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Sunday, September 27, 2015

NCG publishes post-program resources regularly, but recently many of our members are publishing their own reports and toolkits–we wanted to share! Below is a collection of resources including emerging leader best practices, impact investing, advocacy and insights on identity of 21st-Century community foundations.

  • The Emerging Leaders Playbook

There is continuous conversation about emerging leaders and millennials shifting the landscape of social sector organizations. The Emerging Leaders Playbook supported by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation is a resource for supervisors and emerging leaders to address the shift, adapt, incorporate best practices, and learn to connect with different types of stakeholders

  • Essentials of Impact Investing

Specifically for small-staffed foundations, the Essentials of Impact Investing by Arabella Advisors offers tools, technical knowledge for grantmakers and speaks to the potential of growing the impact investing community.

  • Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook

Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook was created to provide foundations with advocacy information to fill the gap between society’s needs and the government’s ability to address them. Created by Alliance for Justice and supported by The California Endowment, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Marguerite Casey Foundation.

  • 21st-Century Community Foundations: A Question of Geography and Identity

CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Emmet D. Carson, Ph.D. authored 21-st Century Community Foundations in partnership with The Foundation Center in order to forecast the next phase of this sector’s mission and impact.

  • Going Beyond Grantmaking: Using External Help to Extend a Foundation’s Core Competencies and Increase Its Impact

Created by Arabella Advisors, Going Beyond Grantmaking explores the opportunities and challenges which are custom in foundations’ efforts to deliver beyond a grant by using consultants and intermediaries successfully. 

Please let us know if there is more we should add! Email Kayla Eichmaer at