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Trend or Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking assembles a first-time portrait of arts funders, social change funders, and others supporting civic engagement and social change through arts and cultural strategies.

This Center for Evaluation Innovation brief produced in collaboration with ORS Impact summarizes 10 theories grounded in social science about how policy change happens.

Videos, photos and more from a special invite-only event with Robert B. Reich.

In 2008, in its quest to improve the effectiveness of its grants portfolio and institutional operations, The California Endowment contracted with Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to complete an internal assessment of its diversity policies and practices.

For more than a decade, Northern California Grantmakers has partnered with the California Budget Project to inform members about the annual budgets that impact underserved communities and grantees they serve.

The Opportunity Agenda, launched in 2006 with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America, created the Vision, Values and Voice toolkit to help social justice communications campaigns tap into the comic book superhero zeitgeist to advance its messaging.

This Foundation Review article explores the multiple approaches that foundations can use to advance racial equity, focusing on a specific set of approaches used by the Minnesota-based Northwest Are

On May 10th Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers—and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) presented a special statewide webinar briefing on this emerging trend in social innovation.

Storytelling is a fundamental part of culture and happens to be one of the best ways to teach, persuade, and even understand ourselves.

In this video The Philanthropic Initiative explores the challenging question, "Public Policy, Politics and Philanthropy - How Close to the Chasm Can One Go?"

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