information about the structure of the program officer role, to program officers’ perspectives on certain aspects of their work, such as the funder-grantee dynamic.





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What It Takes: How to Build an Effective, Modern Communications Shop

The goal of this survey was to get a clear, data-driven definition of what skills, qualities, and competencies are necessary for people who do work in communications for good to excel. Based on the survey findings, it’s clear there are steps you can take to improve your communications work in this ever-evolving field. You can access the executive summary and full report below: Executive Summary Core Communications Competencies





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The Alliance magazine June issue – Solidarity – more in common?

Solidarity – more in common? ‘We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.’ These were the words of Jo Cox in her maiden speech to the UK Parliament on 3 June 2015. On 16 June 2016, just over one year later, Cox was murdered on her way to a meeting in her constituency. The Alliance special feature, guest edited by King Baudouin Foundation’s Stefan Schäfers, explores the complex and sensitive relationship between philanthropy and solidarity. Jo Cox’s murder was not just an affront to our common humanity but a Read more