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Organizational Effectiveness Knowledge Center

The Organizational Effectiveness team at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is excited to share its new Organizational Effectiveness Knowledge Center . The Knowledge Center is a web platform dedicated to sharing the Foundation's perspective and resources on improving organizational and network effectiveness.
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2016 Foundation Operations and Management Report

Exponent Philanthropy has offered this important benchmarking tool to NCG's members at a 20% discount through the end of the year. They can learn more about the report at here . To receive the discounted price, just need to enter the discount code COLLEAGUE when purchasing. Exponent Philanthropy ’s 2016 Foundation Operations and Management Report is considered the tool for benchmarking by foundations that operate with few or no staff. Based on responses from more than 550 Exponent Philanthropy member foundations, it tells the powerful...
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Shaping Culture Through Key Moments

It’s virtually impossible to operate as an ally and partner to nonprofits if you are working inside a foundation whose values and culture run counter to that spirit. Culture matters -- and it’s complex. This brand new resource that offers insight into the opportunities where we can strengthen and improve our organizations’ culture.
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The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspective

Based on the perspectives of more than 200 foundation CEOs, The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspective captures foundation leaders’ views on challenges and concerns about the changing landscape in which they work and the most pressing issues that will influence foundation philanthropy in the coming years.
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Helping Women Step Out of the Shadows

When women thrive, those around them typically do, too—and when they struggle, so do others. Yet women’s mental health and wellbeing have received insufficient attention from the health care field, from government, and from philanthropy. This lack of attention has left a gap that needs to be filled if we hope to see progress on numerous intersecting issues, from women’s rights to health care to education. Working with the Hope & Grace Fund, a philanthropic project of skincare and beauty brand Philosophy , Arabella Advisors has produced a new report that explores opportunities for funders...
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Resources for Young People Driving Social Change through The Ballot Box and Beyond

In the November 2018 elections, 31 percent of youth (ages 18-29) voted - the highest level of participation among youth in a mid-term election in the past three decades. Simultaneously, the country is in the middle of a massive demographic shift where young people of color are the fastest-growing segment of the population. In California, the overwhelming majority of millennials (over 60%) are people of color. Building and supporting the civic engagement infrastructure and leadership pipeline opportunities focusing on youth leaders, both in and outside of election cycles, holds incredible...
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Resources for Addressing the Nonprofit "Needs Gap"

Capacity building is a concept we can all get behind. Both grantseekers and grantmakers know this is the base for long term sustainability and organizational effectiveness. So why does it continue to be so elusive in our sector and what’s the latest thinking on what is really needed and how best to make it happen? At this event, we heard the latest insights from the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) 2018 report, Strengthening Grantees, where findings demonstrate there is a Needs Gap between what nonprofits request funding for compared to their actual needs. We also heard firsthand...

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