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Going Beyond Grantmaking | Using External Help to Extend a Foundation's Core Compentencies and Increase Its Impact

The drive to achieve impact beyond grantmaking represents a paradigm shift in the way foundations seek to make social change. Consultants and other intermediaries have critical roles to play in extending and enhancing this impact.
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Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook

Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook: Leveraging Your Dollars by Alliance for Justice is designed to provide foundations with the information they need to both fund and conduct advocacy. The Playbook provides examples of how foundation investments have generated meaningful policy change, as well as links to other publications and fact sheets that will allow foundation leaders to quickly answer their questions and access additional information.
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Resources from Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government: A Learning Session for Funders

Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government was a learning session to learn about tackling advancing governments role in advancing racial equity. This is such an important topic and we received such positive feedback!
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Disaster Philanthropy Playbook

The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices, innovative approaches and lessons learned in order to guide the philanthropic community in responding to future disasters. It is designed as an interactive website which your organization can use to personalize your future disaster strategies.
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Real Cost Project: Barriers to Change

"Real Cost Project: Barriers to Change“ is a new report issued by the Real Cost Project, finds that there are deeply ingrained practices, beliefs and perceptions in the philanthropic community that are preventing the adoption real cost funding practices.
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Addressing California’s Emerging Teacher Shortage: An Analysis of Sources and Solutions

After many years of teacher layoffs in California, school districts around the state are hiring again. With the influx of new K–12 funding, districts are looking to lower student-teacher ratios and reinstate classes and programs that were reduced or eliminated during the Great Recession. However, mounting evidence indicates that teacher supply has not kept pace with the increased demand. This report examines indicators of current shortages, discusses their impact on students, analyzes factors that influence teacher supply and demand in California and nationally, and recommends policies to...
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Briefing for the Ohio Philanthropic Community

Read the briefing paper posted by Philanthropy Ohio discussing the local impact of the Orlando Tragedy and suggests ways for funders to support their local LGBTQ communities. Below is a snapshot: Subject: Understanding and responding to the needs of Ohio’s local LGBTQ communities post-Orlando Summary The Orlando mass shooting has ongoing implications for individuals and organizations comprising Ohio’s LGBTQ community Acknowledgment of the impact and opportunities to connect with others are critical to the healing process, but may be difficult to find for many LGBTQ Ohioans...
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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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