Courage in Practice—The Principles for Peak Grantmaking

FavoriteMany in our sector are talking about big ideas such as equity and inclusion, narrowing the power gap in our sector, being authentically engaged in our communities, listening and learning from our partners, and living our values in our practice. We can help the sector move beyond conversation to action. We believe our members have the power to bring tangible, real-life, and practical implementation to these big ideas to build a bridge between strategic vision and action. To this end, we support their professional growth through developing the competencies that will help them lead this change.





State of Foundation Funding for the Pro-Immigrant Movement

FavoriteOpportunities for foundations and donors to invest in a vibrant, inclusive future According to the NCRP’s research, pro-immigrant movement leaders have 5 recommendations for funders: Give long-term, flexible and capacity building support to frontline groups. Fund organizing and services to address short-term needs while seeking long-term solutions. Help grantees access 501(c)4 dollars so they can use a greater range of strategies. Work with other funders to ensure that all aspects of the movement have adequate resources and to fund across different social issues. Deploy philanthropic social capital and networks.





Greater Good: Lessons from Those Who Have Started Major Grantmaking Organizations

FavoriteWith more than 30,000 new private foundations established in the U.S. in the past 20 years, it is vital that early-stage grantmakers learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before them so they can avoid common mistakes and position their grantmaking organizations for success. To learn more about what it takes to effectively get a grantmaking organization off the ground, CEP interviewed 35 leaders — including trustees, CEOs, program staff, and operations staff — of 14 grantmaking organizations that were established, or that experienced significant growth, in the past 20 years and that hold at least $350 million Read more