The Funder’s Guide to Investing in Volunteer Engagement

FavoriteThis FREE ground-breaking resource gives funders and nonprofit organizations common data and common language to jointly create innovative strategies to better utilize critical volunteer resources for the good of our communities. Nonprofits and funders alike have found The Funder’s Guide very helpful in gaining funder support. We encourage you to use this as the foundation for conversation with your grantees.

Talent Justice Initiative

FavoriteOn May 29 Fund the People launched a new Talent Justice Initiative that included a launch webinar, report, executive summary, and toolkit. The Talent Justice Initiative is all about helping funders and nonprofits to invest in intersectional racial equity across the nonprofit workforce, and across the career lifecycle. Talent Justice seeks to transform organizational cultures to maximize the access, advancement, and ascension of people of color, women, young people, and other diverse constituencies. The Talent Justice Toolkit released along with the report provides tools and resources to facilitate action on the recommendations highlighted in the report. These resources build on Fund Read more

DONORS: 5 Things Nonprofits Want You to Know

FavoriteWith support from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, we are broadening the scope of our knowledge resources to apply insights to large donors who are giving significantly to support nonprofit causes. We believe that some of our data-driven insights on effectiveness are not particular to foundations, but are broadly applicable and useful regardless of the structure that major donors use for their giving. Donors: 5 Things Nonprofits Want You to Know is CEP’s first resource to bring those data-driven insights to this new audience. For this resource, we looked at what CEP has heard through candid, anonymous feedback from more than Read more

Alliance Magazine – #ShiftThePower: the rise of community philanthropy

FavoriteGuest editors of the December 2016 issue of Alliance magazine Jenny Hodgson and Barry Knight explore the issues of community philanthropy, durable development, and the collective sharing of resources.   In this special feature on community philanthropy, we propose a new paradigm called ‘durable development’. This involves shifting power closer to the ground, giving agency to local people and their organizations on the principle that they should have greater control of their own destinies. The growing field of community philanthropy has much to contribute towards such a paradigm shift because it marks a distinct break with many of the conventions Read more

Thrive at Five: The Secrets of Long-Term Family Philanthropy

FavoritePassages Issue Brief — Exploring Issues in Family Giving If you are a newer family foundation with one or two generations on the board, five generations may seem like a long time away. Yet in family philanthropy, quite a few foundations have been operating and thriving for 50, 75, even 100 years. What’s the secret of these family philanthropies that make it five generations or more? How do they stay united over time, over generations, and across family branches? How do they successfully attract and engage younger family members? These long-time family foundations share their secrets for making it to five Read more

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