21/64 is a non-profit consulting practice specializing in next generation and multigenerational engagement in philanthropy and family enterprise. As families engage the next generation in their foundations, donor advised funds, and other forms of family enterprise, there is an increasing need for clarity, communication and multigenerational collaboration. 21/64 offers coaching and peer networks for next generation funders, consulting services for multigenerational families, foundations and family offices, as well as speaking engagements and training for institutions striving to engage the next generation of their clients. All consultations include 21/64’s uniquely-developed resource tools to assist individuals, families and advisors during these times Read more
Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors achieve greater good with their resources. We can help you use all your assets – grants, investments, relationships, and time – to maximize your positive impact. Our comprehensive and personalized services deliver results for families and individuals, institutional foundations, impact investors, and corporate clients worldwide.
BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders. BoardSource provides: knowledge and resources for nonprofit leaders through workshops, training, assessment tools, an extensive Web site, and a membership program governance consultants who work directly with nonprofit leaders to design specialized solutions to meet an organization’s needs the world’s largest, most comprehensive selection of material on nonprofit governance, including Read more
Bolder Giving seeks nothing less than to shift the collective culture of giving. Our mission is to inspire and support people to give to their full lifetime potential. We challenge the norms and stereotypes that limit charitable giving through a two-pronged approach. The first is through Inspiration: We gather and share inspirational stories of bold giving from diverse people across the economic spectrum. The second is through Action: We develop tools and advice to help people translate that inspiration into actionable steps to transform their giving. Our aim is to encourage people of all backgrounds to: Give More: increase their giving as a percent of Read more
The Bridgespan Group collaborates with mission-driven leaders and organizations to accelerate breakthrough social impact. A nonprofit ourselves, we share our clients’ passion for building a better world. We work directly with clients to help them achieve outstanding results. We also develop tools and insights that organizations across the social sector can use to help them more powerfully pursue their missions. Rigorous thinking and analysis and deep social sector experience are hallmarks of Bridgespan’s work. We help social sector leaders scale the impact of their organizations, build the capacity of their leadership, advance the effectiveness of their philanthropy, and accelerate their Read more
Capital Research Center (CRC) was established in 1984 to promote a better understanding of charity and philanthropy. We support the principles of individual liberty, a free market economy and limited constitutional government: These are the cornerstones of American society. They are the foundation of private enterprise, economic growth and wealth creation. They also make possible wise and generous philanthropic giving. Unfortunately, many donors reject these principles. Many charities and foundations now urge lawmakers to expand the powers of the welfare state, regulate the economy and limit individual freedoms. Nonprofit “public interest” groups argue that government must solve the problems of Read more
The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a nonprofit organization focused on the development of comparative data to enable higher-performing funders. CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness – and, as a result, their intended impact. This mission is based on a vision of a world in which pressing social needs are more effectively addressed. It stems from a belief that improved effectiveness of philanthropic funders can have a profoundly positive impact on nonprofit organizations and the people and communities they serve. CEP pursues its mission through Read more
CF Insights responds to a hunger for shared knowledge and greater impact among U.S. community foundations. Community foundations grow stronger when their decisions are based on timely, accurate, and complete information. Through CF Insights, community foundations improve performance and sustainability – individually and collectively.
CFLeads is a national learning cooperative on community leadership. What does that mean? We are the hub and go-to-source for community foundations committed to building community leadership as a core and enduring competency. For community foundations to work in new ways that improve and strengthen their communities is not easy but it is essential. Recognizing community leadership as the wave of the future of the field, this is our vision: Community foundations take on challenging issues, pursue cross-sector solutions, engage citizens, and marshal the needed resources to improve their communities and provide opportunity for all. Recognizing that it will take Read more
Changing Our World, Inc. is a leading international consulting firm providing personalized solutions in all areas of fundraising and philanthropy. Our expertise ranges across four areas of practice: Fundraising, Corporate Social Engagement, Digital, and Research and Analytics. We specialize in developing and executing effective strategies for our clients based on an understanding of their unique challenges and opportunities; the expectations of donors, consumers and stakeholders; and the dynamics of the marketplace.
