The landscape is shifting. Significant changes in policy and practice are underway that have the potential to affect the communities, nonprofits and philanthropy and people with whom we work for generations. This theme guided our conference with our policy briefs, workshops and plenaries. Take a look at some of the presentations and resources from our 2017 Annual Conference Bigger. Bolder. Stronger. and stay tuned for additions to this page. You can also view our conference plenaries and performances on our Vimeo channel here . Please note: we are continuing to update this resource...
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Now more than ever, successful strategic communications are essential in the social sector. The Communications Network (ComNet), which supports foundations and nonprofits to improve lives through the power of smart communications, has done ample research to back it up.
The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. Studies show the percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20% for the last 15 years even as the country becomes more diverse. To understand the causes of this disparity, the Building Movement Project conducted the Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race survey with over 4,000 respondents. The study found few differences between white and people of color (POC) respondents in their aspirations or preparation for leadership roles—in fact people of color are more likely to be interested in becoming a...
The role of program officer at foundations is an important one — especially to the grantees whose experiences with funders are greatly shaped by their interactions and relationships with their program officers. Yet, relatively little is known about the intricacies of the program officer role. What are program officers’ backgrounds? On which responsibilities do they spend most of their time? How do they think of their relationships with their grantees?
The field of narrative change is both emerging and eternal. From mythology to marketing, the human impulse – no, necessity – to make sense of the world, to justify values and bolster beliefs, is innate and immutable. We build, inherit and rely on schematic shortcuts for our own cognitive comprehension and physical survival. We learn codes and internalize signals meant to protect us: which colors and sounds represent safety or danger, whose authority we trust or reject, whose lives and dreams matter. Humans, as pattern-seeking social creatures, assemble collections of mutually-reinforcing...
The Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity has released an infographic detailing what philanthropy needs to know about prioritizing racial justice and highlighting current practices around racial equity.
A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grantmaking process. Blending experience and candid advice from grantmakers, this guide explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, get people talking, and nourish change inside your own foundation.
Re:Imagine End of Life is a citywide conversation about living and dying through art, experience, and design. Learn more >
Information on a Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool program: A supportive housing rental subsidy program of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, designed to secure quality affordable housing for DHS patients who are homeless.
During this interactive webinar on December 6, we discussed the status of the federal budget and the implications for California’s budget, the potential impact of federal tax and budget choices on public services and systems, communities, and nonprofits, and how this all could impact the work of grantmakers and nonprofit organizations.
What motivates newly wealthy individuals and families to give? What barriers do they face in their giving? And how can we help these donors give more, more intentionally and effectively? In the new report, “ The Giving Journey: Guiding New Donors to Actualized Philanthropy ,” Open Impact examined these questions critical to understanding and amplifying individual giving.
The Bay Area Funder Network on Trauma & Resilience supported this survey in order to create priorities and scope for this network.
Background On August 29, 2017, a group of Bay Area funders came together to brainstorm a possible vision, scope, and set of content directions for a funder learning network on childhood adversity. A 1 range of funders were represented - including family foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations, and individual donors. Some have been funding in the childhood adversity space for decades, while others are at the early stages of their journey. What emerged was a rich discussion exploring the possible ways in which a funder learning network might strengthen our work, and accelerate...
An accurate count of the U.S. population forms the basis for many important, but often overlooked political, economic, and social decisions that end up affecting our daily lives. Community Connect Labs' "2020 Census: How Local Governments And Nonprofits Can Ensure a Fair and Accurate Count" explores why 2020 is vital to California's future.
This fact sheet shares why the Census is critical for the private sector and the economy.
Your foundation can play a role in engaging the business sector to help achieve a successful 2020 Census. The business community is a key voice, but initial outreach has revealed a gap in awareness.
Leaders from ten foundations have come together to form a Census Subgroup and to develop a plan to ensure a complete count as the U.S. Constitution requires.
This presentation by The Bauman Foundation explores the background of the Census, Challenges and how philanthropy is taking action.
All around the country, philanthropy is mobilizing to ensure a fair and accurate census 2020. As your foundation is considering how it may engage, the Funders Census Initiative (FCI), a working group of FCCP, and the United Philanthropy Forum have put together a menu of options for funder participation.