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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While giving days have raised millions of dollars for local causes across the country, a new Knight Foundation report examines their impact on the community foundations that organize them. Giving days, the report found, help community foundations raise their profile, gain digital skills and become information hubs for their communities.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
The report is a follow-up to a 2011 report that told the story of the funders’ early efforts. Now, after five years of grantmaking and intensive work in the four counties, California Civic Participation Funders tells a fuller story about how local organizations are coming together and working across issues to mobilize diverse communities to flex their democratic rights.
How can foundations help build movements for opportunity and social change... and win? An innovative partnership of nine foundations is working in four California counties to increase civic participation in communities of color and among low-income populations. By combining their efforts, these funders hope to be able to make a bigger, more focused collective impact.
A report of Bay Area nonprofits released by Northern California Grantmakers , The San Francisco Foundation and partners–shows that most respondents (82%) are concerned about sustaining their work in the face of rising office space costs in the region.
Over the course of four briefings with funders and nonprofits we gathered tremendous input toward solutions on the issue of displacement. On behalf of the working group who has guided this effort, we are pleased to provide this summary of many of the good ideas participants contributed.
The Nonprofit Displacement Project Working Group along with other foundations, government funders and nonprofits have crowd-sourced solutions some immediate and some long-term.
Congress is considering partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through budget reconciliation. From the Urban Institute, click on, or select, a state to access a fact sheet exploring the coverage implications for California and states across the country.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — known as CalFresh in California — is the cornerstone of the federal government’s effort to reduce hunger and help struggling families put food on the table. Check out this fact sheet from the California Budget & Policy Center, that illustrates how food assistance varies in California.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides federally funded cash assistance to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities pay for housing, food, and other necessities. Check out California Budget & Policy Center's fact sheet on how SSI/SSP grants are being distributed.
California saw large increases in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 3.7 million adults enrolled in the Medi-Cal expansion. 1.2 million Californians enrolled in subsidized insurance through Covered California, with average annual premium subsidies of $3,700. Check out UC Berkeley Center Labor's fact sheet on what is at risk for California counties if the ACA is repealed.
While the number of people without health insurance has declined dramatically since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, undocumented immigrants continue to be excluded from many health coverage options under this law. Check out UC Berkeley Labor Center's report on providing health care to undocumented residents.
President-elect Trump and some in Congress have called for establishing absolute limits on the federal government’s spending on Medicaid, not only for the population covered through the Affordable Care Act’s eligibility expansion but for the program overall. Take a look at Commonwealth Fund's issue brief on two of the most common proposals for reengineering federal funding of Medicaid: block grants that set limits on total annual spending regardless of enrollment, and caps that limit average spending per enrollee.
President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans favor repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early in the new administration. View this blog to learn how repealing the ACA will cripple individual health markets.
Take a gander at Health Affairs Blog on foundation recreations to the 2016 preseidential election. It is just a sampling and is not meant to be comprehensive.