GrantCraft combines the practical wisdom of funders worldwide with the expertise of Foundation Center to improve the practice of philanthropy. Since 2001, GrantCraft has delivered the knowledge funders need to be strategic and effective in their work, addressing questions funders face across various strategies and issue areas. The collection of free resources come in more than 10 languages and multiple formats, including guides, infographics, cases, blogs, podcasts, and interactive tools. This diverse suite of GrantCraft-developed content is complemented by other Foundation Center resources and external contributions, making GrantCraft your go-to place for thinking critically about philanthropy and building skills for Read more
FSG is a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in strategy, evaluation, and research, founded in 2000 as Foundation Strategy Group and celebrating a decade of global social impact. Today, FSG works across sectors in every region of the globe — partnering with foundations, corporations, nonprofits, and governments to develop more effective solutions to the world’s most challenging issues. FSG brings together leaders that are hungry to exchange information, to elevate learning and to create collective impact for shared priorities in social change. Working with many of the world’s leading corporations, nonprofit organizations, and charitable foundations, FSG has completed more than 400 Read more
Harder+Company helps nonprofits, public agencies, and foundations to pursue their missions through high-quality research and consulting services. We provide data-driven analysis to help organizations understand the results of their programs and initiatives—and translate that data into actionable improvements. Our expertise spans a wide range of social impact areas, such as healthcare, social services, community development, educational achievement, arts and culture, and violence prevention. Consulting services provided by our firm include program evaluation, strategic planning, community engagement, and nonprofit capacity-building.
Hudson’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy & Civil Renewal aims to encourage foundations and charitable donors to direct more resources toward support of small, local, often faith-based grassroots associations that are the heart of a vital civil society. In its research, writing, and monthly seminars, the Center critically examines the current giving practices of American foundations, which tend to be directed toward large, expert-driven projects that often undercut, rather than support, small civic associations. It aims to provoke conversation about the most important — and seldom discussed — issues before the nonprofit sector. It also provides practical advice and counsel to Read more
Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about software to help nonprofits make smart software decisions. Nonprofits maintain a complicated relationship with technology. Most know that software can streamline their processes and help fulfill their missions more efficiently and effectively, yet lean staffing and tight budgets mean they’re unable to devote the time necessary keep up with new technologies and find the right tools. From the most basic questions (like how to use software to help manage emailing hundreds of people at once), to the more complex (like understanding the role of social networking and mobile Read more
What difference are we making? Nonprofits and funders working for social change all ask themselves this question. Organizations that know the answer have the power to make informed decisions and create lasting change in the communities they serve. It is this critical question that motivates us at Innovation Network. We are a national 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping other nonprofits and funders answer the question for themselves. Our staff is dedicated to developing and sharing tools and know-how to help nonprofits and funders measure their own results. We provide program planning and evaluation consulting, training, and web-based tools to nonprofits and funders across Read more
We come from virtually every continent, and we share a vision in which individuals are empowered to improve their everyday lives. We seek a legal environment that strengthens civil society, advances the freedoms of association and assembly, fosters philanthropy, and enables public participation around the world.
In 2010, legal staff at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (collectively the “Foundations”) joined together to develop a comprehensive training program on legal issues in grantmaking. The goal of this collaboration is to create online, web-based trainings to supplement existing in-person training programs. The Foundations identified a shared need for this type of instructional resource, and a common desire to collaboratively develop a training system that speaks to a variety of learning styles and organizational training needs. As a result, the Foundations Read more
Equipping teachers, impacting civic life Vision: All youth are educated and equipped for lifelong engagement in philanthropy as givers of time, talent, and treasure for the common good. Mission: Learning to Give equips K-12 teachers to educate students as philanthropists with knowledge, skills, and action to make a better world. We connect students’ civic lives to academic learning.
