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Guidance for Philanthropic Communications in a Pandemic

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03/2020
Philanthropy can serve as a trusted resource for actionable communications that lead with empathy and support grantees to prevent the spread of disease, preserve well-being, maintain social cohesion, and respond to economic hardship. Social Cohesion Pandemics are personal and interpersonal: we make each other sick. We must address the financial, social, and psychological conditioning that prompts us work when sick. Effective pandemic response requires isolation: create virtual connection to form the kind of social cohesion that drives effective response to other types of crisis or disaster...
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Berkeley Resilience Strategy

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03/2020
Developed with input and insights from the people of Berkeley, the Resilience Strategy is designed to articulate solutions that make our city more resilient not only to physical challenges, such as earthquakes, sea level rise, and aging infrastructure, but also to social challenges, such as racial inequity. At its core, the Resilience Strategy is about building resilience by building community. Strong connections between neighbors and lasting partnerships between community-serving organizations are vital to helping all residents, especially those most in need and historically underserved, to...
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Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success

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11/2017
Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success sheds light on what constitutes a strong funder–grantee relationship, what nonprofits say it takes for funders to foster such relationships, and the crucial role that program officers play in the equation.
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Addressing the Social Determinants of LGBT Health Disparities

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02/2016
As a follow-up to the California LGBT Health Funding Summit last November, this summary captures the discussions and set forth recommendations for funders seeking to address social determinants of health disparities for LGBTQ people.
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Foundation Maps | California

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09/2015
Welcome to the Northern California Grantmakers Map This map is provided to you as part of the campaign to “Get on the Map” which is a national partnership between Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, Candid and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Foundation Maps: California is an interactive map showing more than 80,000 grants by over a hundred California foundations, who electronically share their grantmaking data through Candid's Electronic Reporting program. The first of its kind, this map provides a...
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Resources from How To Change The World! Philanthropy & Movement Building

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01/2015
NCRP article describes the practices the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund implemented to support the California's immigrants rights movement. Over time, the foundation has come to recognize the value of enabling groups on the ground to decide strategy – supported not just by its grantmaking but also by its convening power.
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Resources from 25 Years After Loma Prieta and Days After Napa

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11/2014
Using the lens of Loma Prieta, Napa, Katrina, Sandy and other disasters this program explored the role of philanthropy and nonprofits in preparing for, responding to, and mitigating disasters and how we can help communities get back to "normal."
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Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

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11/2014
To help us understand whether we are making progress in supporting nonprofits in ways that allow them to be successful, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conducts field research to track trends in grantmaker practice. GEO’s 2014 study highlights some important shifts in how grantmakers support nonprofit results, but also reveals where we’re falling short.

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