LearnPhilanthropy exists to accelerate learning among newcomers to philanthropy and evolve how learning happens in the field. As a marketplace of knowledge and tools, we help people overcome learning curves and discover concepts that are essential to effective philanthropy. LearnPhilanthropy aims to offer: Accessible tools – An array of resources, frameworks, research, and more exist across the field. These tools can help you grow new skills and improve your grantmaking, but there has been no centralized place to easily discover them. LearnPhilanthropy has been redesigned to become a stronger “discovery engine” for the field, and over time, we will add new Read more
Mission Investors Exchange is where philanthropic innovators exchange ideas, tools, and experiences to increase the impact of their capital. Mission Investors Exchange was launched in May 2012 as the culmination of the integration of PRI Makers Network and More For Mission. Mission Investors Exchange members include more than 230 foundations and mission investing organizations. Our full members are U.S. and some international foundations of all sizes and mission areas who use or are learning to use program-related and mission-related investing as a strategy to accomplish their philanthropic goals. Our affiliate members work in partnership with foundations to aggregate and deploy Read more
Monitor Institute is a social enterprise that surfaces and spreads best practices in public problem solving and pioneers next practices – breakthrough approaches to addressing social and environmental challenges. We partner with mission-driven organizations and their leaders, helping them make the hard choices and take the necessary actions to reach a new level of impact. Our approach marries our deep grounding in strategy, networks, social innovation and human systems with the fundamentals of professional advisory services – effective project management, skilled facilitation and well-timed intervention. As part of the global strategy firm Monitor Deloitte, we are able to draw on Read more
National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) is a public charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, foundations and financial institutions, enabling them to realize their philanthropic aspirations. NPT was founded in 1996. Since that time, we have raised $4 billion in charitable contributions and currently manage over $2.1 billion in charitable assets. We have made more than 90,000 grants totaling $2 billion to charities all over the world. We rank among the 25 largest grantmaking institutions in the United States. Our experienced staff of philanthropic professionals is fully prepared to help you establish and administer your donor-advised fund. NPT is led Read more
The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, to protect philanthropic freedom, to assist donors in achieving their philanthropic intent, and to help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility in America and abroad.
The Social Impact Exchange is a national membership association dedicated to building a capital marketplace that scales proven solutions to improve the lives of millions.
TCC Group’s mission is to develop strategies and programs that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and corporate citizenship programs to achieve social impact.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.
We are a philanthropic advisory firm that believes lasting impact starts with strategic thinking. Since our founding in 1989, we’ve directed more than one billion dollars and influenced billions more on behalf of our clients. We have gained a reputation as original thinkers with deep knowledge of the philanthropic landscape. Our approach is to create giving strategies based on your visions, values, and the areas you want to influence. You know what matters to you; we know how to make long-term, positive impact. Working together, we’ll be an unparalleled force for good.
The Rockefeller Archive Center is an independent operating foundation that preserves and makes available for research the archival collections of members of the Rockefeller family, institutions and organizations founded by Rockefeller family members (including the Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, General Education Board, Rockefeller University, Population Council, Asia Society, and many other organizations). It is the archival repository for the records of the Ford Foundation as well as for other philanthropic and service organizations such as the Commonwealth Fund, Russell Sage Foundation, Foundation for Child Development, W.T. Grant Foundation, Markle Foundation, the Social Science Research Council and Read more
Our mission: the Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government. The Urban Institute builds knowledge about the nation’s social and fiscal challenges, practicing open-minded, evidence-based research to diagnose problems and figure out which policies and programs work best, for whom, and how.
We make smart philanthropy simple. WiserGiving® provides free interactive tools, resources, and expert advice to help individuals increase their charitable impact and achieve their philanthropy goals. As a nonprofit, our commitment is to provide unbiased, customized guidance. WiserGiving.org features unique tools that simplify complex issues and provide objective, actionable recommendations based on the knowledge of experts in the field. Our founders, Liz Bremner, a seasoned philanthropy executive, and Karen Crow, an Internet veteran from Google, saw their Silicon Valley colleagues struggling to effectively jump-start their philanthropy. With grants from the Ford Foundation and Hewlett Foundation, Liz and Karen began implementing their vision of Read more
WINGS is an independent global not-for-profit network that brings together associations and support organizations serving philanthropy in more than 50 countries around the world. Together WINGS members represent more than 20,000 grantmakers and social investors worldwide.